Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

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September 4, 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...

Enjoying the Simple Life in Bernay, France

Enjoying the Simple Life in Bernay, France

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August 24, 2020

My husband and I live in Bernay, a tiny town just an hour-and-a-half from Paris by train ($27 round trip). It’s nestled in the Charentonne river valley and has 23 separate waterways running through it. There are old bridges everywhere, gorgeous half-timbered buildings, and historic outbuildings that are protected by the government...

Ocean-Views, Sparkling Sand, and Bumper Retiree Benefits in Coronado, Panama

Ocean-Views, Sparkling Sand, and Bumper Retiree Benefits in Coronado, Panama

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August 5, 2020

“When our beautiful view is the Pacific Ocean and the warm breeze blows through our condo, we hardly feel like we are confined. If we have to stay in for an extended period of time because of Coronavirus restrictions, we are okay with that. We love it here,” says Jo Anne Burrill of her adopted hometown of Coronado...

How Blogging Works and How to Make Money From Blogging

How Blogging Works and How to Make Money From Blogging

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July 3, 2020

Do you dream of ditching the boss...enjoying more freedom in life...and not being ruled by the clock? Do you want the freedom to travel...to take a lazy lunch on a hillside...to savor fine wine and fresh olives in an outdoor café...to spend weeks exploring warm, white-sand beaches? If you answered yes to those questions...

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...

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