Exploring Dénia: Spain’s Perfect Mediterranean Oasis

Exploring Dénia: Spain’s Perfect Mediterranean Oasis

Halfway between Valencia and Alicante, you’ll find one of the most appealing coastal towns in the country. Dénia lies at the northern edge of the spectacular, 120-mile-long Costa Blanca, a region renowned for blue water, soft, sandy beaches, and enough history, nightlife, outdoor fun, and yummy local food to enchant any visitor.

An Adventurer’s Guide to the Magnificent Cook Islands

An Adventurer’s Guide to the Magnificent Cook Islands

If you’re searching for true bliss in the South Pacific, it may be time to explore the Cook Islands. This 15-island archipelago—a self-governing country politically tied to New Zealand—boasts super-friendly locals, coral-studded turquoise lagoons, gleaming white sands, lush forests, and an emphasis on sustainable tourism.

Living the Ultimate Greek Lifestyle in Heraklion, Crete

Living the Ultimate Greek Lifestyle in Heraklion, Crete

If you long to experience ‘the real Greece’, one of your best options is to head to Heraklion, an alluring small city on the island of Crete. Crete is a beautiful, down-to-earth place where you can take full advantage of the sunny, Mediterranean lifestyle. It’s the biggest of the Greek islands: rich in natural beauty, ancient history...

Kotor, Montenegro: Exploring One of Europe’s Prettiest Places

Kotor, Montenegro: Exploring One of Europe’s Prettiest Places

Arriving in Kotor, Montenegro, makes you realize what the word ‘scenic’ really means. After exploring the Croatian coast for nearly a month, I thought I’d seen the most breathtaking seaside cities and towns the Balkans have to offer—but Kotor topped them all. This medieval city is spread along the edge of a deep fjord in the Adriatic...

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...

5 Expat-friendly Balkan Nations Ideal for Roving Retirees

5 Expat-friendly Balkan Nations Ideal for Roving Retirees

North Americans are Discovering Whole New Worlds in Ultra-Affordable Eastern Europe. These days, ‘retiring abroad’ is no longer simply about (a) picking a country, (b) buying a property, and (c) shifting your family and belongings overseas. With the current surge in foreign housesitting opportunities, online freelancing work...

Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea, and Ancient History in Croatia’s Breathtaking South

Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea, and Ancient History in Croatia’s Breathtaking South

If I had to describe Dubrovnik in just one word, I think ‘majestic’ would fit—the sheer physical beauty and historical grandeur of this seaside city have to be seen in person to be appreciated— postcard photos don’t do it justice. I visited in late October and still enjoyed warm, sunny days but without the big crowds of midsummer.