Episode 50: Retiring abroad: What you need to know

April 20, 2018
In this March 24, 2018, photo, a Cambodian fisherman is silhouetted during his walks back home after his day's fishing at Boeung Thom lake at the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The city is an up-and-coming retirement destination for American expats. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Have you thought about where you might live when you retire? Some Americans are retiring outside the U.S., taking advantage of warm weather, lower costs of living and expat communities in other countries.

In this episode of AP’s weekly podcast “Get Outta Here,” Associated Press Travel editor Beth Harpaz speaks with personal finance expert Liz Weston of NerdWallet about the pros and cons of retiring overseas. We also look at a couple of up-and-coming retirement communities outside the U.S.


New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.


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