24 Hours in St. Petersburg, Russia

24 Hours in St. Petersburg, Russia

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August 29, 2019

With just 24 hours in one of the truly great cities of Europe, why waste it on a dull breakfast? So, let’s start at Teremok, a Russian fast-food chain that doesn’t taste like fast food. Teremok serves up freshly made Russian breakfast staples—porridge and pancakes. But we’re not talking simple, tasteless porridge and pancakes...

Traveling by Bus in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Traveling by Bus in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

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August 28, 2019

Within the Riviera Maya traveling by bus is especially easy. This designated stretch of roughly 22 miles from just south of Cancun to south of Tulum is linked by a single highway or carretera. Taxis, buses, and the shared vans called collectivos, make it easy to get around. The buses are comfortably modern, air-conditioned, and equipped with WiFi...

3 Places for a Tropical Beachfront Retirement Outside the Hurricane Zone

3 Places for a Tropical Beachfront Retirement Outside the Hurricane Zone

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August 28, 2019

Mention the word “tropical” and most people will think of turquoise-blue waters and powder-white beaches. But one downside of a tropical retirement can be the threat of hurricanes. But there are many idyllic retirement havens where savvy retirees can get all the pleasures of life...

On the Verge of a Tipping Point: Why You Should Consider Belize Today

On the Verge of a Tipping Point: Why You Should Consider Belize Today

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August 27, 2019

Belize’s charm is hard to put into words, but the best description might include the phrase “rustic paradise.” This is a barefoot nirvana, where you can hitch a ride on a skiff with a local fisherman for a day, then walk into a restaurant and have them cook your catch for you...

4 Coastal Cities in Croatia Perfect for Part-Time European Living

4 Coastal Cities in Croatia Perfect for Part-Time European Living

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August 25, 2019

Based on the idea that Croatia could make a good part-time retirement destination, I’ve singled out four coastal cities that would make ideal hubs for exploring Europe: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Pula. Here, you can take advantage of well-developed transportation networks and urban amenities such as hospitals and shops...

Rayong: One of Thailand’s Most Affluent Provinces

Rayong: One of Thailand’s Most Affluent Provinces

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August 23, 2019

If you live in Rayong, you get used to these easy beach excursions. What else are you here for? A liveable little town, on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Rayong is ideal if you don’t require too much excitement. It straddles its fishing village past and its inevitable growth as one of Thailand’s most affluent provinces...