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Best Places to Retire Overseas

One Of The Prettiest Places To Retire Across The Pond

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Kilkenny Town itself could be a great retirement choice, but I'd say that the best retirement spot in all the Emerald Isle would be just outside that city, where you can embrace quintessential Irish country life while remaining in easy reach of the shopping, entertainment, festivals, and town amenities of Kilkenny proper.

The 21 Best Places To Retire Overseas In 2014

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Live and Invest Overseashas published its annual Retire Overseas Index, naming the 21 best places to retire overseas in 2014. Number one on the list is the Algarve, Portugal.

How To Live Your Fantasy Retirement Life In Nicaragua

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I wake up naturally, no alarms needed anymore. The sun greets me, as it does every morning, and my French doors open onto my patio, where I can watch the waves crash over the rocks in the bluest of oceans. Birdsong mixes with the calls of howler monkeys, letting me know that they are somewhere in the trees. My yard looks like a jungle -- coconut palms, fruit and avocado trees.

The Advantage Of Starting A New Life In Costa Rica

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.22.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

After a long career in Silicon Valley, Robbie Felix, 58, was ready for a change. "I showed up there in 1978 right after they broke up the telephone monopolies, and it was booming," says Robbie, who worked as a headhunter specialized in staffing start-up companies. "I loved it. It was fascinating, but extremely stressful."

Retiring Overseas And Enjoying 'Futbol' Instead Of 'Football'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town. A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.

7 Gorgeous And Incredibly Easy Places To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

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.

The 2 Most Fabulous Places To Retire South Of The Border

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.23.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two top choices for retirement in South America right now are Colombia and Chile. These are two beautiful countries offering diverse lifestyle options from mountain to coastal, small-town to upscale big-city. Thinking more specifically, how do these two destinations compare?

THIS May Be The Most Beautiful Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Portugal's Algarve, located at Europe's westernmost tip and boasting 100 miles of Atlantic coastline, could be Europe's most famous secret. This region boasts Europe's best beaches, Europe's best golf courses, some of Europe's friendliest folk, and Western Europe's lowest cost of living. It's also Europe's newest tax haven.

THIS May Be The World's Most Fabulous Place To Retire On A Budget

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Many retirement destinations are promoted on the basis that they're 'just like the United States'... touted for the fact that living there you'd be in familiar surroundings. That's not the case with Cuenca, Ecuador. Walking these cobblestoned streets past the historic Spanish architecture and the old colonial churches, you know that you're not in Kansas anymore.

How Couples Can Retire In Paradise Overseas For Only $2,000 A Month

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We've lived and worked abroad for nearly 13 years now. And we know for certain that in many convenient, never-shovel-snow-again destinations around the world, you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, but with a significantly lower cost of living than in the U.S. or Canada.

Is THIS The Most Beautiful Place To Retire South Of The Border?

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Chiriquí is Panama's farmland. Its broad pastures are dotted with dairy cows, and you'll find beef cattle ranches and horse stables. Rocky rivers and winding streams crisscross a landscape overlooked by Barú Volcano and the Continental Divide. I guess it reminds me of the countryside of New Jersey and New York State, where I grew up, except for the palm trees! So how did I end up here?

Retirement Overseas: Are We All Just Waiting for the Grim Reaper?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

San Miguel is a more affordable place to live than is Santa Fe. And for many years now, San Miguel has been one of the top destinations on the "retire overseas circuit." We lived there ourselves for a few years and we'd happily return to this enchanted place where life is slow and easy, and filled with art, music, literature, and like-minded company.

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Travel Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you've read some of the articles we've written about retiring overseas, you know that we wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time as possible in a particular destination to be sure it suits you. You may find your ideal spot... or you may not. And that's okay, too.

The Most Exciting Way To Retire -- And How To Afford It

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com A new memoir chronicles a couple’s bold decision to travel the globe without a permanent place to call home. In ...

How To Discover Retirement Bliss In This Country South Of The Border

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Most people visiting Costa Rica fly into the capital, San José, site of the main international airport, but head out as soon as possible for Pacific or Caribbean coast beaches. And the majority of expats live on the coast or in more rural areas of the Central Valley.

Eight Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Overseas Retirement Destination

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you're thinking about moving overseas and you want to find the place that's right for you, we'd recommend you have a list of your wants and needs. Don't settle for any place that doesn't match up.

11 Travel Tips Italians Want Americans To Know Before They Arrive There

Lisa Condie | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Italians are very kind, and extremely patient (unless they're driving). They are the guardians of some of history's most magnificent treasures, and they are used to sharing them. However, there are a few things Italians want Americans to know before you arrive in their country.

How To Best Enjoy The World's Most Exotic Travel Destinations

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Southeast Asia is adventure travel at its most exotic. Each day brings new sights, smells, tastes, and experiences. Cultural encounters, too.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Retiring Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There's so much we've learned by living overseas. The nuts and bolts alone can be overwhelming. What about Social Security? (Yes, you can still collect it when you live overseas.) Do you have to give up your U.S. or Canadian citizenship? (No, never... unless you choose to officially do so.) What about Medicare?

When Not Knowing the Month Is a Good Thing

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Instead of scurrying about in the Fall to prepare for the onslaught of Old Man Winter, we open a bottle of wine and sit on the terrace until it passes. Sometimes we even share a big bowl of strawberries and cream.

Popular Expat Haven in Panama

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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Confessions Of A Serial Retired Relocator

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was a good plan. And like all good plans, the Universe laughed while we made it.

These 5 Countries Provide The Best Health Care In The World

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index reports that France, Uruguay and Malaysia provide the best and most affordable health care ...

What Good Is a Global Retirement Index?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Deciding to change your entire life and relocate somewhere with a different culture, economy, government and probably a different language altogether isn't the kind of thing you do by picking a country off a menu.

Expats Open Successful Hotel Business in Caribbean Belize

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

It's a far cry from their previous existence in Denver, Colorado. But John and Ellen consider themselves to be the luckiest people in the world running their small hotel and restaurant in the Belizean beach paradise of Placencia.