When you retire abroad, you're in a different country and culture -- meeting new friends -- and you finally have time to do all the things you've looked forward to doing. Now from a distance, that can seem an almost intimidating prospect. But it's also an invigorating one.
Despite the advantages and excitement that a move abroad brings, there was one stumbling block that nearly prevented us from taking the leap: Fear of commitment.
In these places, you'll have lots of English speakers to rely on for help and suggestions... Who are the best doctors, where's the best place to buy kitchen appliances, get your computer repaired, and so on. They've been there, done that... they've blazed the trail so you don't have to.
Short, Tall, Grande or Venti -- Bold Pick of the Day, Caffé Misto, Decaf, Nonfat, Whole, 2 percent or Soy milk, Iced, Sweetened or Unsweetened? It can be just as complicated as that in Spain.
Ascending the Eiffel Tower for its breathtaking views is one of Paris's undisputed thrills--just ask the 7 million visitors who do it each year.
As a result, I've quickly discovered just how maddening other tourists can be. Most of the time it comes down to ignorance or selfishness, two things that can be easily avoided.
While visiting family recently in the U.S., we were reminded again that North American expats aren't the only ones who love living and retiring in Latin America. Latin Americans like it, too.
What makes for an "easy" overseas retirement destination? Look for destinations where lots of expats have already settled. They offer instant, English-speaking support groups for newcomers, along with local businesses familiar with expat needs and wants.
We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated freshwater goodness. From the islands of the Philippines to the mountains of Canada, the 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth!
We hit upon two fairly new, slightly quirky hotels that both proved to be excellent choices.
There are three words that every traveler should know in any foreign language when traveling overseas. They may not get you mistaken for a local, but it's amazing how far they will take you.
What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.
Tiresome layovers or breakneck connections these are not. Stopovers are overnight or multi-night stays in destinations -- mini sojourns on the way to other parts of the world.
If you think there are more tourists than ever, you are right. More than one billion people now visit another country each year.
With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.
I love fish restaurants that have been around a long time and that show no sign of disappearing: New York's Grand Central Oyster Bar is a good example...