Explore Zadar: Croatia’s Coolest, Quirkiest Seaside City

Explore Zadar: Croatia’s Coolest, Quirkiest Seaside City

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July 29, 2019

While Split and Dubrovnik get most of the visitor attention along Croatia’s breathtaking Dalmatian Coast, there’s a place to the north that should not be missed either: Zadar. It’s a perfect size: not too big and not too small. It has much more of a ‘normal town feel’ (less tourist-focused) than more popular Croatian destinations...

In Photos: 10 Must Try Thai Dishes

In Photos: 10 Must Try Thai Dishes

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July 27, 2019

With influences from China, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and a royal culinary tradition, Thai cuisine is the best of many worlds. Thai cuisine mixes spicy, sour, salty, and sweet, as well as various textures into one dish. The combination of herbs and spices produce complex flavors that somehow come together like a fine-tuned orchestra...

Your A-to-Z Guide to Bali

Your A-to-Z Guide to Bali

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July 26, 2019

Indonesia offers a retirement visa officially called ITAS Lansia-Retirement Temporary Stay Visa (lansia stands for lanjut usia). You have to be 55 years old or older to get this visa and the initial cost is less than $700 (plus around $700 to renew). One condition of this visa is that you must hire local staff, such as a housekeeper or a gardener...

Beyond Machu Picchu: 6 Overlooked Sites on the Inca Trail, Peru

Beyond Machu Picchu: 6 Overlooked Sites on the Inca Trail, Peru

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July 24, 2019

I’ve been obsessed with the Incas since my early 20s. Maybe it’s because the Inca civilization is so enigmatic. Or perhaps because I admired how they created such an impressive culture without written language, monetary system, iron, or slaves. I’d pore over photos of Machu Picchu in glossy magazines, imagining myself standing on that precipice...

11 Places in Europe Where You Can Retire on $35,000 a Year

11 Places in Europe Where You Can Retire on $35,000 a Year

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July 23, 2019

If it’s culture, history, and variety you’re after, Europe has it all. From idyllic rural retreats to cities where history is thickly layered with stunning architecture and grand museums, rich in romance, Europe has long had a strong appeal for North American retirees...

Top 10 Things To Do in Mexico City

Top 10 Things To Do in Mexico City

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July 22, 2019

Mexico City isn’t the most popular expat or vacation destination in the country, but it still has plenty to offer. Whether you’re just passing through on your way to the beach or settling down for a couple of years, this guide to the top 10 things to do in Mexico City will help you plan an action-packed adventure through the capital...

Retire in Viña del Mar: “The Garden City” of Chile

Retire in Viña del Mar: “The Garden City” of Chile

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July 21, 2019

If Santiago is the financial and business hub of Chile then the coastal city of Viña del Mar is the country’s summer playground. Often referred to as “The Garden City”, Viña is part of the Greater Valparaiso area that also includes the nearby port city of Valparaiso, as well as the smaller municipalities of Concon, Quilpue...

Koh Samui vs Koh Phangan: A Tale of Two Tropical Thai Islands

Koh Samui vs Koh Phangan: A Tale of Two Tropical Thai Islands

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July 19, 2019

When my husband, Jason, and I were deciding where to spend our honeymoon, one location kept popping up: the island of Koh Samui. Located in the Gulf of Thailand and spanning 95 square miles, Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket. It’s also the largest island in the Chumphon Archipelago of more than 80 islands...