Lake Bracciano – Central Italy’s Appealing Lake District

Lake Bracciano – Central Italy’s Appealing Lake District

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April 28, 2019

Mention Italy’s Lake District and most people will think of the northern glacial lakes—Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, and of course Lake Como. Their glitzy reputation as a playground for the rich and famous draws lots of visitors, especially in the summer months...

The 6 Best Places to Visit in Eastern Europe This Summer

The 6 Best Places to Visit in Eastern Europe This Summer

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April 27, 2019

Do you want to hike among soaring peaks in a remote national park this summer? Maybe you want to explore the same crooked cobblestone streets that ancient kings walked before you. Or, maybe, you just want to relax, floating on a shimmering blue lake while your worries float away along with you...

Is Ecuador Safe?

Is Ecuador Safe?

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April 26, 2019

Is Ecuador safe? This is a question we get a lot from International Living readers. We've asked our Ecuador correspondents Donna Stiteler (Cuenca) and Jim Santos (Salinas) to answer some of our readers' questions regarding safety in Ecuador. Here's what they said...

Living Comfortably in Ecuador on $1,100 a Month

Living Comfortably in Ecuador on $1,100 a Month

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April 21, 2019

My journey to overseas retirement started about 10 years prior to actually retiring. Although I have traveled a fair amount both domestically and internationally for work and pleasure over the years, I never thought much about retiring abroad. I tried living in some nice retirement communities in Florida and Arizona but found that lifestyle a bit limiting....

Ecuador Coastal Itinerary: Driving the E15, Ecuador’s “Ruta del Sol”

Ecuador Coastal Itinerary: Driving the E15, Ecuador’s “Ruta del Sol”

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April 20, 2019

Under the leadership of former President Rafael Correa, the Ecuadorean government created the new coastal highway called the Ruta del Sol, or in English, the Route of the Sun. Thanks to that Herculean effort, we can now drive the entire coastline northward from Ecuador’s “Miami Beach,”

Five Places to Live in Belize; Two to Avoid

Five Places to Live in Belize; Two to Avoid

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April 18, 2019

The English-speaking country of Belize has a lot going for it. For a tiny country, it packs a big wallop when it comes to charm and scenery. For the would-be expat—especially if you're looking for real value—there are many areas deserving of your attention. Places where you can live the laidback, Caribbean lifestyle of your dreams.