“People Pay Thousands of Dollars to do What we do Every Day”

“People Pay Thousands of Dollars to do What we do Every Day”

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October 13, 2017

“Here is a great perspective of a day in our life…yesterday we walked down to centro, where we both had the most amazing hour-long couples massage,” says David Smolyn, 51, who, along with partner Randy Hodgson, 58, splits his time between Puerto Vallarta, and Toronto.

Our $1,800-a-Month Ecuador Life Gives Us the Freedom to Travel

Our $1,800-a-Month Ecuador Life Gives Us the Freedom to Travel

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October 12, 2017

My wife, Rita, and I have always loved to travel. There is just something about visiting someplace new and different, that keeps us feeling young and enjoying life. Unfortunately, travel can be an expensive hobby, so we used to have to limit ourselves to one or two trips a year.

Priceless Friendships in Historic Southern France

Priceless Friendships in Historic Southern France

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October 11, 2017

“I never tire of looking out my window, seeing the centuries-old buildings, and wondering about the people who lived here before us,” says Holly Kurzman, who moved from San Francisco to Pézenas six years ago. Holly and her late husband Chris had long contemplated moving to Europe, but began seriously eyeing France shortly after Chris retired. “We were fed up with the rat race and cost of living in...

Why I Love My Friendly, Peaceful Panamanian Neighborhood

Why I Love My Friendly, Peaceful Panamanian Neighborhood

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October 10, 2017

I live in a community called Caimito, between Boquete and David, Panama. We are the only expats in the area, and all of my neighbors go out of their way to help in any way they can. They even watch over my house when I’m away. I find it a comfort to know, that there is a land as peaceful and accepting as Panama.

In Photos: An Exotic Paradise Island Home From $595 a Month

In Photos: An Exotic Paradise Island Home From $595 a Month

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October 9, 2017

The tropical island of Penang is a melting pot of cultures, religions, and food. Its easy-going lifestyle is increasingly attractive to expats, and so is the low cost of living there. Kirsten and Mark Raccuia chose to move to Penang for lots of reasons... It’s English-speaking, the locals are friendly and helpful, and the expat community is active and thriving.