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Some of my favorite cities in Mexico are what I call “two-for-one” bargains: mountain cities with temperate climates that are also close to the beach. They can be tailor-made for folks who can’t decide between life on the beach or life in the mountains—because with these cities you don’t have to choose.
I’m getting the travel itch to visit the Colonial Highlands. I know, I know…I already live in a lovely colonial city right on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. And believe me, I know how lucky I am. But Mexico’s recent bicentennial put the spotlight on the Highlands, since it’s the “cradle of independence.”
- Five Ways to Cruise for Free (and Maybe Even Get Paid)
Posted on November 4, 2009 by International Living
When I was a cruise ship crew member, I saw it all. Some passengers would complain about the food (only after finishing four courses) or about “finding” dead bugs (one went on a butterfly farm tour, then smuggled some rare “stowaways” onboard). Often they were just angling for a free cruise.
- Ecuador’s Northern Andes: The World’s Best-value Destination
Posted on November 2, 2009 by International Living
Ecuador’s Northern Andes is where you’ll find one of the world’s best-value places—and in your November issue of the IL Magazine Suzan Haskins explores lifestyle and property options here.
Suzan and her husband Dan recently spent two months in Cotacachi…in the condo they bought a year ago for $46,000. They love this little town.
Most of us envision Cuba as a sun-kissed land surrounded by warm, turquoise waters with miles of virgin beaches and swaying palm trees…where sugar cane fields give way to rolling hills and foreboding mountains shelter bearded rebels.
- 8 Reasons to Visit Portugal (That Have Nothing to With Beaches or Golf)
Posted on October 16, 2009 by International Living
Weather, golf, beach and accessibility are the major drivers of Europe’s internal tourism and second home market. In fact, for both Spain and Portugal, golf is a bigger driver than beach. I understand this. I visit Portugal’s Algarve most years but I have never stepped foot on one of her beaches. I come here like many millions to golf.
Last week, 310 International Living readers took decisive action. For many of them, it …
- Day 3: If Stories of Lust and Nudity Bother You, Please Don’t Read This…
Posted on October 7, 2009 by International Living
Las Vegas is down on its luck these days. Tourism is off, hotels are operating at reduced capacity, and there’s plenty of elbowroom at the craps tables.
But some of us are feeling pretty lucky. No, we didn’t win big in the casinos. But we struck it rich in another way. We’ve obtained some heavy-duty insider information that, if used right, will pay off. Big time.
- Day 2: Retire at 44 (and Collect an Income From Anywhere in the World)
Posted on October 6, 2009 by International Living
Dead silence. That’s about the last thing you want to happen at a high-energy conference when one of your best speakers finishes his presentation. Especially when you’re ready to go to on a high-energy coffee break.
In this case, though, silence was golden.
In 2001 at age 49, I took early retirement from his job as an …
- Day 3: “What’s the Ugly Underbelly in Panama You’re Not Telling us About?”
Posted on August 12, 2009 by International Living
Kobbe Beach, Panama Live from IL’s Live and Invest in Panama Seminar “So give …
- Protect Your Retirement Plan from These Gov’t "Panic Scenarios"
Posted on August 11, 2009 by International Living
Lots of folks were standing, but no one was walking out during today’s session …
- An Incredible First Day—Did You Know Panama Prices Were This Low?
Posted on August 10, 2009 by International Living
Kobbe Beach, Panama Live from IL’s Live and Invest in Panama Seminar There’s a …
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