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 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.
Our Overseas Haven Report for Chiang Mai, Thailand covers everything an expat would want to know about living, retiring, or investing in Southeast Asia’s most livable city.
With a population just over 1 million, Chiang Mai is a shining example of a perfect balance of past, present, and future. You’ll find ancient temples and antique shops, thriving universities and public spaces, and still be able to enjoy first-rate health care and safety.
There is a reason Chiang Mai is consistently rated as one of the top places in the world to live or retire. Find out for yourself!
Pereira, one of the cities that make up the Coffee Triangle, along with the nearby cities of Armenia and Manizales, has stunning scenery, picturesque small pueblos,bountiful natural resources, and many opportunities for hiking, photography, horseback riding, and much more.
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.
In this Overseas Haven Report, we feature Vila Velha, Brazil.
Less than one hour north of Rio de Janeiro by air lies the small coastal city of Vila Velha. Life here centers around the beaches; with lovely weather throughout the year, locals take advantage of the warm ocean waters no matter the month.
It's ideal for those who enjoy the beach, outdoor activities, or relaxing with a beer… and for those who relish the thought of being lulled to sleep and then awoken again by the sounds of crashing waves…