Navigating the residency and visa rules in a foreign country can be tricky. So, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about getting your paperwork ready for a long-term stay in Spain.
I ﬁrst went to Europe—on my own—in college, spending a summer exploring a dozen countries. From then on, smitten, I went as often and for as long as I could. Twice I wangled jobs there—ﬁrst in England, then in Spain—that enabled me to stay for years.
It’s early evening, about 7:30, but the sun is still high above the horizon. A kayaker glides with smooth, even strokes across the lake’s placid surface. Nearby a lone swimmer braves the waters, chilly now in mid-March. The terrace of the hotel, which looks out on the lake, is packed with people sipping beer or coffee as they dig into cakes and pies—the kuchen for which this region is famous.
If you're interested in Chile, then our "nuts and bolts" information on accommodation, taxes and residency visas will help you take your plans to the next level.
For a border crossing that you’ll remember forever, travel from Chile to Argentina (or vice-versa) via the Cruce Andino, a boat journey on freshwater lakes from one country to the other. The lakes lie amid green hills and snow-capped volcanoes and mountains that stretch right across the South American cone about 600 miles south of Santiago, Chile. Running down the middle of this green swath is the rugged spine of the Andes.
Recently an IL reader who planned to visit Campeche, Mexico, where I live, wrote to say that she was changing her travel dates because she couldn’t ﬁnd a hotel room—all the hotels she’d called were booked up. Exasperated she concluded, “Campeche must be on the map now.” Wow, is it ever. This Sleeping Beauty on the Gulf of Mexico, one of the prettiest and safest cities in the country, was off the radar for years…even though it’s just 100 miles south of Mérida, in the Yucatán Peninsula.
The Lake District is one of Chile’s most popular vacation areas, with cool, freshwater lakes for summertime vacations and, in some parts, wintertime skiing, as well. It’s long had a smattering of mostly European expats. Now adventurous U.S. and Canadian expats are putting down roots in this region, too…Join Glynna as she tells IL Managing Editor, Eoin Bassett, why.
I’m not usually a big fan of popular “resort” destinations. But I make an exception for Tulúm, in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. This little beach town is very easy to like. In fact, if I had to recommend just one destination in Mexico for beach lovers today, it would be Tulúm.
Mexico is home to more North American expats than any other country in the world. Mexico has world-class beaches, romantic Spanish-colonial cities, and a rich indigenous heritage. Cost of living is low...and it’s very easy to get a residence visa here.
Get tips on renting and buying property in Mexico, and how and where to get the most bang for your buck.