A Riviera Retirement: 5 Reasons Why This Expat Hotspot Is Worthy Of Your Attention

A Riviera Retirement: 5 Reasons Why This Expat Hotspot Is Worthy Of Your Attention

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June 28, 2020

Tired of the rat race north of the border? Looking for a slower-paced life where the only winter shovel you’ll need is for building sandcastles? Hoping to stretch your dollar a little further than you do today? Yes. Yes. And yes. All are good reasons to consider the Riviera Maya as a potential retirement destination...

Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

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April 24, 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...

Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live

Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live

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April 11, 2020

I’ve been living in various areas of Portugal for the last six years and find it incredibly safe. In fact, the Global Peace Index, which rates 163 countries for safety, ranks Portugal number three. The U.S. State Department rates Portugal a Level One, meaning take normal safety precautions. Some of this is obvious: don’t leave Read more...: Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live

How to Learn Spanish

How to Learn Spanish

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April 8, 2020

The very best way to enjoy the culture of any country is by being able to speak the language. And fortunately, Spanish is one of the easiest languages to quickly pick up. You don't have to be fluent. You don't need to be perfect every single time. But you do need to master a few basics...

My 5 Favorite Seaside Towns in Spain

My 5 Favorite Seaside Towns in Spain

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March 28, 2020

Who doesn’t love a seaside ambience? The tang of salt on the air, the cries of seagulls, and sailboats rocking at their moorings… And in Spain, where seaside locations so often come with plentiful sunshine, sandy beaches, warm days, and sea breezes, they can be especially appealing. Here are five of my favorite seaside towns in Spain...

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...