The sky is clear blue. The sea is a deeper blue, sparkling with sunlight.
A gentle breeze comes drifting in from the ocean, clean and refreshing, as your maid brings you breakfast in bed.
For a moment, you think you have died and gone to heaven.
But this paradise is real. And affordable. In fact, it costs only half as much to live this dream lifestyle...as it would to stay in your own home!
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It's called How to Retire in Paradise on $30 a Day. And it tells you about the best places in the world for retirement living.
In one of the places detailed in this report, gentle sea breezes keep the climate nearly perfect, with mild temperatures year-round.
You'll find cliffs, hidden coves with secluded beaches, rolling hills, and high mountains nearby dotted with picturesque villages.
In this place, a two-story, traditional house with five bedrooms on 2.5 acres, with lots of fruit trees and a fresh water source, recently sold to an International Living reader for just over $60,000.
Where you can rent a three-bedroom apartment for as little as $245 monthly, and your monthly electricity and water rates cost $27...where you can buy an attractive two-bedroom house for less than $50,000.
Where you can find seaside apartments for less than $80,000...a beautifully restored stone house with a lush garden courtyard, and emerald green paint-work for $173,600...or an unrestored house for $74,500... A delicious three-course meal with wine, for two, costs $20, and there are many options for becoming a resident.
In short, paradise does exist...where $1,000 a month will buy you a comfortable home in a beautiful setting, pay for your food and utilities, a housekeeper, a gardener, country-club dues...and even leave you with money left over for entertainment and travel!
Details on this and other retirement edens around the world are included in a valuable report called How to Retire in Paradise on $30 a Day. If you've ever thought of living overseas...or of owning a second home abroad...this report can turn your dreams into reality.
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...a magazine that will help you discover and benefit from the many opportunities the world has to offer.
INTERNATIONAL LIVING will introduce you to...
...parasailing in Thailand...bungee jumping in New Zealand...bicycling in the Highlands... bicycle tours in Britain and France.
...first-class travel opportunities for less than half the usual fare (it's all a matter of understanding the angles used by savvy travelers the world over).
...secluded hideaways in Bali...castles for sale in Ireland...villas on undiscovered islands in the South Pacific...affordable ways to travel in the world's most expensive cities, including London, Paris, Tokyo, and New York.
No other magazine covers the world like INTERNATIONAL LIVING.
It brings the entire world, with all of its rich, rewarding, exciting opportunities, to your door every month.
And these are opportunities you can use. After reading an article in INTERNATIONAL LIVING, you can pick up the phone and arrange to...
...travel to exotic, foreign lands...learn new languages...invest in booming overseas stocks ...profit from foreign bank accounts...start your own international business...get a job overseas...retire to a tropical paradise...buy a piece of prime real estate in the world's few remaining profitable property markets...
...these and many more exciting opportunities are available to you every month in the pages of INTERNATIONAL LIVING.
A Different World
You read about one side of the world in your daily paper, you see it on TV newscasts. Murders. Wars. Airplane crashes. Politics.
But there is another side of the world...one you can't find out about by reading the paper, certainly not by watching TV.
It is a world of delightful opportunities...opportunities for fun...pleasure...financial security and profits...romantic discoveries...adventure...
It is a world full of things you can do to make your life more fun—and more profitable.
Sail away to the islands of the Caribbean ... chartering a boat can be an affordable, as well as exciting and luxurious, family holiday.
Spend a summer in the Lakes District ... or actually buy your own cottage in Ireland or chalet in the Alps...do it right and the property will almost pay for itself. (I'll explain how in just a moment.)
Make big profits on international stocks and bonds...overseas investments in fast-growing countries offer high returns as well as the safety of diversification.
I must emphasize that this world of international opportunities is available to anyone...not just the rich and famous. That's one of the major reasons we publish INTERNATIONAL LIVING...to show you how to benefit from the rich rewards of an international, jet-set lifestyle without spending a fortune.
Consider these items:
In February of 1985 we published an article explaining how to fly around the world for less than $1,000. At the time, that wasn't even half the regular fare.
In fact, it was so low that some subscribers didn't believe it was possible. One actually put us to the test. David Hendrickson and his wife followed our instructions and actually flew around the world—with stopovers in London, New York, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, for less than $1,000!
But that was back in 1985. What about today?
We told readers recently about an around-the-world airfare for $1,200. That's still less than half the regular fare.
Let me give you another example.
When we first started publishing INTERNATIONAL LIVING, we wrote that you could 'buy an apartment on Spain's beautiful Costa del Sol for as little as $15,000.' Here again, many people just didn't believe it could be done.
