I'm sipping a golden ale nano-brew and looking out over the peaks of Panama's Coclé Province. It's a broad vista. Beyond the bright, grassy shades of mango and banana trees are mountains, richly carpeted in a deep, velvety green.
Who doesn’t love spending some time in France? The enticing smell of a patisserie…freshly baked baguettes and pain au chocolat…who could resist? Not myself and my husband Duncan, obviously.
I didn’t move abroad for the affordable healthcare. I moved abroad for the adventure and the weather. I wanted to see how other people in the world lived. I wanted a more relaxed, less stressful lifestyle. I wanted warm weather year-round.
I have never been much of a city person. As a true-blue Aquarian I am much happier near water. Despite this, the city of Mérida, Mexico captured my heart and imagination.
The excitement was palpable as our guides outfitted us with our equipment. Like baby ducks following their mom, we began our trek through the hot, steamy jungle with our guides leading the way to the first zip line.
“I want to show you Barcelona…” It was one of the first things my Hungarian boyfriend said to me. Budapest I might have expected, but Barcelona? As a musician, he had worked all over Europe but fell hard for Barcelona’s many charms.
Cheryl Stinson always dreamt of learning to surf. When a Google search result came up for Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, not only did her dream come true, it also turned out to be the start of a new, sunny chapter for the Ottawa, Canada native.
An intimate cooking class in the Tuscan hill town of Montepulciano, Italy, in the company of Oscar-winning filmmakers, a charismatic restaurant owner, and a head chef.
Expat Judith Gold, 68, never runs out of places to explore on Bali, the tropical island she calls home. “I love to go to all the different waterfalls. It seems to be never-ending. I hear about new ones all the time,” she says.
“Traveling is a fountain of youth,” says Christina Daggett, as she sits down to dinner with her husband, Tim. It’s evening in the town of Hawick, Scotland, where they are currently staying. “I can’t imagine going back to the States or our old lifestyle. Nothing could be better than what we’re doing now.”