Panama City’s Big Birthday: 500 Years of Growth

Panama City’s Big Birthday: 500 Years of Growth

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September 28, 2019

On August 15, 2019, La ciudad de Panamá—the Pacific Coast’s oldest conquistador settlement—celebrated its 500th anniversary. (That makes it older than even St. Augustine, Florida, the first such settlement in the continental U.S., est. 1565.) Panama City, a cosmopolitan capital on the Bay of Panama has long stood as a testament...

Varna: A Balkan Gem on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria

Varna: A Balkan Gem on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria

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September 26, 2019

Settled by the ancient Thracians, then by the Greeks and Romans from the 7th century B.C., Varna, on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, has seen countless conquerors. Nowadays, this Balkan gem is mostly known as the maritime capital of Bulgaria, and for its golden sandy beaches and warm summers...

Rovinj: Croatia’s Lesser-Known Coastal Hideaway

Rovinj: Croatia’s Lesser-Known Coastal Hideaway

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September 25, 2019

Rovinj (pronounced Roveen by the locals) is a small, picturesque fishing port situated along the western coast of the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia’s north. Although it feels thoroughly relaxed and far removed from the bustle of better-known destinations, it’s quite accessible to popular European hotspots: both Venice and Ljubljana...

10 Foods You Must Try in Parma, Italy

10 Foods You Must Try in Parma, Italy

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September 22, 2019

One of the joys of eating in Parma is the constant sense of surprise and discovery, even when you’re ordering foods you’ve known (or think you’ve known) since childhood. You’ll find that here, even the most familiar-sounding cheeses are richer and more flavorful, made with pure, fresh ingredients using processes that date back centuries...

Surfing in Indonesia: The Best Places to Visit

Surfing in Indonesia: The Best Places to Visit

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September 18, 2019

Indonesia is a nation comprising over 18,000 islands, and is known for its array of beaches, many of which are ideal surf havens. Each year surfers from all over the world flock to the islands in search of the perfect wave and an idyllic holiday. One of the benefits of surfing in Indonesia is the amazing number of world-class surf breaks...

Live Richer, Spend Less – International Living’s Guide to Retiring Overseas

Live Richer, Spend Less – International Living’s Guide to Retiring Overseas

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September 17, 2019

In the book, you’ll gain the practical tools you need to help you see why a life abroad can make so much sense. You’ll be able to make rational decisions and understand if the overseas lifestyle is really for you—and if it is, the best way to go about it…to find a good fit, given your interests, priorities, budget, and dreams…

3 Towns I Love Near Medellín, Colombia – Guatapé, Jericó, and Jardín

3 Towns I Love Near Medellín, Colombia – Guatapé, Jericó, and Jardín

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September 15, 2019

Medellín, the world-famous capital of Colombia's coffee-growing region, is a justly popular tourist destination. But if you visit just the city itself without exploring the smaller towns nearby, you’re missing out on a treat. The charm, beauty, and friendliness of the locals are even more evident in these three towns...