International Living revealed their best places to retire in the world at the start of this year. Their Annual Global Retirement Index analyses countries based on a wide variety of criteria, including residency options, cost of living, climate and property options. Transport, local governance and internet connectivity are also taken into consideration.
10th – Peru
With a low cost of living and 1,500 miles of unspoilt coastline from Ecuador to Chile, Peru is a popular choice for expats this year. It is easy ...
London, Paris, Rome. Europe is famed for its cultural cities and countless tourists pilgrimage to these famed destinations every year. Whilst this is great for tourism in these cities, there are some often overlooked European cities that are equally as beautiful, equally as cultural, and equally as steeped in history. Would you consider one of the below for your next adventure?
Croatia, as a whole, has risen in popularity as a holiday destination and potential expat hive over the past few ...
Having the freedom to be your own boss and work on a variety of different projects is extremely attractive to some. Furthermore, the ability to access everything digitally and work remotely means you do not need to be stuck in your home office, let alone your country of birth, if you choose otherwise.
Being self-employed abroad can be a financial gamble for newbies, but there are some countries where things are looking rosy for digital nomads.
The Portuguese capital, Lisbon is creative ...
Paris, Venice, London. Europe is home to some of the most enchanting and cultured cities on the planet. Although these concrete jungles are rich with experiences, from shopping to cuisine, there are also an unfathomable array of landscapes enticing visitors from every corner of the globe.
Peneda-Geres National Park, Portugal
Known simply as Geres, Portugal’s only national park is over 300 million years old. The Iberian Peninsula was crushed against Europe, fusing together and creating part of Portugal’s mountainous northern border with Spain.
Thanks to global currency changes, visiting the same holiday destination as you did last year could cost you considerably more – or less – than it did in 2015.
For example Sterling is worth less against the Euro than any time in the last year, meaning that European holidays are likely to cost you more.
As a result its likely that trips, eating out and buying souvenirs are likely to cost you considerably more than last year.
That is, of course, unless you've still got a ...
In late summer every year the tourism industry gathers for one of the world’s most glamorous and glitzy awards ceremonies.
We refer not to the Oscars or the Baftas, but the World Travel Awards. The hotly-contested awards are designed to “acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence” in the travel and tourism industry.
But besides all the bonhomie and backslapping, the awards also provide an opportunity for world travellers to identify some of the top destinations, hotels and travel companies in existence. There are a ...
Going away on holiday each year can represent one of our biggest expenses.
Indeed, as an example the Daily Mail reports that the average British family spends the equivalent of two month’s salary on their summer holiday each year.
Any way you can get better value for your money therefore can represent some considerable savings.
It’s tempting when shopping for holidays to focus purely on the overall costs of flights and hotels. But focusing on just these limited elements means that you might not ...
Expats live in a world full of possibilities.
International air travel is easier and more cost-effective than ever before. Border restrictions are lessening across the globe (especially if you’re a retiree with money to spend) and thanks to the Internet we have more information at our fingertips than ever before.
This wealth of choice also has one potential downside however – paralysis from analysis. With international travel so much easier and more affordable than ever before how on earth do you decide ...
With almost 1 in 20 of us considering moving abroad in 2015, the obvious question is really where we should consider actually going to. After all, the world is a very big place. We recently reported on the best places to retire abroad according to International Living, but possibly the most noticeable thing about the three finalists is that none of them were based in Europe.
This is many ways a result of the higher costs of living in Europe, but we’re ...