One of our readers decided to find out for himself. In 1985 he purchased a one-bedroom apartment in the Malaga area—with a view of the Mediterranean from one side of the terrace and the mountains from the other.
The price: $13,100. Not bad...especially when you consider that for the past 22 years he has been renting that apartment during the summer months, most recently for more than $500 a month...which means the place pays for itself just by renting it out in June, July, and August—months when he didn't plan to use it anyway!
INTERNATIONAL LIVING has been called the 'ultimate travel magazine.'
It's that...and more. It's a magazine for anyone who wants to broaden his or her horizons, visit foreign countries, make overseas investments, and save money.
Yes, save money. INTERNATIONAL LIVING will tell you:
how you can pay for your travel expenses (and then some) to many places simply by shopping for bargains—electronics in Taiwan, clothing in Hong Kong, leather goods in Morocco, gemstones in Brazil and Colombia, antique furniture and paintings in Great Britain, horses in Ireland, blankets in Mexico, leather goods in Uruguay, watches in Switzerland, the list goes on and on. Some people not only pay their expenses this way...they make a living at it!
about almost unbelievable ways to cut your travel expenses. Save hundreds of dollars by purchasing tickets from consolidators and bucket shops...Get discounts—and even commissions—by being your own travel agent.
about retirement havens where you can stretch your money beyond all recognition. Live like a king on a tradesman's pension. If you look beyond your own shores, you'll find that many countries around the world offer far greater benefits and advantages for retirees than does your own.
about which overseas stock markets have been the best-performing over the last few years. And because past performance is not always an indication of future performance, INTERNATIONAL LIVING makes sure its readers know which markets are the best investments right now.
about one of the best—and still largely undiscovered—retirement havens in the world, where the cost of living is low and the standard of living is high. In this undiscovered, peaceful, charming country, you can hire a maid and a gardener for about $6 a day. Complete national health care coverage, including everything from major surgery to house calls, costs $40 a year. And this is one of the few places in the world where property is still a good investment—and still cheap; you can buy a large house near the beach, with incredible views, for $100,000.
The best property buys in one of the least discovered (and most beautiful) spots in the Caribbean. The sand is just as white as anywhere else in this part of the world. The sea is just as emerald. But the real-estate prices are unbelievably lower. We'll tell you where to look for beachfront acres for less than $30,000.
How to restore an ancient farmhouse in Perugia...for fun and for profit.
Discover some of the cheapest beachfront properties in the world. This stretch of Pacific coastline boasts spectacular crimson sunsets...world-class surfing...and a laid back lifestyle. Yet real estate prices remain up to 70% cheaper here than California—at least for now.
How you can own your own Irish pub. What visitor to the Emerald Isle, after spending long evenings in local pubs drinking hot whiskeys and listening to ceilidh bands, hasn't dreamt of owning one? The good news is that it is easier—and less expensive—than you might imagine to turn this dream into reality.
How to make a sure-fire investment in rental property in the South of France...Brazil...or any one of a dozen other countries in the world with an active holiday rental market.
How to arrange a trade—your house or apartment for a place in a foreign country...and get a home abroad for free. We'll detail who to contact...what to look out for...how to protect yourself...every-thing you need to know.
Where to go for the best crayfish and clotted cream in the world. This tiny completely unspoiled South Pacific island also happens to hide some tremendous property buys. A home with a magnificent sea view from the East Coast would cost you less than $25,000.
With the Channel Tunnel open, now is the time to take advantage of property buys in both England and northeastern France, where affordable properties will steadily skyrocket in price. We'll tell you where to look, how to buy, and how much to spend.
How to find an apartment you can afford in London, Hong Kong, New York, and all the world's most expensive cities.
How to find a bed and breakfast for less than $80 a night in London...a double room in a hotel in central Paris for $78 a night...or an affordable place to stay in any of the world's other major cities.
How to make sure that you never—ever—pay full fare for an airline ticket again. (We'll show you how to save 50% and more every time you fly.)
Where to find the most gorgeous (and inexpensive) white-sand beaches in the Caribbean...and the world's beautiful people who return here year after year.
The best way to get the lowest hotel prices in Greece. (This simple little secret can be found in no guidebook.)
When not to tell your travel agent where you're going. In some cases, this little travel trick can save you hundreds of dollars.
How to take a world-class, luxury cruise for less than half the regular cost.
South America's answer to the Riviera—without the crowds or the ridiculous prices.
