Three Friendly, Vibrant Beach Retreats on Ecuador’s Pacific

Three Friendly, Vibrant Beach Retreats on Ecuador’s Pacific

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April 6, 2020

Extremely affordable, warm all year, less than five hours’ flight time from the U.S.... we’ve been flying the Ecuador flag at International Living for decades. If you’ve been a subscriber for anything more than a few months, you’ll know that we rate the country high on our shortlist of locations worldwide...

Things to Do in Vietnam

Things to Do in Vietnam

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April 6, 2020

One of the reasons why Vietnam has become such a popular destination for tourism is that there is so much to do. Whether you’re exploring unspoiled, hidden beaches, trekking in remote mountains, taking photos of ancient Cham ruins, or simply relaxing at a bia hoi with the locals over a glass of fresh-brewed beer, Vietnam has something to excite even the most particular traveler...

Exploring Chania: Peaceful, Sun-Soaked Bliss on Greece’s Largest Island

Exploring Chania: Peaceful, Sun-Soaked Bliss on Greece’s Largest Island

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April 3, 2020

The island of Crete is one of Greece’s major highlights. It’s the biggest of all the Greek islands and one of the most fascinating, whether you’re inspired by nature, history, Greek food, or the beach-focused Mediterranean lifestyle. While exploring the charms of Crete, most visitors base themselves in one of three small cities along Crete’s northern coast: Chania, Rethymno, or Heraklion...

5 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

5 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

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April 2, 2020

The southern French city of Montpellier might be one of France’s largest, but that does not mean that it feels hurried—or even soulless. Situated about eight miles from the Mediterranean Sea and sandy beaches, Montpellier is characterized by its pleasant climate, elegant stone buildings, multicultural communities, and a joie de vivre...

Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

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March 16, 2020

Growing up in Southern California in the ‘60s, the rumor was that if you wanted to catch a big marlin, it was easier and cheaper to go to Mexico than to take the usual expensive trip to Hawaii. It didn’t take long before word spread like wildfire that the tip of Baja California was the place to go. By the mid ‘70s, Cabo was born...