Ascona on Lake Maggiore in Switzerland
Ascona on Lake Maggiore in Switzerland
Ascona on Lake Maggiore in Switzerland

retiring abroad  re·​tir·​ing a· broad \ ri-ˈtī(-ə)r-iŋ ə-ˈbrȯd

retiring overseas; expatriating   1. v. moving to another country after retirement.   2. v. moving to another country upon retirement to enjoy the adventures and challenges of international living sometimes with the goals of finding a lower cost of living, affordable healthcare and enjoying a warmer climate.

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