Choose Your Paradise in Sunny, Affordable Costa Rica

Choose Your Paradise in Sunny, Affordable Costa Rica

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June 2, 2017

Costa Rica may be a small country—it’s about the size of West Virginia—but it’s incredibly diverse as far as the landscape, climate, lifestyle, and “feel” you’ll experience in its different regions. You’ll find plenty of lush rainforests filled with capuchin monkeys and sloths, and jungle-covered mountains cascading down to the glittering Pacific.

From Rock ‘n’ Roll to Relaxing by the Beach for $1,750 a Month

From Rock ‘n’ Roll to Relaxing by the Beach for $1,750 a Month

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June 2, 2017

I was a publicist in the entertainment industry back in New York for nearly 30 years. It was hectic, and rewarding, but I was very stressed. On a vacation to Tamarindo, Costa Rica I met a bunch of people from around the world who had swapped busy lives for a more peaceful existence at the beach.

Mexico: Great Healthcare From 25% of the U.S. Cost

Mexico: Great Healthcare From 25% of the U.S. Cost

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May 30, 2017

When I moved to Mexico, one piece of emotional baggage I left behind in the U.S. was worry over the cost of healthcare. In Mexico, I have access to two affordable healthcare systems: public and private. In Mexico’s private healthcare system, costs—pretty much across the board—run 25% to 50% of U.S. costs for comparable services.

Part-Time Living on a Historic Greek Island for $1,000 a Month

Part-Time Living on a Historic Greek Island for $1,000 a Month

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May 27, 2017

Growing up in suburban Vancouver, I always wanted to live in a village. The kind of village where houses fit so snugly together that, if you’re on a hillside overlooking the sea, the adjoining staircases and tongue-and-grooved patios and eaves save you from tumbling headlong to the shore.