A Two-Bedroom Apartment for $295 per Month in a Vietnamese Resort Town

A Two-Bedroom Apartment for $295 per Month in a Vietnamese Resort Town

I first visited the south-central coastal resort town of Nha Trang, Vietnam in 2005. I’d heard about the Fairy Spring Waterfall and put it on my list of things to do. It was only 12 miles from the city—an easy daytrip on my rented motorbike. When I arrived, I was met by a gaggle of five local ladies who convinced me that I needed them to guide me...

Renting in the Historic Center of Querétaro for $556 per Month

Renting in the Historic Center of Querétaro for $556 per Month

Jason arrived in Querétaro in January 2022, and has enjoyed scouting both the city and the surrounding area. He is a videographer and film editor who documents his discoveries and experiences on his own popular YouTube channel. He says, “I take videos of the city and my experiences abroad. I usually spend two days a week filming and the rest of the week editing.

Video: A Fully Furnished Rental for $800 a Month—Bills Included

Video: A Fully Furnished Rental for $800 a Month—Bills Included

My husband David and I are renting a one-bedroom house in the Los Arcos area, with a full view of the 18th-century aqueduct that stretches from the hills in the east to the center of town. We pay $800 a month for our one-bedroom duplex, which is fully furnished and includes all utilities and the occasional homemade dinner that our landlord brings to us (he's awesome!).

Vietnam’s Art Deco Beach on $300 a Month

Vietnam’s Art Deco Beach on $300 a Month

Despite having lived in Vietnam for well over a decade, it took years before I even heard of Quy Nhon, a city of more than 450,000 sun-kissed souls on the south-central coast. A friend told me it was a beautiful place, just right for retirees, but there were only a few foreigners living there. How could this city have escaped my notice? My curiosity was piqued...

A Livable City with Small-Town Charm for $1,500 per Month

A Livable City with Small-Town Charm for $1,500 per Month

I’ve always found Da Nang enormously appealing. For one thing, I’ve never been to another city with a dragon bridge. The nearly half-mile-long dragon-shaped bridge spouts steam and fire every weekend night for the amusement of spectators young and old. It’s astounding in no small part because the Dragon Bridge is a major thoroughfare that spans the...

Hẹn Gặp Lại… Goodbye Vietnam, I’ll See You Again

Hẹn Gặp Lại… Goodbye Vietnam, I’ll See You Again

I’ve never felt so comfortable living anywhere as I did in Vietnam. The people are welcoming and genuinely friendly, the mountains and beaches are breathtakingly beautiful, and the cities are alive and vibrant. It was my home for more than ten years—first in Nha Trang on the south-central coast, and then in Hanoi and Da Nang.

Bernal: Take a Day Trip to One of Mexico’s 13 Wonders

Bernal: Take a Day Trip to One of Mexico’s 13 Wonders

I could see Bernal long before I entered this small town in the middle of Mexico’s central highlands. The Peña de Bernal—a towering rock monolith similar to Devils Tower in Wyoming—stands 1,148 feet above its base in the high desert, dominating the landscape for miles around. This volcanic dome is said to be the third-highest of its type in the world...