The top 10 adventure-travel opportunities in the world.
The greatest travel bargain of the decade...a delicate unspoiled place.
Europe's attic...where you can shop for the world's finest antiques at flea-market prices.
The advantages and disadvantages of using automatic teller machines abroad—and how to make sure your bank card will work in the country you're visiting.
Travel clubs are mushrooming these days. Can they really save you money? Yes, but with some very important exceptions.
Ritz-style luxury in Madrid for no more than the cost of a regular hotel room.
Travel where tourists can't go. Obtain an independent visa for travel inside Myanmar. Make your way through the Central Asian Republics of the former Soviet Union without once contacting Intourist. Travel safely in Peru. Travel alone in China or Vietnam.
How to gain entrance to the world's most exclusive, most private clubs and casinos...the kinds of places you thought only the rich were allowed to go.
How to take your kids to Europe—and still enjoy the trip.
A well-guarded industry secret: How to book yourself on a Mediterranean cruise at no charge.
Eight easy ways to guarantee an upgrade.
Why you should never refuse dessert in Finland...pat a Thai person on the head...or eat fish with your hands in Russia.
Not all discount travel agents are trustworthy or reliable. We review the top discounters and steer you right.
The 3 finest hotels in London...and the 5 best for your money.
The best way to see Africa. You'll spend three months exploring the Dark Continent—for as much as most people spend on three-week package tours.
The best place in the world to plan your honeymoon, your second honeymoon, or just a romantic tryst.
The safest country in the world...the cheapest country in the world...the healthiest country in the world...and the sunniest country in the world. (We also tell you about the most dangerous, most expensive, most unhealthy, and most dreary places on earth. Our findings may surprise you.)
One simple thing you can do to keep fit and minimize discomfort on long haul intercontinental flights.
One simple thing you can do to make sure you're never ripped off in a travel scam.
Which airports have the best security—and which ones you should avoid.
The best guesthouse along China's Silk Route. Plan to stay at least several days.
The cheapest tickets—to the world's hottest shows.
Taxes, Currencies, and Investments
How to earn $80,000 overseas tax-free.
Learn how tax havens work—and how they can be made to work for you.
The world's up-and-coming tax haven. You've probably never even heard of this tiny, far-off paradise.
The world's most user-friendly tax haven. Ensure the privacy of your financial affairs within an hour—and accomplish the entire thing by fax.
An easy and fulfilling way to make your next trip a tax write-off.
How to avoid double taxation on your foreign earnings.
Cut your taxes 95%—by living in paradise.
Enjoy regular currency forecasts from a world-respected expert. They can help you best plan your travel—and make sure you get the most for every dollar you spend in a foreign country.
Learn how to avoid 'official' exchange rates and take advantage of more favorable rates on the open market.
Why Switzerland is not the only—and perhaps no longer the best—place to have an anonymous bank account.
How to enjoy a million-dollar retirement—without touching your savings.
Where you can enjoy free medical and dental care.
Learn how to double your retirement resources—and live as though you had twice the income.
Cut your grocery bills by 30%.
Nine countries where you can retire in comfort and style on $1,000 per month, including a nice home, groceries, utilities, country club dues, even entertainment and travel.
Where you can find dinner for two at an excellent restaurant for $15, including wine.
Where health care is very inexpensive...an eye examination costs less than $10, and you can have a cavity filled for $15 to $25...and in one of the places we have in mind membership in the national health care system is as little as $40 a year.
Where you can take a taxi across town for $1.50...get a sandwich and a coke for $2 ...and catch a first-run movie for $3.
And Much, Much, More...
We have only skimmed the surface of the opportunities...adventures... money-making and money-saving strategies presented in each and every issue of INTERNATIONAL LIVING. And for every topic covered, INTERNATIONAL LIVING surveys the best information available...from government agencies, from private firms, from independent analysis...and, critically, from our extensive network of roving contributors and correspondents, who report back to us daily on their discoveries.
And as part of your subscription you'll get to hear from our contributors through FREE email updates. These illustrated email “postcards” are also a refreshing break from your daily routine and the result is immediate, timely information and insight that would cost you thousands of dollars annually—and take weeks of your time to compile—if you had to arrange it all on your own.
We put you in touch with a network of, literally, more than 500 correspondents throughout the world. Writing from Great Britain, the Greek Islands, Hong Kong, North America, France, Ecuador, Belize, Ireland, the South Pacific, and dozens of other areas around the world, these correspondents make sure you have the firsthand, unbiased information you need to benefit from your international travel or living experience.
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