In this Overseas Haven Report we feature the region of Béarn, France.
Béarn, France is home to the French towns of Nay and Morlaas. They are a good size; not too big or too small. We’ve found them both very welcoming, both have every facility and service you need, both have an interesting historical center, and both set in beautiful, though different, countryside.
With so much on offer around the Béarn region, we found it difficult to recommend any single town, but finally settled on two, Nay and Morlaas.
Describing the history of beret-making in the French town of Nay (sometimes called “Little Manchester”), writer Lucy Culpepper is careful to point out that Nay is “no dirty industrial town.” It seems the French never compromised on style, even through peak production. Nay is just one of the many attractive towns and villages dotted around France’s Béarn region, the focus of this report.
In this Overseas Haven Report, we feature Tralee, Ireland.
In Tralee, you’re surrounded by some of Ireland’s most dramatic land- and sea-scapes, while remaining close to conveniences. This is a welcoming town that preserves its past culture and history like no other.
In this Overseas Haven Report, we feature Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
Consider Sanur if you like the thought of living by a pretty beach located on a gorgeous, world-renowned tropical island, enjoying easy access to fresh and organic foods, eating at great restaurants, making friends with the genuinely welcoming local people, and meeting plenty of like-minded foreigners who have become enchanted with the laid-back lifestyle that this town offers.
This Overseas Haven Report features, Vientiane, Laos, a destination that low-key, but offers a lot for expats and retirees. Vientiane feels like little more than a large town. With a population of about 740,000, there are no skyscrapers here, no malls or hustle and bustle…But there are outstandingly beautiful Buddhist temples, lively markets, museums, and a fine assortment of local and international cuisines…
Our Overseas Haven Report for Valencia, Spain covers the ins-and-outs of the city, including its wonderful climate, vibrant lifestyle, and great location and communications to the rest of Europe, on top of a highly affordable cost of living.
This Overseas Haven Report features the Caribbean island of Roatan, one of the Bay Islands just off the coast of Honduras.
It’s a small island but it packs a punch when it comes to things to do, especially if your main interests are water related. (The island was recently ranked “Best Dive Site” by Scuba Diving Magazine.) The blend of nations that has formed this island’s population makes for an easy transition to overseas retirement.