One trend is to downsize and go and live with likeminded golden-agers. The advantage of this move is to reduce the amount of work in and around the house and we also gain the ability to share our lives with others with similar interests.
Another trend is to relocate overseas to achieve a lower cost of living, live in a milder climate and be closer to all those places you wanted to visit but never had the time to go. Increased support for expats via websites and magazine articles has encouraged people to take the plunge and move to a foreign country. If your hobbies and interests are portable then it is not difficult to make the move.
Tricia Pimental, author and the Portuguese correspondent for International Living, was convinced by her husband to move to Portugal. Listen to how it has turned out for them.
4:40 Dip your toe in the water
7:05 Portugal filled with wonderful people
10:05 Ideal for writers
13:34 Expats and locals
17:35 Affordable living
21:12 Visa process
28:02 Advantages of Portugal
36:45 Safe and Pleasant
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