Grocery Shopping in Ecuador: What’s it Really Like?

Grocery Shopping in Ecuador: What’s it Really Like?

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June 27, 2019

A lot of people write about Ecuador’s open-air markets and the vast array of fresh foods the year-round growing season produces. What I wanted to know before I moved here, though, was what the grocery stores were like—especially the differences, because that is what is most interesting...

In Pictures: The Best of Mediterranean Malta

In Pictures: The Best of Mediterranean Malta

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June 26, 2019

The Mediterranean Sea, a warm and sunny climate, a peaceful lifestyle waiting to be lived…where are we talking about? The answer might surprise you…it's Malta. Anchored almost in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles from the Italian island of Sicily, Malta isn’t a mainstream destination for North American tourists.

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

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June 25, 2019

There is a magical undercurrent that pervades Portugal, a sense of a carefully preserved past. Golden beaches with sparkling clean waters line the western and southern coastlines. Flower-filled meadows stretch toward sloping hills, then rise to mountain bluffs crowned by a 12th-century castle...

10 Things To Do In Italy…for that Uniquely Italian Experience

10 Things To Do In Italy…for that Uniquely Italian Experience

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June 19, 2019

Italy offers endless sights and historical attractions; I could list a hundred just in Rome alone. There’s so much to see no matter where you go. But part of the pleasure of “la dolce vita” is combining sightseeing, with unique only-in-Italy experiences. Here’s my 10 things to do...

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

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June 18, 2019

“I came here on vacation and quickly realized this is where I needed to be,” says Kathy Pow. She lives in Cabarete, a small beach town on the Dominican Republic’s north coast. With two international airports nearby, in Puerto Plata and Santiago de los Caballeros, it’s fairly easy to get to and from North America...