France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

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July 7, 2020

Over the years, my wife, Joni, and I had travelled throughout France, usually staying a couple of weeks looking for the right place for our retirement. Each time, realizing even more that our retirement would eventually lead us back to France. But where? We had looked at Paris, delightful and exciting, but ultimately too expensive...

The History, Beaches, and Bistros of Budva, Montenegro

The History, Beaches, and Bistros of Budva, Montenegro

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July 2, 2020

Budva is famous for its beaches. This city in Montenegro features a beach that is about a mile long and attracts thousands of visitors a year. However, Budva is far more than a sun and sea destination. The area has a history dating back at least 2,400 years to the ancient Greeks. It also has a thriving informal dining scene...

Italy Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern Italy

Italy Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern Italy

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July 1, 2020

When my husband, Keith and I were invited to a wedding on the beach in Puglia, Italy—Margherita di Savoia, to be exact—we decided to make a road trip out of it. Our trip was an ambitious undertaking, including travel from Portugal, through Spain and France, visiting 23 cities in 21 days. But my aim is not to exhaust but entice you to explore...

Things to Do in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Things to Do in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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June 29, 2020

Costa Rica’s established beach community of Playas del Coco—simply known as “El Coco” or Coco Beach—earns the distinction of being one of the closest beach communities in Costa Rica to an international airport. You can grab your suitcase at baggage claim at Liberia Airport in Guanacaste, jump in a taxi, and have your toes in the sand...