Things to Do in Malta

Things to Do in Malta

It’s amazing just how much there is to experience in Malta, despite its relatively small size. This Mediterranean island nation, located just south of Sicily, offers a surprising range of world-class attractions and activities for all ages. Whether you’re into ancient history, fine dining, diving, hiking, boating, or wandering through vineyards and villages, you’ll never run out of cool things to see and do here...

IL’s Guide to the Beautiful Island of Capri, Italy

IL’s Guide to the Beautiful Island of Capri, Italy

The sheer limestone cliffs burst up from the Tyrrhenian Sea as we sail along the coast of the small island of Capri. I lean over the railing, gazing into the water and instantly fall in love; rippling, shifting shades ranging from light turquoise to a deep iridescent, electric blue. With the wind coursing through my hair, and the refreshing salt spray kicking up...

Two New Yorkers Find an Active, Fun Life in Malta

Two New Yorkers Find an Active, Fun Life in Malta

“We were drawn particularly to Sliema,” Gail explains, “because it is just a five-minute ferry ride to Valletta. We heard that St. Julian’s (also popular for expats) is more touristy and clubby, and Sliema is more residential.” Once the apartment lease was signed, Gail and Saul returned to New York City and proceeded to sell everything or give it away.

Safety in Costa Rica

Safety in Costa Rica

One of the most important things to research when choosing to vacation or live overseas is safety. Costa Rica is ranked 38th in the 2022 Global Peace Index, out of 163 countries, and takes the top stop in Latin America. Although Costa Rica is considered a very peaceful place, there are still some things you should be aware of.

Albania: Overlooked Europe for Foodies and History Buffs

Albania: Overlooked Europe for Foodies and History Buffs

Albania. Not the first place you’d think of for a European vacation. I certainly didn’t…and I bet that most people outside of Europe would be challenged to identify this country on a map. Nestled to the north of Greece, south of Montenegro and Croatia, and across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, the cultural influences of these popular countries are evident.

Durrës, Albania: A Rising Euro Star

Durrës, Albania: A Rising Euro Star

I recently spent some time in the charming seaside city of Durrës, quite by accident. With the COVID-19 restrictions still lingering into 2022, I was denied entry to Malta traveling from a “dark red” country. Malta has a rotating stoplight chart (green-amber-red-dark red) based on infection numbers and other factors. Therefore, I was required to find a red country...

Wake Up to a New View Every Day, Aboard a Cruise Ship

Wake Up to a New View Every Day, Aboard a Cruise Ship

What if you could actually live “overseas”? Not just overseas, but actually on the water itself ? As the pandemic-exhausted world continues to pivot and reinvent itself, innovative living and working modalities gain traction. Enter Storylines MV Narrative—a residential ship with 547 fully-furnished condos traversing the globe.

Costa Rica On A Budget: Where to Live For $2,500 or Less

Costa Rica On A Budget: Where to Live For $2,500 or Less

Although Costa Rica is no longer considered a “cheap” place to live like it was in the previous century, there are thousands of expats living comfortably on conservative budgets all around the country.  Most will tell you their monthly spending is less than the overall cost of living in numerous cities around the U.S., Canada, and Europe.