Is This The Best Place to Retire in Europe?

“I still remember the first time I came to Malta, I loved it immediately,” Michael Wright, 52, says, citing the island nation’s food, culture and lifestyle. Michael found Malta to have a laidback vibe, similar to Australia, describing it as “like Sydney without waves”. He also noticed that it was easy to get by using only English, since both Maltese and English are official languages in the southern European country...

Malta Food Festivals: My Top 4

Malta is a tiny country, but it certainly makes a bold statement with its vibrant festivals. Most of Malta’s special celebrations revolve around saints’ days, fireworks and holidays like Carnival. However, it might be the food-themed festivals that best capture this island nation’s Mediterranean charm. Here are four gastronomic festivals guaranteed to whet your appetite:

Istria: Tuscan-Style Living on Croatia’s Adriatic for $1,700 a Month

Before my husband Shawn and I travelled to Pula on a five-week trip, I’d read descriptions proclaiming Istria to be the “new Tuscany.” Indeed, Istria’s scenic interior—dotted with cypress trees and crimson poppies—does remind me of the alluring landscape outside Florence, where I’ve purchased peppery olive oil and opulent dessert wine and where I’ve enjoyed meals in locals’ homes. But Istria and Tuscany are pleasantly different.

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