The History, Beaches, and Bistros of Budva, Montenegro

The History, Beaches, and Bistros of Budva, Montenegro

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July 2, 2020

Budva is famous for its beaches. This city in Montenegro features a beach that is about a mile long and attracts thousands of visitors a year. However, Budva is far more than a sun and sea destination. The area has a history dating back at least 2,400 years to the ancient Greeks. It also has a thriving informal dining scene...

Italy Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern Italy

Italy Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern Italy

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July 1, 2020

When my husband, Keith and I were invited to a wedding on the beach in Puglia, Italy—Margherita di Savoia, to be exact—we decided to make a road trip out of it. Our trip was an ambitious undertaking, including travel from Portugal, through Spain and France, visiting 23 cities in 21 days. But my aim is not to exhaust but entice you to explore...

Things to Do in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Things to Do in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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June 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...

A Riviera Retirement: 5 Reasons Why This Expat Hotspot Is Worthy Of Your Attention

A Riviera Retirement: 5 Reasons Why This Expat Hotspot Is Worthy Of Your Attention

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June 28, 2020

Tired of the rat race north of the border? Looking for a slower-paced life where the only winter shovel you’ll need is for building sandcastles? Hoping to stretch your dollar a little further than you do today? Yes. Yes. And yes. All are good reasons to consider the Riviera Maya as a potential retirement destination...

Georgia: Wine, Culture, and Hiking in the Heart of the Caucasus

Georgia: Wine, Culture, and Hiking in the Heart of the Caucasus

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June 26, 2020

In recent years, outsiders of a different sort have been flocking to Georgia, enticed by the country’s ancient winemaking tradition, its soaring mountains, and its rich culture—itself a product of Georgia’s Europe-meets-Asia geography. Also appealing: a free 365-day tourist visa on arrival for Americans and Canadians...