French Dreams And Argentine Drama—
More Personal Bests
July 29, 2014, Panama City, Panama: Lucy Culpepper and Lief Simon name their personal favorite overseas lifestyle havens, including France, Medellin, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
Yesterday I shared some of our editors' revelations for their personal top retirement and lifestyle picks worldwide. Today, more biased, nonobjective, 100% unscientific and personal recommendations from key Live and Invest Overseas correspondents, this time in Europe and the Americas…
Euro-Correspondent Lucy Culpepper: France
During the past three years as managing editor of the Overseas Retirement Letter, I have been inspired by so many correspondents' reports. The locations that have intrigued me most and that will join my must-visit-in-the-next-10-years list are Medellin, Colombia; Na Trang, Vietnam; Pai, Thailand; Christchurch, New Zealand; Johor Bahru, Malaysia; and Belize (all of it!).
A country I visited many years ago that I'd like to explore again is Chile, especially the Lake District. It was one of the most beautiful, tranquil places in the world, and my guess is that it still is.
However, my personal current favorite place for living and retiring overseas would have to be France. Why France in general? I love the history, the culture, the language, the markets, the hugely varied, beautiful landscape, and the ease of travel within and to other European countries.
Where specifically? It's hard to pin down one place, so I'll share my France dream: I'd have an apartment in Paris, a home on the Atlantic coast near Biarritz, and a home in the Languedoc region, specifically the tiny village of Roquebrun for its beautiful light and tumbling river.