Lol, I know of one
But even that has restrictions on the amount of time OUT OF COUNTRY in a year or consecutively
Which makes the timeframe of 2 to 4 months problematic if the OP isn’t coming back to Canada for that duration
Jun 8th, 2019 4:34 pm
Lol, I know of one
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The world is a big place... so there are lots of options
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Southern Portugal (Algarve) has a substantial ex-pat community and English is primarily spoken. It’s for the most part older Brits who flock there in the winter months. It actually floored me the first time I went there how “not Portuguese” it was compared to North where my husband is from. Similar to Costa Del Sol- being very touristy in comparison to going more inland in Spain.IceBlueShoes wrote: ↑ I can understand the OP's restrictions as I have similar ones myself of winter retirement options.
While certain parts of the US are nice, it's not cheap! Only place I'd even consider would be California. Latin America is unfortunately not very stable and when you think they've made progress, another dictator gets in.
I'm looking into retirement options as well and so far have thought of the Okanagan in the summer (yes to dry heat and wine country) and southern Spain in the winters. When I finally get to the point where I can't go back to Spain, I'd much rather be in the Okanagan surrounded by mountains than in the GTA. Southern Ontario topography is rather bland and winters will suck then.
Speaking Spanish also helps big time as well, plus being in Europe means being able to take off to travel in Europe and not being confined to one place. Travelling in Latin America is very expensive unfortunately.
I hear Portugal is nice too, but I don't speak Portuguese, hence prefer Spain.
Surprised no one has mentioned climate change as a consideration, which is a huge reason to NOT go to Florida. Most of the state is going to be underwater in the coming years.
I'd be curious to hear what the OP decides on.
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