About IL

Live Better…for Less…in an Overseas Paradise…Today!

Forty years ago, a little newsletter sparked a big idea…

You can live better, for less, overseas.

When International Living suggested in that first newsletter that an exotic life in an overseas, tropical paradise wasn’t just for the rich and famous…that you can do it now for less money than you currently live on…it was a radical idea.

In many ways, it still is.

Not because it’s difficult (it isn’t), or requires lots of money (it doesn’t), or hasn’t been done before (it has, thousands of times).

The idea of living a happier, more fulfilling, more prosperous life overseas still strikes many people as a radical idea simply because they don’t have the whole story.

Like most folks, they rely on the mainstream media to tell them what the world is like. Open the pages of USA Today or turn on CNN and you get the standard fare… death, destruction, mayhem. Bad news is good news for the giant media conglomerates. If it bleeds, it leads.

With input like that, it’s a wonder anyone goes outdoors, much less overseas!

At International Living, we take a different approach.

We know from experience that there are a host of places around the world that are cheaper…healthier…safer…freer… than you ever thought possible.

Our job is to help you discover those places, and then to help you take advantage of the opportunities they offer—opportunities to improve your quality of life…to lower your cost of living…to invest for profitable return—before the rest of the world catches on.

In our pages (both print and online), you’ll find out about everything from adventures in Panama to the best buys on the South of France property market…from how to open a bank account in your new country of residence to how to get the best deal on your next airfare…from the world’s best beachfront property bargains to the most reliable local attorneys to help you buy your new dream home…from island-hopping adventures in the Mediterranean to the best summer fiestas in Mexico.

We’re continually on the move in search of Paradise, and after four decades, we’ve built quite a support network. International Living has more than 200 contributors, correspondents, friends, and colleagues exploring the world on your behalf. Thanks to the internet, we’re able to keep in touch with all of them regularly, even daily.

Among us, we have the world pretty well covered.

One of the best ways to take advantage of this pool of offshore expertise and stay in touch with all that’s going on in the world of International Living is to read our free daily e-letters.

Sign up for our free Daily Postcards e-letter.

At last count, we had more than 500,000 readers enjoying our Daily Postcards…dispatches from around the globe, investigating the best opportunities for real estate, travel, retirement, and investment.

This daily e-letter is an important part of our International Living service. If you aren’t already receiving them, click here.

International Living’s Monthly Magazine

International Living magazine is one of our best resources if you’re really serious about moving overseas. In each issue, we bring you in-depth coverage of the world’s top retirement havens… show you ways you can earn a living overseas…travel well… slash your cost of living and live better than you do now.

Each month, our live overseas experts share their insider secrets, how-to advice, useful contacts you can call or email, and real-world recommendations for saving money, making money, living better, embracing adventure, and enjoying life more overseas. You’ll also hear from expats who have already made the move.

In truth, we cover the world in a way nobody else does. It’s all doom-and-gloom in the mainstream press. But we pinpoint opportunity…and bring it to you. Because seeking out better-value living overseas can make very, very good sense.

The truth of the matter is: An international lifestyle isn’t just for the rich and famous. It’s for anybody willing to take advantage of the best-value opportunities in welcoming communities around the globe. Find out more about International Living’s monthly magazine here.

International Living Conferences

We have lots of locations and opportunities on our radar screen, and part of our service to International Living members includes conferences in the places we believe make the best sense for expats looking beyond their own shores.

Our world-class conferences are held in some of the most beautiful and historic cities on earth, and that’s where you’ll get to meet the International Living writers and staff members, as well as move-overseas experts and expats who have already made the move.

These conferences have helped countless people find just the right locations, protect their financial future, network with other expats and experts, slash their cost of living, and avoid the most common mistakes made while moving or investing overseas. Find out more about our conferences here.

Real Estate Overseas

Real Estate Trend Alert gives you everything you need to take advantage of the very best global real estate investment opportunities available today. All the research… the hot tips… and the inside story is delivered to you through timely email alerts. This service is for the aggressive yet prudent investor who wants to make serious money by taking advantage of situations before they become common knowledge. Find out more here.

Welcome to the World of International Living

Welcome to the world as seen from a slightly more exciting, adventurous, and contrarian perspective…the world of International Living. It’s a big world, full of opportunity for fun and for profit. We’re standing by, ready to help any way we can to make your international living dreams come true.


Pathfinder is the preferred real estate advertiser to International LivingPathfinder represents a select group of real estate developers and brokers. The director of Pathfinder is Ronan McMahon.

Ronan McMahon currently contributes real estate articles to International Living postcardsand the International Living magazine. He is also the editor of Real Estate Trend Alert.

Pathfinder requires developers and projects to meet basic criteria before bringing these opportunities to you. Although Pathfinder believes that developments that meet our criteria are quality projects, this should not be construed as a guarantee by Pathfinder. Pathfinder always recommends strongly that buyers perform their own complete due diligence. Pathfinder always recommends the use of a qualified legal professional to help with any real estate transaction.  Pathfinder also recommends that buyers purchase title insurance.

Should a reader decide to purchase a property from one of the developers or real estate brokers Pathfinder works with, Pathfinder will receive an advertising fee from the developer/broker.

Some Popular Articles

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World

Annual Global Retirement Index

Living Internationally: How to Enjoy a Roving Retirement

Upcoming Conferences

The Only 2024 Fast Track Panama Conference

If your dream retirement involves stunning beaches… lush green mountains… a warm climate with no hurricanes… first-rate healthcare… incredible value for money (a couple can live well on $2,200 a month)… and the World’s #1 Retiree Discount Program…

Join our Panama experts and expats in February and discover why Panama could be your perfect paradise.