Save Up to 80% on Your Dental Care and Take a Vacation

Save Up to 80% on Your Dental Care and Take a Vacation

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October 8, 2019

It’s no secret that the price of dental care in the U.S. is out of control. For many, dental insurance is quite limited in what it covers, meaning half or more of the cost for procedures is paid out of pocket. Yearly insurance limits are generally around $1,500—which doesn’t cover much when you get into serious treatments...

5 Expat-friendly Balkan Nations Ideal for Roving Retirees

5 Expat-friendly Balkan Nations Ideal for Roving Retirees

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October 6, 2019

North Americans are Discovering Whole New Worlds in Ultra-Affordable Eastern Europe. These days, ‘retiring abroad’ is no longer simply about (a) picking a country, (b) buying a property, and (c) shifting your family and belongings overseas. With the current surge in foreign housesitting opportunities, online freelancing work...

How to Move Out of the U.S.

How to Move Out of the U.S.

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October 1, 2019

Many Americans have found a better quality of life…for less…by moving to any number of prime locations around the globe, from Latin America to Europe to Asia, and everywhere in between. There are no shortage of spots where a retired couple can live well on $2,000 a month. You’ll find good quality medical care...

Two Weeks in Ecuador: Touring Quito, Cuenca, and Salinas

Two Weeks in Ecuador: Touring Quito, Cuenca, and Salinas

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September 30, 2019

A lot has been written about Ecuador as a great retirement destination—and deservedly so. With mountains, beaches, and everything in between it is a land of an amazingly diverse range of comfortable climates and relaxed lifestyle opportunities. Perhaps overlooked in all of this is the fact that Ecuador is also a fantastic tourist destination...

Roman Holiday: Staying in a Converted Roman Monastery

Roman Holiday: Staying in a Converted Roman Monastery

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September 29, 2019

One of the most memorable hotel stays I have ever experienced happened in Rome, Italy. Already excited to explore this ancient city on an anniversary trip, I could have hardly imagined the breathtaking hotel my husband, Domingo, and I would stay in. If you are looking for a unique experience that marries modern amenities with historical relics and ruins...

Panama City’s Big Birthday: 500 Years of Growth

Panama City’s Big Birthday: 500 Years of Growth

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September 28, 2019

On August 15, 2019, La ciudad de Panamá—the Pacific Coast’s oldest conquistador settlement—celebrated its 500th anniversary. (That makes it older than even St. Augustine, Florida, the first such settlement in the continental U.S., est. 1565.) Panama City, a cosmopolitan capital on the Bay of Panama has long stood as a testament...

Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea, and Ancient History in Croatia’s Breathtaking South

Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea, and Ancient History in Croatia’s Breathtaking South

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September 27, 2019

If I had to describe Dubrovnik in just one word, I think ‘majestic’ would fit—the sheer physical beauty and historical grandeur of this seaside city have to be seen in person to be appreciated— postcard photos don’t do it justice. I visited in late October and still enjoyed warm, sunny days but without the big crowds of midsummer.

Varna: A Balkan Gem on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria

Varna: A Balkan Gem on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria

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September 26, 2019

Settled by the ancient Thracians, then by the Greeks and Romans from the 7th century B.C., Varna, on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, has seen countless conquerors. Nowadays, this Balkan gem is mostly known as the maritime capital of Bulgaria, and for its golden sandy beaches and warm summers...