Fall in Love with Jungle Life in Tena, Ecuador

Fall in Love with Jungle Life in Tena, Ecuador

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February 2, 2019

Toucans and macaws glide around the lush jungle canopy and scores of monkeys parade through the overhanging branches. Neon-green and electric-blue butterflies of preposterous sizes flit across gurgling streams, while waterfalls drop into deep pools. Welcome to one of my favorites among Ecuador’s secret spots…a place hidden in the east of the country, where indigenous shamans still perform timeless rituals and a small number of adventurous expats have found new lives surrounded by nature.

Why I Waited Six Years to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner in Medellín

Why I Waited Six Years to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner in Medellín

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January 31, 2019

When I bought my new apartment in 2012, I was ecstatic that it didn’t have wall-to-wall carpeting. Instead, the floors were covered in beautiful, sleek, 24-inch-square, cream-colored, porcelain tiles. Having lived in the New England area of the U.S. my whole life, this was going to be a welcomed change. I realized that this is Read more...: Why I Waited Six Years to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner in Medellín

The 10 Most Beautiful Natural Attractions in Asia

The 10 Most Beautiful Natural Attractions in Asia

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January 26, 2019

If you are thinking about taking a trip to Southeast Asia, and if you aren’t you should be, then here are the 10 most beautiful natural attractions that you can add to your Southeast Asian bucket list. The only people that seem to know about this stunningly picturesque island are Malaysians, and they’d like to keep it that way. Unfortunately I’ve been and I think it’s about time that we lifted the veil and told you about it.

Nomadic Adventurers: Having the Time of Our Lives as Roving Retirees

Nomadic Adventurers: Having the Time of Our Lives as Roving Retirees

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January 18, 2019

Having read many successful stories in International Living magazine over the years about people seeking a better life while living abroad, my partner, Damon, and I chose to throw our hat in the ring and see if the life of roving retirees was for us. We set ourselves a budget of $1,800 a month to see if it was possible to establish a life of nomadic adventurers while living abroad. We sold everything and didn’t look back.