10 Best Restaurants in Bali

10 Best Restaurants in Bali

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February 12, 2020

Forty years ago, the island consisted of dirt roads and small beachside warungs, where locals cooked the favorites Nasi Goreng and Babi Guling, but oh-boy, has Bali evolved over the years. Now there are 5-star resorts dotted all over, and amongst the designer stores and local markets, you’ll find upscale restaurants serving the most amazing food.

Exploring the Mysterious and Beautiful Island of Vis, Croatia

Exploring the Mysterious and Beautiful Island of Vis, Croatia

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February 7, 2020

Waves rolled and crashed along the bay’s rocky slopes. The steady roar would crescendo when the waves hit the breakwater, throwing a fine mist into the air. Despite the thunderous cacophony, the waterfront town of Komiža was peaceful and quiet. It was late January on the Croatian island of Vis, and the tourist season was still a few months away...

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

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

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February 7, 2020

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...

Small, Pleasant, and Not Yet Overrun: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Small, Pleasant, and Not Yet Overrun: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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February 7, 2020

Serendipity led me to Ljubljana. I’d planned to take the overnight ferry from Italy to Croatia, when my friend, Marcela, suggested looping up and over through Slovenia. On the bus from Trieste, I was soon glad that I’d heeded Marcela’s suggestion. The scenery was lovely...

5 Places to Retire to With the World’s Best Climate

5 Places to Retire to With the World’s Best Climate

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January 28, 2020

Scoring a country on its climate is not an easy task, because everyone has their own ideas on what sort of weather they enjoy most. In looking for the countries with the best climate, we assessed not only the hard data—temperatures, rainfall, and humidity—but we also assessed the comfort level of each destination’s climate...