9 Countries Around the World Creating Community During the Pandemic

9 Countries Around the World Creating Community During the Pandemic

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May 6, 2020

The global pandemic is uniting communities around the world in some unique and astounding ways, including communities of expats living and retiring abroad. We’ve been following the experiences of our editors and correspondents as they deal with the pandemic as part of their adopted communities...

5 Best Beaches in Bali

5 Best Beaches in Bali

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May 4, 2020

The beaches are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Bali life; most have sun lounges for hire, so you can relax with a good book in-between a cooling ocean dip. Whilst many have soft white sand, there are also many featuring striking black sand around the northern and western coastal areas...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Italy During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Italy During Lockdown?

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May 1, 2020

Italy has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as everyone has seen on the news. It arrived silently and took the country by surprise—and by storm. The information on the virus was still scarce and leaders took a wait-and-see approach at first, convinced the few cases would be contained...

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

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

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April 30, 2020

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...

In Photos: The Top 5 Beaches in Costa Rica

In Photos: The Top 5 Beaches in Costa Rica

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April 27, 2020

When you dream of a vacation (or living) in the tropics, often the first thing you imagine is the coastline. Long sandy stretches of palms swaying in the sea breezes. The waves gently lapping the shore. Playing in the surf or donning a mask and exploring the colorful submerged world. Yes, it is easy to talk about beaches, but it is...