Quiet, Country Living in a Little-Known Part of Costa Rica

Quiet, Country Living in a Little-Known Part of Costa Rica

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September 27, 2016

As I drive east out of San Jose and its suburbs, the gridlock, gleaming shopping malls, and dense urban development of Costa Rica’s capital slowly melt away. Within 30 minutes I’ve found myself in the countryside, following a winding road that hugs a mountainside as it descends into the valley below.

Easy, Low-Cost Living on a Tropical Paradise Island in Thailand

Easy, Low-Cost Living on a Tropical Paradise Island in Thailand

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September 24, 2016

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. There’s not a beach lounger in sight, just some mats and towels strewn in the shade.

“Our Cost of Living in Panama is Half What it was in California”

“Our Cost of Living in Panama is Half What it was in California”

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August 29, 2016

When Fred and Linda Gruenert took off their military uniforms for the last time and decided to retire, they soon realized that their California lifestyle was too pricey. Linda served over 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a journalist, half active duty and half as a reservist.