Escape to a Tropical Island (and Live on $1,500 a Month)

Thomas O’Neal had never been to Malaysia. In fact he hadn’t been anywhere in Asia, which made his sudden decision to move to the tropical island of Penang a brave one. Thomas has also found that Penang is a great place if you like the outdoors, walking, hiking, trekking or biking. “I plan on losing a few pounds here too, and I’m working on my tan as we speak.

Yellow Submarines, Camel Rides and Free Stays

In less than two years, Sherry Goodloe, 62, has visited England, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Finland and Bali—and savoured many memorable experiences along the way. Especially so in her favourite destination, Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, where she explored the volcanic landscape atop a camel and marvelled at ocean-life from her seat inside a yellow submarine.

Golf Tournaments, Carnivals and Low-Cost Living

The original plan was to try out retirement abroad—a short test-drive. But after just a few months on Panama’s Pacific coast, Rex, 77, and Colleen Swanson, 68, were ready to stay for at least two years. So, they signed another lease on their rental home in a small, well-landscaped, waterfront community about 20 minutes’ drive from Pedasí, a small fishing and farming community popular with expats.

In Photos: A Modern City with an Historical Heart

With an impressive skyline that glistens in the midday sun, Panama City is modern and sophisticated. It’s not uncommon to hear visitors comparing it to other cosmopolitan destinations like London or New York. Of course, with a population of just under 2 million, this city is much smaller. But when it comes to events, activities and amenities, Panama City more than holds its own.

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