Fly abroad? Why not buy abroad!

2020 has been rough, in so many ways, and it looks like we will need to ease our way – very carefully – into 2021.  But, word has it that travel experts are targeting July 2021 for when we may be able to travel and get back to our lives again. One effect of 2020 is that situations have changed…

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Lithuania mania!

One of the most beautiful and friendly countries in Europe, Lithuania is a hidden gem. But that may soon not be the case, as the country is opening its doors for those looking for a new experience. If you want a change, this is a wonderful opportunity.  And the Lithuanian government makes it easy – they’ve created an easy-to-navigate plan…

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No stigma in Antigua, virtually

In keeping with the current trend of providing people remote-work visas, Caribbean country Antigua and Barbuda has become the latest nation to open its doors for people looking for a change of scene. According to The Independent, the country is willing to welcome digital nomads amid the pandemic — which has made it clear that for many jobs, one does…

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Remain in Spain

We often feature Spain here at Matouring, because it has so many things to offer. One of which is that it is an ideal place to retire:  sun, sea, mountains, excellent healthcare, incredible food and really good €3.00 bottles of red wine –  we are not joking. This article out lines how to gain your residency in Spain – and…

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Own a cruise ship

Over the past few years, retirees have begun jettisoning traditional retirement plans and choosing to spend their sunset years at sea. More and more people are swapping out their second homes and opting out of RV travel in favor of retiring on cruise ships. Oceanic Resort Condos of America (ORCA) is hoping to appeal to folks floating somewhere in the…

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You’re virtually in your place in the sun

Those of you that know us here at Matouring know that we have a fondness for the UK’s “Place in the Sun” magazine and television show.   Focusing on Europe, their television offering, live events and magazine give smart ways to find your ideal location. Well, they’ve recently placed many of their webinars online now, if you’re in the market a…

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‘Leave No Trace’

The seven “Leave No Trace” (LNT) principles were formed by the Leave No Trace organization as a set of guidelines meant to educate campers and protect the environment. One of the tenets of outdoor recreation—camping, specifically—is the idea of enjoying the natural world while minimizing impact as much as possible. For future generations to be able to enjoy spaces that we use…

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Lake Como? Affordable?

Italy’s most famous lake has appealed to second-home owners for hundreds of years, reports Liz Rowlinson. But where can you bag a bargain? Its deep, mirror-like waters beneath dramatic mountains, the tropical gardens flourishing in the balmy microclimate, have beguiled artists, writers and royals for centuries and, in recent years, Arab princes, wealthy footballers, Hollywood stars and entrepreneurs. You might…

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And now for something completely different

It’s possible that you’ve thought of living in another country.  But have you thought of working there, as well? Japan is an endlessly fascinating country that actively welcomes workers from around the world. Many foreign residents from English speaking countries, work in Japan as language instructors. The demand for native language instructors remains relatively high, with some major language schools…

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And now for something completely different

It’s possible that you’ve thought of living in another country.  But have you thought of working there, as well? Japan is an endlessly fascinating country that actively welcomes workers from around the world. Many foreign residents from English speaking countries, work in Japan as language instructors. The demand for native language instructors remains relatively high, with some major language schools…

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Don’t be afraid of ghost (towns)

With 25,000 euros and 1000 hours of work, Maurizio Cesprini and his partner Paola Gardin rebuilt a ruined home in the medieval village of Ghesc, Italy. They hope other young families will consider their example with a plentiful supply of medieval ghost towns. And there are plenty of reasons to visit (and perhaps live in) Italy. See more courtesy of…

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Sleek, futuristic birdboxes

Norway boasts incredible, unspoilt nature, from sprawling fjords and jagged coastlines to snaking glaciers and green pastures. And now, one company has announced accommodation options that will capitalise on the stunning views, with guests sleeping in sleek, futuristic birdboxes with large windows to take in the surroundings. There are currently two birdboxes placed on the west coast of Norway, available…

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How to say Thailand is my land

Over the centuries, travellers from Western Europe have been spellbound by the alluring cultures of the Far East. The ancient adventurers who arrived on the shores of Siam were instantly besotted, and there is ample evidence that a name change has done little to dampen the appeal of this remarkably captivating country. In the 21st century, perhaps no Asian country…

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Top 10 countries easy to emigrate to.

Many of us wonder what it would be like to simply leave and live in a new, fresh and – ideally – economical place. Thousands of people do this every year, but it can be a cumbersome task, as many countries require some genealogical connection.  If you don’t have that, then you may be looking at very expensive fees (for…

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Clarifying the myths about retiring abroad

The lure of moving to another country permanently is a constant tug on many retirees’ heartstrings.  Likely, we’ve all been there, where we found ourselves in a country, city or hamlet that ticked every single box when it comes to being the ideal place to live.  Sometimes it’s the attractive cost of living.  Other times, it’s that the place just…

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Video: People apparently don’t want to live in these places. Why not?

Sometimes ideas don’t always go as planned. This video will certainly underscore that thought. We may not necessarily understand the logic that went behind some of these ideas, but it’s safe to say that the intended result was perhaps not what it was meant to be.  The upside of this is that an intrepid individual can buy places in these…

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