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.
Our Overseas Haven Report for Northern Belize is an up-close and in-depth look at one of the region’s best kept secrets.
Northern Belize is a region encompassing a landmass of only about 2,500 square miles, but it stretches from the Caribbean Sea to the forests of Central America. It is truly where the Caribbean and Central America meet.
This Overseas Haven Report features one of Kathleen Peddicord’s favorite parts of the world, Paris, and specifically one of the most sought after locales in Paris, the Marais. It’s a location that’s not low cost, for sure, but once you get stuck into Parisian living, (and you’ve survived the sticker-shock of the cost of renting or buying) it’s not as expensive as you may think.
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.
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…
In a golden corner of Panama’s Azuero Peninsula sits the town of Pedasí. It’s a town with a village atmosphere—large enough to feel like you can live there, yet small enough to make you feel like an active stakeholder in a thriving community.