58 episodes

Not the world you see on the evening news: The International Living Podcast explores safe, welcoming, beautiful—and often little-unknown—spots on the planet. Places where you could live richer, travel more, invest for profit, and enjoy a jet-set life...for less than it costs to stay home. Host Jim Santos talks with IL’s magazine writers and with a cast of thoughtful characters living interesting lives abroad—from Penang to Porto, Cuenca to Madrid. Smart ideas for richer living in a bigger, better world. 

The International Living Podcast International Living

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    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

Not the world you see on the evening news: The International Living Podcast explores safe, welcoming, beautiful—and often little-unknown—spots on the planet. Places where you could live richer, travel more, invest for profit, and enjoy a jet-set life...for less than it costs to stay home. Host Jim Santos talks with IL’s magazine writers and with a cast of thoughtful characters living interesting lives abroad—from Penang to Porto, Cuenca to Madrid. Smart ideas for richer living in a bigger, better world. 

    Episode 57: The World's Best Places to Retire in 2024

    Episode 57: The World's Best Places to Retire in 2024

    Send us a Text Message.When it comes to your overseas retirement, you don’t want to go in blind. That’s why, every January, International Living publishes the world’s most in-depth, detailed resource on the subject. Put simply, it ranks the top destinations on the planet to retire to, based on the factors that matter most.How much does it cost to rent a two-bedroom home in a pleasant expat area? What does a bottle of local beer cost? Will you be able to meet other expats?, is the weather good...

    • 36 min
    Episode 56: On the Ground in Costa Rica’s Top Expat Destinations

    Episode 56: On the Ground in Costa Rica’s Top Expat Destinations

    Send us a Text Message.In our last podcast of the year, Jim speaks to Lifestyle Editor Seán Keenan about his recent exploratory trip to Costa Rica. He visited some of the most popular areas in the country— and talked to expats in each of them—to share what makes it one of the best places in the world to retire.If you’re enjoying the podcast, we would really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform: https://lovethepodcast.com/internationalliving.Facebook |...

    • 39 min
    Episode 55: The Many Faces of Sophisticated Argentina

    Episode 55: The Many Faces of Sophisticated Argentina

    Send us a Text Message.While the rest of us shiver in the gloom of our northern winter, expats around the world languish in the sunshine of beach resorts, highland retreats, and buzzing cities. International Living Panama Editor, Jessica Ramesch is one of them. Most of the year, she lives by the beach in the year-round sunshine of Coronado, Panama. Every day in Coronado is summer, so where does Jessica choose to go when August comes aroundThe answer may be counterintuitive, but it has its own...

    • 34 min
    Episode 54: The Best Places in the World to Buy Real Estate in 2024

    Episode 54: The Best Places in the World to Buy Real Estate in 2024

    Send us a Text Message.“The world keeps turning and it keeps creating opportunity,” says International Real Estate investor, Ronan McMahon. Since 2008, Ronan and his team have been scouring the globe for the best real estate deals on the planet. When they find them, they share them in Real Estate Trend Alert—Ronan’s investment advisory service. To be included, the terms are simple: this needs to be an investment that will at least double in value within five years. That’s no small task, and R...

    • 41 min
    Episode 53: Is Nicaragua Still a Viable Retirement Destination?

    Episode 53: Is Nicaragua Still a Viable Retirement Destination?

    Send us a Text Message.Lifestyle Editor Seán Keenan joins the podcast from Central America, on location as he researches his next feature story for International Living magazine.His first stop is Nicaragua, once a high-profile expat destination, now slightly under the radar. Times change, fashions change, but Seán’s travels in this fascinating country bring him from the delightful Spanish Colonial streets and plazas of lakeside Granada to the upscale opulence of the region’s premier gated com...

    • 39 min
    Episode 52: Dance Yourself Healthy in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

    Episode 52: Dance Yourself Healthy in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

    Send us a Text Message.A study found that there’s one physical exercise that protects from both dementia and Alzheimer’s… and it’ll give your social life a boost, too.The New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a 21-year study of senior citizens, aged 75 to 85. The researchers discovered that the only physical exercise that provided protection from both dementia and Alzheimer’s was… dancing. Whether partnered or solo, frequent dancing provided a 76% risk reduction!IL contribu...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jake x2 ,

Istanbul Turkey

As always, you do a nice job with these programs. You may have missed your calling in telecommunications or radio as they used to say. All IL podcasts I have heard are informative and resulted in either placing the location on my bucket list or dropping it from any future consideration. Keep it up, Jim.

Jake

Jeffrey Purtee ,

New Name - Still Great

Recently renamed and still excellent. Good for both the touristy types AND those people looking to relocate. Learned about it because I subscribe to International Living magazine. Suggest you give it a try. Update Apr 2023: still good. Fascinating interviews from a wide variety of interesting ex-pats. Each show has useful tips from the wide variety of experiences. Good show!

AK Musician ,

A great start

I met Jim and Rita in Denver (ok…I drove Jim and Rita crazy in Denver). They are wonderful people. Personally I would like more interviews with expats and less with “digital nomads” (aka young people) but I know Jim tries to make sure there is content for everyone. I find myself waiting for episodes. And Jim, you have a GREAT radio/podcast voice. Thanks for getting practical advice out of the people you interview. 5 stars for you and 10 for your wife!!! 😀

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