7 Places You Should Visit in Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur

7 Places You Should Visit in Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur

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December 30, 2020

If you have ever dreamed of visiting France, the French Riviera is the perfect place to start. Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur is more than just glitz and glamour. In addition to watching the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, the Film Festival in Cannes, and Lemon Festival in Menton, you can also explore little towns, great food, excellent wine, and nature...

Things to Do in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Things to Do in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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December 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...

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

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December 26, 2020

If you’re planning your first trip to Belize it can be hard to decide what to do, given there are so many choices. Here’s a list of the top 10 activities to consider when planning your trip: 1. Visit a Maya Ruin. Remnants of the amazing Maya civilization have been found throughout Belize. After all, Belize was the center of the Mundo Maya...

Small-Town Living in Argentina’s Sierra Mountains

Small-Town Living in Argentina’s Sierra Mountains

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December 25, 2020

Can you see yourself relaxing in a hammock stretched between trees in your backyard, watching the sunset over the mountains while bright green parrots chatter overhead? Do you prefer access to peace and nature over the cultural attractions of a big city? While the majority of U.S. expats in Argentina choose...

Comforting Autumnal Rhythms in Southern Italy

Comforting Autumnal Rhythms in Southern Italy

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December 21, 2020

I’m rooting around in one of my cantinas looking for my harvest clothes. We have three of these rock-built rooms that were essentially wine cellars. One we still use for that purpose, a just-the-right-temperature space with brick ceilings and bottle racks to hold our vino. Another, below the terrace, is our woodshed...

Feeling at Home on Portugal’s Southern Coast

Feeling at Home on Portugal’s Southern Coast

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December 20, 2020

Rick Steffens, a professional musician, and his wife, Victoria, who worked as an intensive care unit nurse, always knew they’d retire overseas. “We love traveling, but we couldn’t afford to keep our house in California and travel at the same time,” Rick explains. Now, retired on the south coast of Portugal, between the Algarve’s dramatic beaches...

Armenia: Ancient Monasteries, Warm Hospitality, and a Rich Cuisine

Armenia: Ancient Monasteries, Warm Hospitality, and a Rich Cuisine

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December 18, 2020

My husband, Shawn, and I spent 10 days in Armenia and used the capital city of Yerevan as our base. We were only able to scratch the surface in our exploration of this ancient country. However, we came away with a great appreciation for Armenia’s cultural heritage, its food and wine, and its welcoming people...