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We’re always on the lookout for that “next” place. That place where geography and price-point and accessibility come together at just the right time to create a window of opportunity for pioneering investors.
Whether it’s towering mountains or elegant architecture, nothing inspires you to travel quite like seeing a place on the big screen. A definitive list is tough to find—everybody has their favorites—but below are 10 movies that have inspired IL editors to take to the road. Everything about French film Amélie is beautiful, as is Paris where it’s set.
Celebrate the arrival of a fleet of sailing ships in Waterford, Ireland, to kick-start the Tall Ships Festival June 30 to July 2. Three days of live music, theater, dance, and cultural events culminate in the “parade of sail” when the 70 ships start their race to Halmstad, Sweden.
Do you use frequent flyer miles? Then you’ve experienced the annoyance of keeping track of various account numbers, passwords, and accumulated miles with different airlines. Or worst yet, you may have painfully realized that your miles expired for one reason or another.
This is Ireland. And today you can buy real estate here at a discount of 80% on peak prices. You can buy that dream cottage by the sea, the pub on the village green or your country house surrounded by horses, all for cents on the euro.
In early 2001 we were on our first visit to Panama, our first research visit of any kind, in fact, on our journey to relocation outside the U.S. Our guide that day was Sam Taliaferro. A former Coloradoan married to a Panamanian, he had picked the little mountain town of Boquete in Panama’s Chiriquí province in which to build his version of paradise. And what a pick it was…
Every morning I open my eyes and see Agua Volcano framed by my window, looming above the red-and-gray mishmash of tin and tiled rooftops. Out on the terrace sipping freshly-ground, locally-grown coffee, I can see three volcanoes: one extinct, one dormant, and one active.
Connecting with locals overseas is one of the best ways to guarantee a successful trip, no matter where on the planet you’re headed. And there’s a way you can do that – gaining all the helpful tips, cultural insights, and lasting friendships a local contact can provide – and cut your accommodation fees to zero at the same time.
Every year, thousands of U.S. and Canadian residents visit the small town of Algodones, Mexico, for one simple reason: It saves them thousands of dollars.