Quiet, Country Living in a Little-Known Part of Costa Rica

Quiet, Country Living in a Little-Known Part of Costa Rica

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September 27, 2016

As I drive east out of San Jose and its suburbs, the gridlock, gleaming shopping malls, and dense urban development of Costa Rica’s capital slowly melt away. Within 30 minutes I’ve found myself in the countryside, following a winding road that hugs a mountainside as it descends into the valley below.

Easy, Low-Cost Living on a Tropical Paradise Island in Thailand

Easy, Low-Cost Living on a Tropical Paradise Island in Thailand

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September 24, 2016

Turquoise waters lap the white-sand beach fringed with casuarina trees. There are no jet skis or banana boats here; just a few stand-up paddle boarders and a kayak or two. There’s not a beach lounger in sight, just some mats and towels strewn in the shade.