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...

Retire in Santiago, Chile: First-World Living For $2,550 a Month

Retire in Santiago, Chile: First-World Living For $2,550 a Month

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July 14, 2019

Chat with expats in Santiago and many will tell you how much they love the fact that it is a clean, modern city with an efficient public transportation system. Not needing a car is a great benefit to living in this vibrant metropolis. Spend a few days in the city and you will soon find out how true that is...

In Pictures: The Best of Off-the-Beaten-Track Bali

In Pictures: The Best of Off-the-Beaten-Track Bali

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July 13, 2019

Most expats in Bali live in the well-known resorts of Sanur, Ubud, Seminyak, and Canggu and these spots certainly have their advantages, being close to the airport and full of life. But if you’re after a quieter pace of life with less traffic and lower prices, here are three lovely, alternative places to consider for living in Bali...

Italy Without the Tourists: Five Getaways for Under $1,800 a Month

Italy Without the Tourists: Five Getaways for Under $1,800 a Month

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July 10, 2019

The Italian lifestyle is undeniably alluring. A nation that puts emphasis on good food, human interaction, and simple pleasures is definitely doing something right. The key is finding a location that is appealing and on the rise, but where properties are still at bargain prices and the rental market is not already saturated...