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RETIRING IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

Did you know you can live in a warm tropical country at a fraction of the cost? Places such as Thailand, Ecuador, Vietnam, Portugal, and Mexico are much more affordable.

HEALTHY CHOICES

Your happiness begins with finding a healthy lifestyle just for you.

Traveling abroad opens your eyes to new cultures.

You’d be surprised how friendly other cultures can be.

Retire in Castlebar, Ireland

Castlebar is a busy market town.  Northwest of  Galway,  it originally was a garrison town - meaning that soldiers attached to the local Barra Castle lived here in the 11th century.    There are several local attractions including the Foxford Woollen Mills,  The...

Retire in Hay-on-Wye, Wales

Hay-on-Wye, Wales is known as "the biggest second-hand bookshop in the world" and a mecca for anyone who loves to read.   The sleepy little town in south Wales is just west of the border with England.  It is a rural community out in the country with a plethora of...

Retire in Aberystwyth, Wales

Aber (as the locals call her) is a holiday town along the west coast, right in the middle of Wales.   It is also a university town and the terminus of the train line from Shrewsbury in England.  The beachfront is lined with four-story flats all facing the water, a...

Retire in Llangollen, Wales

We just stumbled on this gem of a town after leaving Porthmadog.    After 5 days in Wales (we had only planned to stay 3 - but couldn't tear ourselves away) we were headed up to Scotland and were hoping to make up some time.   We crossed over the low mountains and...

Retire in York, England

Seems like everyone's been to York!  Anglo-Saxons, Romans, Vikings, Scots, monks, Kings, Lords of the Manor, craftsman and now the locals and tourists.  They have all left their mark on York.   The earliest mention of York is found on an old Roman tablet, circa 95-104...

Retire with the Bard in Stratford-on-Avon!

On my first trip to the UK, I had to go to Stratford.  For theatre people (directing, building, painting and even a little acting) Stratford is like a mecca for those who love the stage.  After pulling into town, the information center made arrangements for my bed and...

Retire Near London!

Every time I fly to the UK, I leave wishing we had just a few more days.   Even if you can't stay for the rest of your life, if you retire near London for just 3-6 months, you could pretty much see everything that interests you.    Take Greenwich, a suburb just east...

Roll With It in England!

We were in Ashford England for 4 days while hubby was attending a train convention.  Thinking it would be fun and exotic to take the Chunnel Train under the English channel to Calais, France for lunch and return to Ashford, we head off to the train station.  We found...

Retire in Totnes, England

We've been all over England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.    If I got to pick my favorite place, I'd retire in Totnes, England.  A town of 7,500, it is not far from the south coast, between Exeter to the north and Dartmouth to the south.  Totness is protected from the...

Retirement in Edinburgh, Scotland

If you are considering retirement in Edinburgh, Scotland, first of all you need to learn how to pronounce it.  Locals call it Ed-in-bur-a.  The gh is silent. This is the second largest city, second only to Glasgow, and the capital of Scotland.   Home to 487,000...

Retiring in Ayr, Scotland!

If you are looking for a mild climate, coastal waters, and history, you might want to consider retiring in Ayr, Scotland.   This moderate sized town of 46,000 sits on the west coast of the lowlands of Scotland and has connecting bus service to Cairnryan where you can...

Retire in Stirling Scotland

If you want to retire in Stirling Scotland you will certainly be at the heart of it all.   The city is clustered around a large castle that was built, like many castles, in stages.   The original James IV Great Hall was completed in 1503.   It sits on a large hill...

On the High Road in Scotland

We left Glasgow Scotland on a rainy morning and drove up Loch Lomond on the west side of the lake.   We stopped in a little village because we saw a sign that read "Hand Made Kilts" on a fence - and who could drive by without stopping?   After parking the car, we went...

Thailand Songkran Festival

Oh...my...gosh. I have never had so much fun in my entire life. Everyone loves a good water fight with water canons on a hot day. Now close your eyes and imagine this...millions of people (yes millions) all celebrating the happiest and friendliest water festival ever....

Retire in Eureka Springs Arkansas

If you retire in Eureka Springs Arkansas, it will be like living in a doll house town.  Blocks of unique Victorian homes, a well preserved city center with boutiques, galleries, museums and restaurants.  The Eureka Springs Auditorium hosts top name performers and has...

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