Powder-soft, white sand beaches. Crystal-clear Caribbean water. Year-round balmy weather and tropical breezes. World-class shopping, recreational pursuits, and modern, reliable infrastructure.
While traveling in a pair or groups is always fun, there is nothing more exciting than going on a solo vacation. It’s a feeling of freedom that gives you the desire to embrace the entire world at once. From my own experience, I have five suggestions that should help you make the most out of your solo trip.
With cerulean blue waters, coral-sand beaches, and lush mountain retreats, the Philippines has much to recommend it as a travel and retirement destination. And if you’re in the mood to celebrate, head to the Philippines this January.
When asked what kind of life they had before coming to Mexico, Susan Chamberlin of Luna Serena farm answers, “Before there was no life, just work at an office. Now it’s a full life, complemented with work we enjoy.”
We all know the excitement that comes with planning a vacation overseas. Making itineraries and daydreaming about the local cuisine can be intoxicating.
Bogota is an unusual Latin American city. High up on a plateau, the weather is cool year-round, giving it a crisp autumn feel that I find exhilarating. I love to look at the orange brick buildings set against the deep green mountains and bright blue sky, and absorb the energy of this Colombian city.
Momentum, says my dictionary, is impetus gained by movement. We learned the essence of it in high school physics, when we were taught that a body in motion stays in motion...
No one knows what to expect. From a distance, the brash sounds of approaching footfalls can be heard. Each heavy step makes the stone floor seem to reverberate with a dark intent of…well…something.
Lia Krantz was the only one in her family who was not into cooking. Her mother is a caterer, her brother owns a restaurant, and both sisters cook for large organizations.
"I love the relaxed pace of life in Cuenca," says Aubree Sorteberg. Having lived in Cuenca since 2013, Aubree still finds the laidback way of living to be the most endearing quality of this city, located in the heart of the Andean mountains...
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After eight years of snow-birding between Toronto and Guanajuato, John Bailey (divorced) made a life-changing decision. He put his house on the market, sold up and made the move to Mexico permanently.
Since her early 20s, Joan Whyte has enjoyed buying and renovating houses in her home city of Calgary, Canada, with the view to rent them out. With the rise of property prices in the city she soon realized she could retire in her early 50s, thanks to the good rents pulled in by her three properties.
Alan Wells is not your typical gringo living in Panama. Most expats cite the agreeable climate, affordable real estate, and money-saving retirement program as reasons to move there...
“When I began taking French classes at 7-years-old, I knew that someday, I wanted to move to France,” says Mimi Knudsen, a writer from Reno, Nevada...
It’s late afternoon, and the surfers are making their way on to the shore. I’ve been working and enjoying the view from under a restaurant’s thatched roof.
The cities of León and Granada in Nicaragua might like to celebrate their differences, but they have a lot of similarities when it comes to their architecture.
Ecuador had been on our radar as a potential home overseas for a while… My wife Barbara and I had read articles in International living about it, but a chance encounter with a lady who’d lived in Cuenca pushed us over the edge.
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