Ocean-Views, Sparkling Sand, and Bumper Retiree Benefits in Coronado, Panama

Ocean-Views, Sparkling Sand, and Bumper Retiree Benefits in Coronado, Panama

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August 5, 2020

“When our beautiful view is the Pacific Ocean and the warm breeze blows through our condo, we hardly feel like we are confined. If we have to stay in for an extended period of time because of Coronavirus restrictions, we are okay with that. We love it here,” says Jo Anne Burrill of her adopted hometown of Coronado...

A Riviera Retirement: 5 Reasons Why This Expat Hotspot Is Worthy Of Your Attention

A Riviera Retirement: 5 Reasons Why This Expat Hotspot Is Worthy Of Your Attention

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June 28, 2020

Tired of the rat race north of the border? Looking for a slower-paced life where the only winter shovel you’ll need is for building sandcastles? Hoping to stretch your dollar a little further than you do today? Yes. Yes. And yes. All are good reasons to consider the Riviera Maya as a potential retirement destination...

How to Learn Spanish

How to Learn Spanish

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April 8, 2020

The very best way to enjoy the culture of any country is by being able to speak the language. And fortunately, Spanish is one of the easiest languages to quickly pick up. You don't have to be fluent. You don't need to be perfect every single time. But you do need to master a few basics...

Live Well on a Small Budget on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo

Live Well on a Small Budget on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo

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March 21, 2020

It was the middle of January and I was on a beautiful coastal walk with the sun warming my skin and a gentle breeze cooling my face. To my left, fields of bright green clover, patches of fresh thyme and chamomile, and small stone goat sheds made from pinkish-white stones stretched up a hill. To my right, sheer cliffs dropped into the ocean, which stretched into the horizon. Behind me, a small ancient fort stood watch over the coastline. And ahead, a dusty, but well-kept path led over rocky beaches, deserted swimming areas, and clay mudslides, now dried in the sunshine. When I describe this January scene, where do you picture me? In South America, where January is summertime? In Ecuador or Hawaii, with their year-round mild climates?

10 Best Restaurants in Bali

10 Best Restaurants in Bali

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February 12, 2020

Forty years ago, the island consisted of dirt roads and small beachside warungs, where locals cooked the favorites Nasi Goreng and Babi Guling, but oh-boy, has Bali evolved over the years. Now there are 5-star resorts dotted all over, and amongst the designer stores and local markets, you’ll find upscale restaurants serving the most amazing food.

Exploring the Mysterious and Beautiful Island of Vis, Croatia

Exploring the Mysterious and Beautiful Island of Vis, Croatia

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February 7, 2020

Waves rolled and crashed along the bay’s rocky slopes. The steady roar would crescendo when the waves hit the breakwater, throwing a fine mist into the air. Despite the thunderous cacophony, the waterfront town of Komiža was peaceful and quiet. It was late January on the Croatian island of Vis, and the tourist season was still a few months away...