Experience the Gourmet Delights of Ecuador’s Capital City

Experience the Gourmet Delights of Ecuador’s Capital City

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April 5, 2017

I am so excited to be returning to Quito this June....I can’t wait, in fact. Ecuador is my very favorite country on the planet. (While I am no longer living in Ecuador full time because of family obligation, I hope to do so again some day in the future.) As far as I am concerned, there is no better place than Ecuador for the great weather and even better scenery.

Phuket: Easy Island Living With Home Comforts for $2,200 a Month

Phuket: Easy Island Living With Home Comforts for $2,200 a Month

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April 4, 2017

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. A few ubiquitous long-tail motor boats that sound like loud lawn mowers are scattered in the water, but you can still hear the birds singing away in the trees.

A Warm Welcome and a Caribbean View on Ambergris Caye

A Warm Welcome and a Caribbean View on Ambergris Caye

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April 2, 2017

I’ve lived on Ambergris Caye in Belize for nearly nine years, but have never tired of watching the Caribbean’s powerful waves crash on the offshore barrier reef, creating a continuous fanfare of exploding sea spray. After their tumultuous encounter with the reef line, the waves flow serenely towards the shoreline and eventually roll onto the soft sand beach.

Affordable Healthcare with a Personal Touch in Belize

Affordable Healthcare with a Personal Touch in Belize

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April 1, 2017

My husband, Marcos, and I moved to the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize four years ago with considerable knowledge of the country since we had made 12 trips here and were able to watch the country grow and change. Even so, being a tourist is quite different to actually living and working in a foreign country…we’ve learned many things since our arrival.

Say Goodbye to a “Do Nothing” Retirement

Say Goodbye to a “Do Nothing” Retirement

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March 31, 2017

I think it's time we started looking at the whole idea of retirement in a different light. There's a general perception of the post-employment years as an opportunity to "do nothing." But recent research conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs suggests that this may be an unhealthy way of thinking about retirement.