We walk a lot, in our new home of San Miguel de Allende. The narrow streets of the centro make navigating this highlands town in central Mexico by car, tough. And, since we can walk everywhere we want to go anyway, my wife, Liz, and our family just take to our feet.
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.
In 2001, I was eager to leave my corporate job. After several decades of “fighting the good fight,” that kind of work had become monotonous and fatiguing.
I've been traveling non-stop for nearly four years now, blogging for almost two. In that time, I've seen more than 50 countries over four continents.Because of my blog I've been able to explore the nature of the Azores Islands of Portugal, trek the mountains of Nepal, watch the sunrise over the temples of Angkor Wat, and dive to sunken ship wrecks in the Philippines.
For more than 12 years, my days were all about meeting the requests, and sometimes demands, of others. As a communications advisor to governments, I worked for up to 18 hours a day, six, or sometimes seven, days a week. It was a far cry from my background in visual communications.
Colorful birds swoop in and out of the trees of the rainforest landscape. Combined with a blue sky, it makes a soothing palette—perfect for days that flow like honey, slow and sweet. We sit on the large terrace, sipping wine and chatting about life in small, sleepy El Valle, Panama.
“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?”I live in Costa Rica, and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is…I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.
Rebecca Annesley, an Indiana native, had always wanted to live in a big city. But after university, the economic downturn and high costs of living made moving to a metropolis like San Francisco or Manhattan a near-impossible feat...
During my year and a half as a tour guide around Europe, I visited most of the cities and countries that you'll find decorating travel agent offices. Now I live in one of them. Home of the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo, Florence stands out as the warmest place...
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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.
Ryan Kelly had worked many years in sales and management. He says, “After doing the grind for so long, I was burnt out and looking for something else to do with my life. When the Ecuador opportunity presented itself, I grabbed on tightly with both hands.”
When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view. “I originally planned to put $100,000 down on a place...
I’m sitting at a pub eating proper U.K.-style fish and chips, sipping a local microbrew, and watching the beautiful people (and cars) go by. This is Panama City, so it’s lovely and warm. It was clear skies all afternoon so, as soon as the clock hit 5 p.m., I headed out for a bit of sun and social time.
After many years of working in rewarding careers my husband Alan and I decided we wanted more out of life. We had previously traveled to Asia, Europe, South America, and North Africa and enjoyed the thrill of discovering new places...
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