France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

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May 28, 2019

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...

Do I Need Medical Evacuation Insurance When Moving Overseas?

Do I Need Medical Evacuation Insurance When Moving Overseas?

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May 23, 2019

I think it depends on what country in which you are living if medical evacuation insurance is necessary.  Some countries, like Colombia or France, have excellent medical facilities which are on par with North American quality and advances. In my opinion for most countries...

5 Places to Live Like a Movie Star…Without Their Bank Balance

5 Places to Live Like a Movie Star…Without Their Bank Balance

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May 21, 2019

Movie producers and directors pick exotic locations with extraordinary scenery for their movies. Everyone has seen these lush jungles, deserted beaches, breathtaking mountains, quaint villages, and bustling cities on the big screen. Even as CGI and green screens become more widespread...

How to Take a Tour of France Without Breaking the Bank

How to Take a Tour of France Without Breaking the Bank

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May 20, 2019

With an estimated 89 million travelers crossing her borders, France was the most visited country in the world in 2017. I’ve been living in this delightful country since 2010 and have been fortunate to visit many of its regions. So this news hardly came as a big surprise. Wherever you decide to go in France, Read more...: How to Take a Tour of France Without Breaking the Bank

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

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May 17, 2019

Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region conjures well-deserved images of crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. And there’s no question: If you like sun and sand, these islands are great for a vacation. But move there? Most folks assume it’s just too expensive and don’t give it another thought.

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

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

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May 12, 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...