It’s Good to Be Home in Cuenca

It’s Good to Be Home in Cuenca

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November 15, 2022

Bright red trams rattling happily past 16th-Century colonial buildings. Expats and locals rubbing shoulders at markets and cafés. Refreshing, spring-like weather that can be counted on year-round. It’s good to be back in Cuenca, this Ecuadorian mountain town that I called home for over 10 years. From the time my wife Cynthia and I arrived in Cuenca, Ecuador...

IL’s Guide to the Beautiful Island of Capri, Italy

IL’s Guide to the Beautiful Island of Capri, Italy

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November 13, 2022

The sheer limestone cliffs burst up from the Tyrrhenian Sea as we sail along the coast of the small island of Capri. I lean over the railing, gazing into the water and instantly fall in love; rippling, shifting shades ranging from light turquoise to a deep iridescent, electric blue. With the wind coursing through my hair, and the refreshing salt spray kicking up...

From Seattle to Saving Sea Turtles in the Caribbean

From Seattle to Saving Sea Turtles in the Caribbean

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November 10, 2022

“I am a shorts and flip-flops girl through and through,” Laurie Carter admits laughing. Which is why she and her partner Greg Rankin love living in the Mexican Caribbean. Before, while living in Seattle with weeks of drab grey days in winter, her heart longed to return to the sunshine and warm turquoise waters of Cozumel, Mexico’s largest island.

What Do the Inflation Headlines Mean for Your Social Security?

What Do the Inflation Headlines Mean for Your Social Security?

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November 8, 2022

The inflation monster has risen with a vengeance these past two years! After some decades of minimal or no increase in year-over-year prices, we are suddenly experiencing inflation the likes of which we haven’t seen since the 1980s. So, this an excellent opportunity to examine how changing prices impact our Social Security.