Why you can enjoy a healthier retirement abroad

Have you heard: 60 is the new 40? It certainly is for our readers, who see retiring abroad as the chance to enjoy themselves after a well-earned career. They’re more likely to be running half-marathons than playing bowls. More likely to be learning a new language, making new friends and taking up a new outdooorsy hobby than watching daytime TV and wrapping up warm in the UK. Here is why moving to the sun is your chance for a relaxing, healthy retirement abroad.
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Buying land to build on in Italy

Imagine building your perfect home from scratch, exactly how you want, from the living space layout, to the number of bedrooms and any extras (Home gym? Art studio? Workshop?). That’s exactly what many do, and they all say how rewarding it is. Before you can build, though, you need to find a plot. So how do you find building land in Italy?
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Where do the Greeks buy holiday homes?

There’s nothing like local advice when you’re moving overseas, so this week we’re taking tips from the Greeks. Over 90% of domestic tourists stay in private accommodation – so where are the most popular spots for a holiday home? Find out as we explore some of the best areas in Greece that are often overlooked by international buyers.
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‘New golden mile’ attracts buyers to Costa del Sol

Property prices are stable, demand is up, new developments are underway, and we’re ready for fiesta season as El Escudo kicks off in Cieza. Oh, and Spain officially has the most ‘Blue Flag’ beaches in the world. What a difference to the Brexit cloud hanging over the UK! Find out what’s been happening this week on the Spanish costas.
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Green routes to your home in Spain

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old eco-warrior, came to London recently to call for climate change action. Extinction Rebellion caused havoc with protests and sit-ins. We’re more and more aware of air travel’s effect on the climate, with calls for non-essential flights to be banned – so what’s the best way of green travel to Spain?
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Green travel to France

There are increasing worries over the effect of flying on global warming, with calls for non-essential flying to be banned by 2025. The Swedes even have a name for this reluctance to take to the skies – flygskam or “flight shame. With many keen to do their bit where possible, what are the alternative modes of green travel to France?
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“I felt we had another adventure to come!”: Haydn and Joanne’s new start in the Poitou-Charente

When Haydn and Joanne Jones returned to the UK from California, they were searching for a new adventure – and found it in the form of a stunning chambre d’hôtes nestled in the sunkissed southwest of France, just minutes from one of the country’s most beautiful villages, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. We caught up with the globe-trotting couple about their move and new life running the Chambres de CoCo.
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A new life and a new business in Portugal?

Are you keen to move to Portugal and wondering what you could do for a living? How about the prospect of a genuine lifestyle business? One that could enable you to do the things you love and help pay for your property? If this appeals, it’s well worth doing some research around rural tourism in Portugal. Here’s what you need to know.
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News update: Portuguese Brexit law passes

The sun’s shining here in Portugal, with temperatures of 25ºC all week, and we’ve got good news as Parliament passes a law on rights after Brexit. Brexit’s not the only thing on the agenda, as we’re named the top destination for many European buyers, and new developments open on the Algarve (and a swish 5-star hotel’s selling our portal).
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