A Fresh Start Teaching English on a Spanish Island

When I came upon the opportunity to live in Ibiza, Spain, with the only obligation being to work 12 hours a week, it didn’t take me long to make up my mind… One of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Ibiza is 569 square kilometres of end-of-the-world cliffs, remote valleys and crescent-shaped coves tucked below rows of pines and junipers...

Earn $1,300 a Month Teaching English Online

As the sun sets on the coastal town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, the sky fills with a tangerine- and mango-hued sunset. I breathe a sigh of relief as the day’s heat begins to fade and order a mojito in preparation for the evening’s beachside party. Once a remote fishing village on the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa is now a buzzing little town with a hypnotic allure that would tempt even the hardest...

Test-Driving a Hua Hin Retirement…Rent Free

At the end of 2015, my wife Jacqueline and I moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand. We planned to spend a good chunk of the year exploring our new hometown and making the most of the great climate, friendly locals and easy access to fresh, vegan-friendly food. We also knew that the low cost of living in Chiang Mai would allow us to save enough money to spend a few months of the year travelling...

Live Rent-Free in Italian Wine Country…Or Vibrant Thailand…Or Anywhere…

As the old porch swing rocked gently in the summer breeze, the evening sun cast an amber glow over the rolling hills and vineyards below. Sipping a glass of wine, I spotted a white-tailed deer who came out to nibble on the vineyard’s fragrant fruits. With the heady scent of grapes filling the air, I swelled with happiness thinking of where my life had taken me.

Sultry Seville: A Liveable, Lovable City

One of my favourite things about wandering the planet as a freelance copywriter is exploring the world’s most beautiful cities. Laptop at the ready, I’ve crafted blog posts in Milan, product descriptions in Vancouver, case studies in Buenos Aires and eBook chapters in Ljubljana. I wish I could say I was equally productive during my recent 10-day visit to Seville, but I must come clean: this place was so physically mesmerising and emotionally beguiling that I got virtually no work done at all!

U.S. Road Trips, Italian Feasts and Swiss Vineyards: Getting Paid to Travel the World

Winding my way through Rome’s maze-like cobblestone streets, I arrived at the home of an Italian food-writer-turned-cooking-teacher for a private pasta-making lesson. We rounded off the afternoon indulging in our extravagant, carefully-prepared lunch of artichoke and tomato tagliatelle, traditional tortellini in rich broth and mint-stuffed ravioli—all accompanied by a glass of perfectly poised Chianti...

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