Many of us while away time at work daydreaming about escaping the rat race to live a simpler life. We envisage breakfast on a balcony. Daily sunshine. The coast on your doorstep.Whilst some of our perfect locations aren’t achievable yet, there are some destinations around the globe that could allow expats to work very little or retire early.
Nestled just shy of Colombia’s coastline, Cali is a city that is fast becoming one of South America’s most popular with expats. Located ...Read more
Some of us find happiness in the simplest things. The smell of freshly cut grass. Indulging in your favourite meal. For others, it is our family, or money, that brings us glee. Living a happy life is different for everybody, but are there some countries where are you most likely to experience it?InterNation’s Expat Inside Survey asked 14,300 expats living in 191 countries and representing 191 countries to give their opinions on expat life in their country of residence. Of the ...Read more
Holidaymakers and expats are greeted warmly in Mexico and tourism is one of the most important industries. It is the eighth most visited country in the world and there are estimated to be well over a million expats (particularly North Americans) calling the country home.The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country ...Read more
The USA is the undisputed champion of Halloween, with the UK not far behind. However, the reasons behind the traditions and customs have evaporated over the years. Although people of all ages revel in the spooky celebrations, there are locations around the world that have their own unique ways of doing things.From spirits visiting the earth for feasts, to psychic readings and the planting of wheat, the locations below may inspire you to indulge in something a little different this Halloween.
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Brits are flocking overseas and heading to the heat and low costs living that Mexico has to offer. Tucked away on the shore of Mexico’s largest lake is a haven for retirees wanting to enjoy both benefits.The towns and villages enveloping Lake Chapala are home to 40,000 expats and the area is just 40 minutes from Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city.National Geographic ranks Mexico’s climate as second best in the world, with temperatures in the hottest month of May regularly touching ...Read more
The world is extremely used to positivity when it comes to travelling abroad, with an exceptional number of articles and blog posts filling individuals with wanderlust. And, for many travellers, the world is a magnificent place full of magic at every turn and ignorance toward dangers can be rife.There are some destinations in the world where crimes go beyond petty taxi cab scams and pickpocket theft. In some cities, armed gangs can be merciless in their attacks, often targeting western travellers ...Read more
Ever more of us are opting to retire abroad; to reward ourselves for a lifetime of hard work by moving to a country that offers a healthy climate, great food and reasonable prices.The problem is quite where the “best” retirement destinations really are.After all, there are dozens of questions that retirees should be able to answer in order to select the best retirement destinations.Surely, gathering so much information could be a lifetime’s work in itself. Thank goodness, therefore, for International Living ...Read more
They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. However never are the between men and women more noticeable than when applied to travelling.As outlined last month, women are far more likely to worry about travel, for example, while men are more likely to “cut loose” and roll with the punches. Women, for example, are 18% more likely to worry about having forgotten something than men. 20% of men claim they don’t worry about a thing before going ...Read more
Leading expat resource website InterNations has revealed the best – and worst – places for expats.Their annual “Expat Insider” study aims to rank destinations on a wide range of metrics including job satisfaction, career prospects, work-life balance, political stability and personal safety. Combining all the scores provided by expats in each country allows InterNations to create a “league table” of the best places for expats.As always, this detailed study makes for some fascinating reading.Ecuador once again takes the title for the ...Read more
There are two types of people who move abroad; there are those who primarily move abroad for their career, in order to take up a new role or search for fresh opportunities. And then there are those who move abroad to enjoy life a little more. Whether they continue to work, or are retired, their chosen destination is an essential part of the decision-making process.So while someone in the first group might happily move to the tax-free UAE, in contrast the ...Read more