Inside Asia: Low Costs, Good Living, Exotic Adventure

Inside Asia: Low Costs, Good Living, Exotic Adventure

Americans knew little of Cambodia until, in 1924, a stalwart Titanic survivor, Helen Churchill Candee, published her adventures there in a book called, Angkor the Magnificent. “We think we have exposed and investigated the secret places of the whole round globe,” she says, “when there comes word of a new one, and not only a secret place but a place full of secrets.”

Why Convenient Costa Rica Still Makes So Much Sense

Why Convenient Costa Rica Still Makes So Much Sense

It’s like a grab bag at a candy store—coastal drama, rainforests, spring-weather valleys…this place costs less than Cleveland…and things just work here.” That was my assessment of Costa Rica in 1998. That trip felt like a reward. I’d been nosing out “new” destinations in places like Nicaragua and Panama—“early-in finds” that would be attractive to pioneering retirees.

Insider Intelligence Nobody Else Brings You…

Insider Intelligence Nobody Else Brings You…

My neighbors will be among the 500,000 visitors in London this month for the Olympics. With these friends in mind, I’ve kept an eye out for other diversions they’d enjoy—attractions beyond “bucket list” items like the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre or the Harry Potter studio tour. Trouble is, so much advice is standard-issue: Heathrow Airport tips…special museum exhibits…

Don’t Wait to Embrace Life Abroad

Don’t Wait to Embrace Life Abroad

Our only regret is that we didn’t go sooner.” Don’t wait, expats say. Try it. You’ll like it. It’s not that life overseas is without frustration. It’s just that, on balance, your quality of day-to-day living improves…and often costs you less. Many of our readers today aren’t waiting until they’re retired to give life overseas a whirl. They’re going sooner—and in more creative ways—than ever.

Why Livable Europe Should Be On Your List…

Why Livable Europe Should Be On Your List…

What Life Overseas Really Looks Like... Skeptics inquire: Are the opportunities overseas really as great as we at IL portray them to be? The short answer is “yes.” But don’t take my word for it… Listen, instead, to the many firsthand stories we’ve collected in this month’s issue—on-the-ground reports from folks who decided to answer the question for themselves…at the beach…in the hills…in cities…or on islands…

What Life Overseas Really Looks Like…

What Life Overseas Really Looks Like…

What Life Overseas Really Looks Like... Skeptics inquire: Are the opportunities overseas really as great as we at IL portray them to be? The short answer is “yes.” But don’t take my word for it… Listen, instead, to the many firsthand stories we’ve collected in this month’s issue—on-the-ground reports from folks who decided to answer the question for themselves…at the beach…in the hills…in cities…or on islands…

How to Escape The Undertow

How to Escape The Undertow

Old beliefs die hard—but we’re doing our best here at International Living to speed them on their way. From Penang, Malaysia to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico… Dublin, Ireland to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua… from Bilbao, Spain to Bangkok, Thailand, … this month’s issue is packed with boots-on-the-ground revelations about destinations you may think you know…