Cyprus: Beaches, Mosaics, and Mythology on a Divided Isle

Cyprus: Beaches, Mosaics, and Mythology on a Divided Isle

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October 5, 2021

Cyprus is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and throughout history has been ruled by diverse civilizations. The Phoenicians, Assyrians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans, and the British have all left their mark. Today, this complex history is reflected in Cyprus’ fascinating cultural sites and its rich cuisine...

20 Best Colombian Dishes (And Beverages) You Need to Try

20 Best Colombian Dishes (And Beverages) You Need to Try

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October 4, 2021

Colombian cuisine combines ingredients from the mountains, rainforests, and oceans that surround it. This culturally diverse country has Indigenous, African, and Spanish influences and culinary traditions. Colombia’s agricultural culture has also had a strong influence on some of its most popular meals. The best dishes in Colombia are essentially...

What Two Years of Expat Life in Italy Has Taught Us

What Two Years of Expat Life in Italy Has Taught Us

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October 3, 2021

When my husband and I decided to move to Italy, we devised a list of priorities in choosing our new home. For starters, we wanted a small town with few Americans. Our California town of 16,000 people was busy with constant traffic all night. So, we figured that we needed something smaller than 16,000. We also wanted to immerse ourselves in the local culture...

Ditching the Rat Race for a No Stress Life in Platanillo, Costa Rica

Ditching the Rat Race for a No Stress Life in Platanillo, Costa Rica

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October 2, 2021

Back in the U.S., David Krueger, a nuclear engineer in the medical field, worked gruelling hours, spending much of his 36-year career on the road. “I remember I was at a Hilton and they celebrated my 220th night at one of their properties that year. Realizing I was never home really bothered me,” says David, 61. “I was sick of working so much.”

5 Best Beaches in Bali

5 Best Beaches in Bali

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October 1, 2021

The beaches are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Bali life; most have sun lounges for hire, so you can relax with a good book in-between a cooling ocean dip. Whilst many have soft white sand, there are also many featuring striking black sand around the northern and western coastal areas...

The Other Baja: Small Towns Worth the Visit in Baja California Sur

The Other Baja: Small Towns Worth the Visit in Baja California Sur

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September 30, 2021

Los Cabos has become the new Las Vegas. Stars jet in for long weekends. Spring break rages on Médano Beach. Sammy Hagar and friends rock all night long at Cabo Wabo. But Los Cabos is only one small part of the state of Baja California Sur. Keeping the true spirit and culture of this Mexican peninsula alive is a series of small towns scattered...

5 Compelling Reasons to Adopt a Furry Friend in Cuenca, Ecuador

5 Compelling Reasons to Adopt a Furry Friend in Cuenca, Ecuador

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September 29, 2021

On my way home from the pharmacy one morning last year, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to surprise my husband, Ken, with a visit to his workshop in our newly adopted city of Cuenca. As I arrived, I saw a flurry of black fur in the overgrown grass outside his shop, and emitting a tiny yelp, the most adorable little puppy bounced up to greet me...