Living the High Life in Kuala Lumpur

“We were only planning to move to Kuala Lumpur for a year,” Sharla Thomason says. “But after six months, we loved it so much we decided to stay and sold our home in Houston.” That was a year-and-a-half ago, and Sharla, 72, and her husband Jim, 75, couldn’t be happier with their decision to move to this glittering jewel of a city in Malaysia. “We’ve never looked back,” says Jim...

Phuket: Easy Island Living With Home Comforts for $2,200 a Month

Turquoise waters lap the white-sand beach fringed with casuarina trees. There are no jet skis or banana boats here—just a few stand-up paddle boarders and a kayak or two. A few ubiquitous long-tail motor boats that sound like loud lawn mowers are scattered in the water, but you can still hear the birds singing away in the trees.