When my wife, Suzanne, and I retired, we loved the free time, but we found filling it with something meaningful a bit tricky. We wanted to tackle new goals and new activities and avoid flabby waistlines and flabbier minds. We were determined to make the most of our time.
Where should I retire?" This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in the form of our Annual Global Retirement Index.
History-filled colonial cities...peaceful mountain villages...lazy coastal towns...cloud forest, nature-filled hot spots... For those looking for a sense of variety in their ultimate destination, Ecuador has it all.
In today's fast-paced world, some 7.6 billion of us scurry about, trying to make a living and get ahead...looking for technologies and discoveries that may improve our lives…make the world a better place…and make us some money.
For a limited period, you can now get yourself a second passport more cheaply than you’d ever imagined. What’s more, your additional citizenship can be to one of a number of heavenly Caribbean island nations.
I feel so spoiled and fortunate to live here,” says Tracey Krause of her life in Cotacachi, Ecuador. “There’s a real gentleness of life; it’s just beautiful in the mountains, and I love the weather.”
As I wake up, I hear the rushing of the Pacuare River outside my door, birdsong mingled in. I lie in bed still not quite believing that this is where I’ll call my office for the day. I’m a tour guide and my profession takes me all over Central America.
As one of the oldest cities in Poland—and one of the few to escape World War II intact—Kraków is a highlight of any trip to Europe. Bonus points for the low costs and the ease of exploration. Stroll through the crumbling grandeur of Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter...
Easy-going coastal havens. Sleepy mountain retreats. Buzzing historical cities. The retirement you always dreamed of is within your reach, even if it sometimes seems to be slipping from your grasp. Every year, readers of International Living make the decision to relocate to locations where their dollar...
The ancient Polynesians traveled among thousands of tiny islands and atolls across the Paciﬁc in double-hulled sailing canoes. Using celestial navigation, an intimate knowledge of tides and currents, and following the ﬂight patterns of birds, their reach stretched to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), according to some experts.