When you think of Spain, Barcelona’s glittering Gaudi architecture and sunshine-filled beaches may first come to mind, but the country has another secret cultural haven: Madrid.
Mellow port wines nurtured in northern vineyards. Sun-kissed, sandy beaches with world-class surfing. A capital city whose cable cars clatter over hilly, cobblestoned streets sweeping down to the bay.
Mexico's amazing flora is what brought me here. You have plants ranging from desert cactus to jungle orchids. Plants vary with climate and Mexico has just about any kind of climate you would want.
The Philippines is a nation comprised of over 7,000 islands, and an internet search for “best islands in the Philippines” turns up 78,500,000 results, so picking the right spots can seem a little daunting.
Having spent a lot of time traveling in South America (and most of that while bringing in little to no income), I have learned how to stretch a dollar (or five). Besides airfare, your number one expense while traveling is usually going to be where you lay your head at night.
Low-cost airlines have peppered Europe and the U.S. for years, offering cheap flights with no frills. But now, those cheap flights are starting to extend over the Atlantic, bringing Europe closer than it ever was before.
Aileen and Bob Young have been in their beachside retirement haven since 2013. Bob says, “we found a place that both of us like and that fits with our budget.”
A procession of formally dressed figures walks by, painted skeleton faces adorned with colored patterns and, sometimes, glittering sequins surrounding the eyes.
“We have been traveling to Belize since 1997 and have never found a country with more caring, welcoming, and positive people,” says Lisa Cyrier. “And it’s gorgeous, too.
Imagine a life lived outdoors…surrounded by lush green rainforest and breathing brisk mountain air. With sunny mornings, afternoon showers, and clear skies again at sunset.