Mike Gagne pretty much grew up on skis. Born and raised north of Ottawa, Canada, he spent his childhood in Edelweiss Valley, ski racing both on the Québec ski team and later as a professional for a short stint. That led to a position as the director of a ski school for
Although only the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica offers you a lot of choice when it comes to places to live in terms of landscape, climate, amenities, and lifestyle. Quiet countryside with your own little homestead carved out of the jungle. A bustling beach town with a party every night....
Sitting in a café next to the sparkling edge of the blue Adriatic, outside a palace built for a Roman emperor, I catch a glimpse of my ideal retirement lifestyle. With a rich, hot cup of coffee in my hands, golden sunshine filling my vision, and a stimulating conversation with other English-speaking expats, I can Read more...: Video: Discover History and Stunning Beauty in Split, Croatia
Whoever coined the term “good things come in small packages” could well have been talking about the beach town of Dominical in Costa Rica’s bohemian Southern Zone.
Who doesn’t love a seaside ambience? The tang of salt on the air, the cries of seagulls, and sailboats rocking at their moorings… And in Spain, where seaside locations so often come with plentiful sunshine, sandy beaches, warm days, and sea breezes, they can be especially appealing. Here are five of my favorite seaside towns in Spain...
After years working as a doctor in his native Texas, IL Central Valley Correspondent John Michael Arthur “retired” to the bucolic bliss of Costa Rica’s lush Orosi Valley.
“The grand plan was to retire at age 55,” says Kent. “But discovering Medellín made it easy to do that sooner. Our cost of living is 65% lower than it would be in Denver, Colorado.”
There I was, sipping a lovely white wine from grapes grown within 100 yards of where I stood at a community wine festival. You might think I’d gone off the beaten track to some remote corner of France where timeless traditions still hold sway... but I was in fact, right bang in the middle of one of Paris’ popular tourist areas—the bohemian quarter of Montmartre.
For the past seven years, since transplanting herself to the historic and beautiful city of Mérida (the capital of the state of Yucatán), Linda has immersed herself in the history of the area and of the indigenous Maya people who have inhabited this region for millennia.
Kuala Lumpur, or KL to the locals, is Malaysia's largest city. It's a fun place to explore and the more time you spend here, the more interesting places you'll discover.