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Live near water

The Reasons Why You Should Live Near Water

The benefits of spending time in water are well documented, as are the ways in which simply living near water is good for you. New studies are showing that spending time in and around water has positive impacts on both cognitive and physical health. Just to see and hear water can reduce cortisol levels, provide…

View of the outside of Botero museum in Medellin, Colombia.

Exploring Medellin, The Best Art Scene In Latin America

Why Medellín Is The Cultural Capital Of Colombia  After graduating university, my plan was to move to Medellín, Colombia. First, though, I wanted to spend a few months in Panama where my then-boyfriend Harry was living and would continue to be based most of the time. Sadly for me, fresh out of art school, Panama…

Medellin Colombia, view of the city and high rise apartment buildings

What I’ve Discovered After 9 Years Renting In Colombia

Dipping A Toe In Your New Home Overseas Living overseas doesn’t have to be all or nothing. For many expats we know, it’s been a gradual process… Take Jeff Paschke, for instance. Jeff started out simply looking for a winter escape from his home in Dallas, Texas. He began his hunt by reading Life Magazine’s…

2018 global property summit

Global Property Summit: Real Estate Overseas Made Easy

How To Buy Your Dream Home Overseas Why would you want to buy a piece of real estate overseas? This is the first question we tackle every year at Lief Simon’s Global Property Summit. And, it’s an important one whether you’re looking for a full- or part-time home in another country… or shopping purely for…

Why Medellin Is Attracting Everyone

Why Medellin Is Attracting Everyone (Including Serial Expats)

Serial Expat Calls This Place “The Best Of The Best”… You may know Lee Harrison as our Latin America Editor or as editor of Overseas Property Alert… but he also holds the position of “serial expat”… Lee, who retired at 49, spent his early expat years in charming, affordable Ecuador before moving on to a…

medellin is so much more than perfect weather

Medellín Offers So Much More Than Perfect Weather

Last Call To Join Us In The Land Of Eternal Spring Following two events in Panama City, I’m looking forward to traveling to Medellín this month for our 2017 Live and Invest in Colombia Conference April 19–21. For me, Medellín is a refreshing break from the fast pace (and higher humidity) of Panama City. It’s…

It’s Going To Be A Big Year In Colombia

It’s Going To Be A Big Year In Colombia: See It Firsthand

As Good As It Gets In South America We’re not the only ones who believe 2017 is going to be a big year for Colombia. Lonely Planet has listed the country among its top 10 places to travel this year. Here’s what its editors had to say: “Decades of civil war and violent crime meant…