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Arriving in Belize, especially in its interior Cayo District, it doesn't take long for any other reality you've brought with you to fade.

In this frontier land of rivers and rain forest, your mind and your body are occupied with challenge and discovery from sunup until you fall exhausted into your bed each evening.

In 2012, The Wall Street Journal made it official by naming Medellín the Most Innovative City in the world for that year. It is a combination of unique public transit infrastructure, well-used and much-loved public spaces, and the accessibility of technology and Internet throughout the city.

The cost of living in Portugal is among the lowest in Western Europe, on average 30% lower than in any other country on the Continent.

The affordable cost of living and of real estate is compounded right now by a weak euro, meaning a retired couple could live here comfortably on a budget of as little as $1,500 per month.

These 12—a winner and runner-up in each region of the country—rose to the top.

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons.

Everyone you meet speaks English (it's the country's official language), but this belies the stories of their origins.

The 350,000 people populating Belize today are descendants of migrants from Britain, yes, but also, more so, the surrounding Central American countries.

Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent. Here are your 12 best options for where to retire overseas this New Year: #1 Algarve, Portugal For the third year running, Algarve, Portugal, is our pick for the world's best place to retire, thanks to its low cost of living, low cost of real estate, great weather, established expat community, user-friendly and low-cost retiree residency program, and endless options for how to meaningfully fill your days and evenings.

In addition, you can get by speaking only English (thanks to the region's strong historic and cultural links with England), and I'd say that the stunningly beautiful Algarve coast is one of the safest places on earth right now.

Most every building is constructed of red brick and topped with red clay roof tiles. Medellín is both an industrial, economic, and financial center for this country and a literary and artistic one.

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