A Home in a Thai Paradise: Rent for $255 a Month

Jeff’s first stop in Thailand was in the north of the country, in Udon Ratchathani province, just across a river from Laos. “It was like the Wild West up there, very traditional, very family-oriented, and very different from here in Ao Nang. Ultimately, it wasn’t for me. I’m a beach guy. But I met Sue there, and we got together...

Puerto Cayo: Finding Old-Fashioned, Small-Town Beach Living in Ecuador

Anybody can do it,” Bonnie Gelley says, gesturing with an outstretched arm toward the expanse of Pacific Ocean that forms the view from her home in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. A wide, gently curved bay fills the view from the panoramic windows, with tropical vegetation sweeping to the beach in the foreground...

5 Old World Beach Retreats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

From the citrus groves of Valencia’s Turia Gardens to the house-sized cacti in the courtyards of Santa Bárbara castle in Alicante, Spain’s Costa Blanca is a playground for sun-loving Spaniards and expats alike, dotted with tiny hill towns, pulsing cities, upscale marinas, slick beach resorts, and hidden coastal nooks. It’s very much worth taking time Read more...: 5 Old World Beach Retreats on Spain’s Costa Blanca