Sunset panorama of countryside fields in Abruzzo, Italy

Experience Italy’s Abruzzo: Your Ticket To La Dolce Vita

The big event news this month is… Italy!

At last, registration is open for our first Live and Invest in Italy Conference… which we’ll host, this Oct. 17–19, in the city of Pescara—on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo region.

Over three days in Pescara, our full Italy team will introduce you to your best living options here in Abruzzo and beyond—though, once you spend a little time around Abruzzo, you may find it hard to imagine anything better…

Abruzzo is a place where…
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sunrise at dominican republic beach, the sun just above the horizon and the sky purple, pink and orange

Get Hard-Won Advice From Real Expats At Our DR Conference

The Whole Truth About Living In Paradise

When Lindsay de Feliz, originally from the U.K., decided to relocate to the Dominican Republic, she needed to find a way to support her new life in paradise. With a background in marketing and a love of working out, Lindsay decided to set up a gym.

Being the only gym in town, she was excited for her new venture.

With no showers already on site, Lindsay went to extra expense to fit out her studio with full changing and showering facilities. She also offered a monthly payment schedule for her clients.
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Portugal Is An Old World Gem, You Owe It To Yourself To See

Portugal—An Endless Sea Of Opportunity

We knew they’d go fast—but we weren’t prepared for just how fast…

As I alerted you last week, all 40 of the original VIP seats for our Live and Invest in Portugal Conference sold out within a few days of announcing the event to the full readership…

To deal with this huge demand (and reward our early responders), we then opened up 20 more bonus VIP seats…

As of this writing, just 7 of these seats remain. You can claim yours here.

This underexposed, Old World gem sure is gaining traction. And, over three days together, we’re looking forward to showcasing the best of Portugal… as well as preparing you for the day-to-day challenges of expat life.

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Dream Retirement Home Overseas

10 Things To Ask Before Buying Retirement Property Overseas

10 Things To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Retirement Home Overseas

Whether you’re planning for investment or retirement, buying real estate overseas is fundamentally about diversification. Today, we’ll focus on the retirement side and what you need to consider when you’re looking to buy in a place where you’re planning to spend at least a couple of months of the year on the ground.

It’s important to understand that moving all your savings out of the States and into a single residence overseas doesn’t bring you the level of diversification you should be seeking right now. However, using some of your capital to buy a home in the place where you want to live and putting another share to work in another market (ideally one that uses a different currency) gets you not only diversification but also what amounts to a rent-free retirement.

The bottom line for the retiree-buyer is to follow your instincts—not only in figuring what to buy overseas but also in considering whether you should buy at all.

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It's A Good Time To Stake Your Claim In Paris (Portugal Too)

It’s A Good Time To Stake Your Claim In Paris (Portugal Too)

Paris Will Always Be Paris…

“Paris is no longer Paris,” President Trump told the crowds at a rally in Washington last February, quoting a friend who had given up visiting the city following terrorist attacks on the City of Light in recent years.

Still, POTUS has accepted President Macron’s invitation to join France’s Bastille Day celebrations this July 14—when U.S. troops will join in the traditional military parade, marking 100 years since the United States’ entry into World War I.

And, while he may not tweet the world about it, I believe Trump will find that Paris is still very much Paris…

One of the most iconic cities in the world, it needs no introduction. If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Paris in the past, it is everything you’ve seen in the movies… and more.

But here’s the thing that escapes most people about the City of Light…

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The sun sets over the Dominican Republic while walking on the beach in Bavaro, near Punta Cana.

Your Chance At The Caribbean Dream: The Dominican Republic

Best Of The Caribbean (At Unheard-Of Prices)

The trouble with the Caribbean is that, if you’ve been to one island—or any stretch of its white-sand, turquoise-water-splashed coasts—you may feel like you’ve seen it all.

But not all Caribbean islands are equal. Beyond the powder sand, warm water, year-round sunshine, and relaxed pace of life that you’d expect from this part of the world, one island stands apart.

This island is not simply a place where you could kick back for a couple weeks’ vacation… but a place where you’d be tempted to stick around longer… and could live an active lifestyle—from exploring its caves, waterfalls, and coral reefs to enjoying a cultural night out with your choice of jazz, opera, or ballet… a private wine-tasting at a local cellar… or even a live baseball game…

I’m talking about the Dominican Republic… which, right now, also represents the best bang for your buck in the Caribbean. No contest.

Here, you could own the beach house of your dreams for as little as US$250,000… or a smaller apartment, a stone’s throw from the sand, for less than US$100,000.

And, you don’t have to wait for the expat amenities to be brought in; they’re already here. While Americans have only Continue reading