Test Driving Expat Life in Panama

“I’ve got the Bocas Blues,” says Michelle Estes. She recently spent five months test-driving life overseas in the island paradise of Bocas del Toro. And she’ll have the blues until she goes back there in December…hopefully, this time, for good. Located in western Panama, the province of Bocas del Toro is part mainland, part archipelago. Here, over 100 jewel-bright islands stud the translucent...

The 5 Most Affordable Places I’ve Lived in Europe

I’ve been traveling full-time, mostly around Europe, for just over six years. In that time, I’ve bounced around a lot—renting tiny top-floor studios in artistic Parisian neighbourhoods, spacious two-bedroom apartments in the Swiss Alps, even a room in an ancient farmhouse on the sunny southern island of Malta. In every place, I’ve tracked my spending fastidiously...

Chiang Mai Rentals

The room’s white tiled floor made it feel large and cool. The queen-size bed, generally standard in condos in Chiang Mai, had a simple bed head, which would work with any style of decoration. There was also a modest dining room table for two, a fridge, microwave and a white tiled shower/toilet...

Retire in Bali

There are so many good reasons to retire in Bali. The Balinese are an enchanting people and their culture and religion is fascinating. Almost everyone speaks English which means there’s no language barrier and so daily life feels more relaxed. Plus, who wouldn’t want the conveniences of home, beautiful beaches, excellent shopping and delicious...

Living in Bali

While Bali has been a hotspot on the tourist map for decades, it’s still managed to retain much of its distinctive culture and traditions. The Balinese form of Hinduism is unique to this treasure of an island in that it was created blending animism, Buddhism and ancestral worship, with an Indian form of Hinduism. Every day you will see the local women...

Weather in Bali

Bali is an Indonesian island sandwich between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is bursting with rice paddies, jungles, mountains and an abundance of beaches; it has something for everyone. It’s located only eight degrees south of the equator, so it enjoys tropical weather year-round. Generally, there aren’t significant temperature swings with the highs nearing...

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