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Best places to retire

Best places to retire

Everyone reach this age when they have enough of busy commute to work, children are old enough to feed themselves and levels of energy makes them crave more of a peaceful lie down on the beach or a park than an adventure. This is the time when they look through leaflets and check online for over 65 travel insurance reviews. Those lucky ones with enough savings to pack their bags and move abroad research their potential retirement destinations. Here is a list of the most popular retirement spots for the British seniors.

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Malta

As one of the smallest states in the world, Malta is also one of the most densely populated countries on earth – for good reason, too. With more than 3,100 hours of sunshine a year, an average temperature of 19C and English as a first language for most people, it’s no surprise that many British citizens flock to the Mediterranean archipelago.

Malta-harbour

Portugal

Portugal is famed for its rich history, good health care and wonderful weather. Sharing time zones with the UK, pensioners will also find it remarkably cheap to live here. For example, it’s around three times cheaper to buy property in Portugal than in France. It also has the third largest European expat community after Spain and France.

"Portugal algarve"

Spain

Spain has the largest expat community in Europe and it is believed to have the lowest crime rate. With beautiful cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, the rolling countryside of Catalonia, historic UNESCO – protected areas like Toledo and islands including Tenerife, Ibiza and Menorca, there’s plenty of choice to set up a retirement nest.

"Spain wine la rioja"

Greece

While the economic crisis remains dire, this country continues to offer a relaxed lifestyle for many who have managed to save for their retirement. Greece offers great weather, readily available health care and a low crime rate.

Greece

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5 Popular Cruises from the UK

"cruises from UK"The UK is one of the best cruising destinations, servicing the British Isles, much of Europe, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and longer journeys to Asia. Displaying the sophistication and elegance that is so well known in the UK, the Cruise Liners which sail these magnificent seas provide only the best in on board facilities for passengers. If you’re planning a holiday to the UK, don’t get stuck in another boring train carriage, instead, check these world class cruising options as your means of travel! Continue reading “5 Popular Cruises from the UK” »

Music lovers should make the most of cheap flights to Amsterdam

Music lovers should make the most of cheap flights to Amsterdam

"grachtenfestival"For music lovers from all nations of the world, nothing beats the chance to hear some of the finest sounds amid the most beautiful surroundings. In the summer months, many of the globe’s most familiar cities offer audiences the opportunity to combine sights and tunes in some truly iconic locations, and a significant proportion of fans would undoubtedly claim Amsterdam’s spectacular Grachten festival to be the finest of them all. Continue reading “Music lovers should make the most of cheap flights to Amsterdam” »

The best things about Australia

The best things about Australia

"Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostoles"Australia is called ‘the lucky country’ for its abundance of raw materials, sunshine, and natural wonders. Although too young to offer historical treasures, it has begun to celebrate the Aboriginal culture, including its rock art, while still clinging to its image as a country of settlers. There are many things about Australia that people who live there or just visit this vast country cherish the most. Continue reading “The best things about Australia” »