Best Retirement in the Philippines

February 13, 2018

Retiring in the Philippines: First Steps

There isn’t anything like being able to retire to your dream paradise. Some would consider it to be a part if their life goals or what others might call their bucket list. It usually comes with ideas of excitement and adventure. Once people have decided to retire to another country, the next challenge would more..

February 9, 2018

Santorini: It’s Not Just in Greece

Why are people so in love with Santorini? It’s the most popular island in Greece, and it may even be the most popular island in the world. People love this place simply because of its spectacular sceneries and the history that comes with it. However, did you know that you can also find Santorini-like more..

January 3, 2018

The Philippines – The Beautiful And Ugly Truth

The Philippines is a great place to live in for expats. It has a number of natural wonders from mountain views to beachside landscapes. Most people are relatively westernized, meaning they speak English and understand common trends from America. There is a diverse cultural profile, with different indigenous groups residing in the island of Luzon, more..

January 25, 2017

Treasures of Bolinao

Bolinao is well-known for its pristine beaches, fresh seafood, enchanting caves, and its lighthouse. It may not seem popular for people who aren’t from the Philippines , so it would be a good idea to experience its perfect beauty before it gets crowded and trampled on! Knock on wood on the trampling! One of more..

November 11, 2016

Of Great Heights and Amazing Views: Baler’s Paradise

If you are looking for the best place to retire here in the tropical islands of the Philippines, then Baler, Aurora may be the perfect place for you! This small town has been featured in numerous shows and publications as well as visited by a lot of notable personalities both from here and abroad. more..

October 24, 2016

The Filipino Culture: Love for Food and Family

For the last few years, the Philippines has often been highlighted as a must-go-to destination for a perfect tropical paradise vacation. With its 7,107 islands (and counting), there are a lot of different islands to visit that are just the epitome of the perfect beach holiday. With the natural, geographical barriers of the country ( more..

April 18, 2016

The Secret of Ganduyan: The Pride of Mountain Province

Ask anyone from the Philippines or anyone who has travelled around this country, and I can guarantee that only the rare and observant individuals know of the beautiful town of Ganduyan. Before you even try to search it on Google, there really isn’t any information that is easily attainable on Wikipedia. Ganduyan is a more..

February 24, 2016

Life in the Philippines from a Young Expat

In my short time in the Philippines, I have experienced quite a bit. I have lived here for just 6 months but I have been blessed to see many different parts of the country. I have seen some amazing places both in the city where I live and in my travels. And now I more..

January 12, 2016

From an Elrap friend and Ira Rohling, retired in the Philippines, Bukidnon. Video was taken while in Manila.

December 19, 2015

When in the Summer Capital of the Philippines – Baguio City!

I have been living in Baguio City for years, but I have to admit that I never really explored the city. Every time a friend shows up and asks, “So, where should we go?” I would give a blank stare and say, “I don’t know…SM?” – a supermall with branches all over the country. Then, more..

“ More and more folks are retiring at an earlier age, while they are still healthy enough to enjoy their lives. The problem is, in the First World, even a couple in their late fifties that have a $500,000 investment portfolio, which includes their home equity and other investments, won’t have enough retirement income to take advantage of their hard-won freedom. ”

By Bruce Silverman
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