My Life in Cuenca is a Never-Ending Vacation

My Life in Cuenca is a Never-Ending Vacation

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April 12, 2017

Cuenca is known as the land of “eternal springtime” with moderate temperatures year-round (highs in the 70s F and lows in the 50s F), but for my husband, Mark, and me it’s the land of “eternal vacation.” When you go on vacation, you leave your stress and the daily grind behind for a place where you don’t have to be reminded of those things.

Live the Good Life in Undiscovered Italy For $1,600 a Month

Live the Good Life in Undiscovered Italy For $1,600 a Month

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April 11, 2017

Sitting at a cliff-side table overlooking the white-washed old town of Polignano a Mare, my husband Bryan and I marvel at how it manages to stay on its rock and not slide into the water below. The remnants of our delicious, fresh seafood lunch are being cleared away as we catch movement on the opposite cliff and turn our heads back toward town.

The Best of Easy Caribbean Island Living For $2,000 a Month

The Best of Easy Caribbean Island Living For $2,000 a Month

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April 10, 2017

The sky is blue with just a few clouds on the horizon, and the sun is high above me. But the constant sea breeze keeps things comfortable. This section of the Caribbean island of Roatán is all jungle-covered hills dotted with houses, sloping down to vivid turquoise water.

Chic Living and Convenience in Cuenca’s Most Elegant Neighborhood

Chic Living and Convenience in Cuenca’s Most Elegant Neighborhood

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April 8, 2017

My husband, Rowland, and I recently moved to a new house in our adopted hometown of Cuenca, Ecuador. We were looking for a neighborhood that provided variety and convenience, and settled on Remigio Crespo, a hip section of town with tree-lined streets, filled with chic restaurants with outdoor seating and upscale shops.

Experience the Gourmet Delights of Ecuador’s Capital City

Experience the Gourmet Delights of Ecuador’s Capital City

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April 5, 2017

I am so excited to be returning to Quito this June....I can’t wait, in fact. Ecuador is my very favorite country on the planet. (While I am no longer living in Ecuador full time because of family obligation, I hope to do so again some day in the future.) As far as I am concerned, there is no better place than Ecuador for the great weather and even better scenery.

Phuket: Easy Island Living With Home Comforts for $2,200 a Month

Phuket: Easy Island Living With Home Comforts for $2,200 a Month

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April 4, 2017

Turquoise waters lap the white-sand beach fringed with casuarina trees. There are no jet skis or banana boats here—just a few stand-up paddle boarders and a kayak or two. A few ubiquitous long-tail motor boats that sound like loud lawn mowers are scattered in the water, but you can still hear the birds singing away in the trees.