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.

New Taxes and Obligations in Costa Rica: Know Before You Invest!

New Taxes and Obligations in Costa Rica: Know Before You Invest!

Let’s face it, all around the world our wallets are experiencing the pinch of inflation with rising costs for nearly everything. That is indeed the case in Costa Rica where I see my grocery bills up 25%, doubling rental rates, and pain at the pump. Retirement planners emphasize that you need to account for inflation when evaluating your nest egg.

Ditching the Rat Race for a No Stress Life in Platanillo, Costa Rica

Ditching the Rat Race for a No Stress Life in Platanillo, Costa Rica

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.”