It is our final dream — to drift away, towards the end of our lives, into the sunshine or solitude of retirement. Now, more than ever before, we are choosing to hang up our boots in foreign countries. The promise of a new life, so unlike the majority of our working one, is tempting.
However, the alluring options of places to spend the rest of our days are so plentiful and varied that it is difficult to know where to begin when deciding on such an important move. As well as taking into account concerns about affordability, health care and a comfortable transition, it is vital that we choose a place that will greet us with what we really seek, whether it be new adventures or withdrawing from it all.