A Hidden Pacific Ocean Jewel Where You Can Live for $1,000 a Month

A Hidden Pacific Ocean Jewel Where You Can Live for $1,000 a Month

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August 13, 2018

I first came to the laidback fishing town of Zihuatanejo (pronounced “zee-watt-an-a-hoe”) eight years ago, to visit an old friend. At the time, I didn’t even know its exact location, until I looked it up. I guess you may not know it either: it’s on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, about 150 miles northwest of Acapulco...

Laid-Back, Affordable Living on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Laid-Back, Affordable Living on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

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May 12, 2018

Head out of San Jose, crest the cloud forest-covered mountains to the west of Costa Rica's capital, and in about two hours you're on the Caribbean coast. Another two hours or so south and you're in the heart of the region. A pretty short ride...but it's like a different world.

Living Simply and Happily in Costa Rica With Rent of $420 a Month

Living Simply and Happily in Costa Rica With Rent of $420 a Month

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April 16, 2018

Houston native Bailey Colby moved to Costa Rica in July 2015 after landing a teaching job at a local school. “I had visited this area before and loved it because it’s such a short distance to so many places. Each beach is different than the next, you have tiny, quiet towns and busy towns nearby Read more...: Living Simply and Happily in Costa Rica With Rent of $420 a Month

Looking for Culture, Comfort and Low-Cost Living? Try Guatemala

Looking for Culture, Comfort and Low-Cost Living? Try Guatemala

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April 16, 2018

It's largely thanks to these folks that Guatemala has such a rich and unique culture. And it's this culture that entices many of the expats who have made their homes here. "I love how different it is, and I want it to stay that way, too," says Jean Johnson who lives in the colonial city of Antigua. "It's like traveling into some epic or bygone landscape," says Portland-native John Kin, of traveling around the highlands.

Living in Oliva, Spain

Living in Oliva, Spain

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January 14, 2017

"One of the best things about living in Spain is the simplicity," says Fiona Lennol. "Less is expected of you. You're not required to have a fancy car or a big house. You can be yourself and just enjoy life. When you wake in the morning to blue skies and sunshine the day is already good.