In the countries IL covers, you can find high-quality healthcare at prices you can afford. Learn about the range of options available to you for covering your healthcare costs, from paying out of pocket to several types of insurance.
In several Latin American countries, US-style independent-and assisted-living facilities are being built...affordable options for expats thinking ahead to their own and their loved ones’ future healthcare needs.
The expat life is not “for couples only.” Substantial numbers of single expats live in most of the countries IL covers. Here are some key tips on how to settle in, make friends, and build a life abroad for yourself as a single expat.
If you want to live with world-class natural beauty without the world-class price tag, come to Mexico’s Baja California Sur. And be sure to bring a camera. This is a desert land of sharp, clear lines. The mountain peaks in the distance gleam a delicate mauve. I drive up a hill and suddenly there is the sea; a vast expanse of blue dotted with rocky, deserted islands.
The life lessons you glean from your move abroad may be different from mine. But I’ll bet dollars to donuts that, a year or so after the move, you’ll be scratching out the wish list you came with and writing out a new one.
From the balcony of my hotel room in the medieval center, the casco viejo, I look down on cobbled streets lined with enticing restaurants and bars, trendy shops, hair salons, butchers, bakers, and—a few blocks away—the largest enclosed food market in Europe. Down the street, on a raised platform, a juggler is performing. Tourists and locals stroll in small groups, laughing, joking, and window-shopping.
The hills are gentle, rolling, and impossibly green. In the fields, cows graze fetlock-deep in the lush grass, while clouds scud across the blue sky overhead. Leaving the modern motorway, you immediately plunge into a world of narrow, hedge-lined country lanes, primrose-colored houses, and gray stone manors. Now and again a curve in the road opens up vistas of blue sea. Down the road, round the bend and over the hillocks, lies sandy beach or rocky shore…
If you’ve ever dreamed of living in Ireland, now may be the time to start considering it seriously. Due to Ireland’s economic crisis, property prices are way down, making the Emerald Isle more affordable than it’s been in years. In this audio debrief, listen as IL Editor, Glynna Prentice, gives you the scoop. She’s just back from a recent scouting trip to Ireland’s beautiful southwest coast.
I’ve come to this stylish, seaside city on Spain’s north Atlantic coast to drink in its legendary charm. The jewel of the Spanish Basque Country, San Sebastián has been a famed resort since the mid-1800s.
I’m in Cuenca, a provincial capital less than an hour by train from Madrid. For budding expats who dream of living in Spain, provincial cities like Cuenca are a great option. It's within 60 minutes of Madrid and offers a relaxed, inexpensive lifestyle in a scenic setting.