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…
Iceland celebrates Beer Day on March 1 to honor the end of prohibition. Only legalized in 1989, beer is now consumed openly throughout the country, especially in the capital Reykjavik.
Contadora Island is a 20-minute ﬂight from Panama City. It is a watery wonderland straight out of the pages of The Beach. Forget about cars and taxis; everywhere worth visiting is a 10-minute walk away…
Parque Calderón is the touristic and scenic heart of Cuenca, outskirts of Cuenca offers a special view of the city. Instead of looking to the rivers or the mountains, at Fogo you look down into Cuenca itself. Go at sunset and grab a seat on the outdoor patio to watch Cuenca twinkle its way into the night.
Las Terrenas on the Dominican Republic’s Samaná peninsula is a little piece of paradise. Palm trees, warm breezes and stars so bright it feels as though you could pluck them from the sky… I can’t think of a nicer place to have a beach home.
Last year we took a week-long vacation to explore Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. We wanted the beaches, the sun, and the turquoise waters, a break from the rat race and a few days rejuvenating, but most of all—with retirement on the horizon—we wanted to find a new overseas home.
When Elizabeth Milovidov stood on the cobbles before the thousand-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral and wandered Paris’s narrow stone streets, soaking up the history and elegant architecture, she knew that her heart was lost.
Laundry is hanging in vivid, postcard style above bougainvillea-draped walls. Built on one of Lisbon’s seven hills, this is Alfama, my favorite Lisbon neighborhood.
There’s so much to love about island life in Penang, Malaysia, that it’s hard to know where to start. My wife Lisa and I spend just $1,719 a month to live here, and that’s renting with an ocean view and eating out regularly in the island’s amazing restaurants.
Say you want to buy a second home in Newport Beach, California. You’re not from there, and have no family there or any local ties. You’re not familiar with the property market in Newport Beach…but you still know you’re paying a good price for your new condo.