It’s difficult to sum up the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta with just a handful of photos. This island nation offers photographers a stunning opportunity at nearly every turn.
Back in the U.S., David Krueger, a nuclear engineer in the medical field, worked gruelling hours, spending much of his 36-year career on the road. “I remember I was at a Hilton and they celebrated my 220th night at one of their properties that year. Realizing I was never home really bothered me,” says David, 61. “I was sick of working so much.”
If you are researching the best places to live (or visit) in Costa Rica, with just a few keystrokes of an online search you’ll be presented with hundreds of suggestions. But on the flip side, there is not much warning about places to avoid. General safety? Yes. But you will find few suggestions of places not to live or even visit.
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.
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...
For decades Costa Rica has been among the world’s premier retirement destinations. It still is. You’ll find established and welcoming expat communities all across the country. It’s easy to make friends to explore the jungle with, or to share an ice-cold, two-buck Pilsen beer while watching the sun set from a beach.
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...
When you dream of a vacation (or living) in the tropics, often the first thing you imagine is the coastline. Long sandy stretches of palms swaying in the sea breezes. The waves gently lapping the shore. Playing in the surf or donning a mask and exploring the colorful submerged world. Yes, it is easy to talk about beaches, but it is...
“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.
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.