A New Life and No Worries in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A New Life and No Worries in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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July 12, 2016

"When I moved to Chiang Mai, I unearthed the rich and colorful life I thought was lost," says Pam Manning of her new life in Thailand. Chiang Mai is famous for being a town of artisans and Lanna (Northern Thai) culture. It's a place of flowers, temples, fruit, joyful festivals, and color is everywhere...velvety maroons, popping pinks...

Leisurely Living in a Caribbean Garden Paradise

Leisurely Living in a Caribbean Garden Paradise

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July 11, 2016

It’s another leisurely morning in paradise for Helen Murphy, as she strolls through the garden of her tropical-island home. She repots her plants and reorganizes her purple orchids. She has all the time in the world to spend, as she plants new seeds in her nursery and takes photos of the latest blooms to post online later.

Your Own Home in Bologna, Italy for $167,000

Your Own Home in Bologna, Italy for $167,000

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July 10, 2016

Cathy Pegolo loves cities with theaters, music, restaurants, and culture. And she has found all that and more in her new home of Bologna, Italy. Cathy’s Italian heritage inspired her to visit the “old country” and she and her husband, Paul, traveled widely in Italy before finally deciding to buy a place of their own there.

Visiting the “Dynamic Duo” of Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Visiting the “Dynamic Duo” of Costa Rica’s Central Valley

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July 9, 2016

There are many places in Costa Rica’s Central Valley where you can experience what the country is all about, maybe too many. When my wife and I have friends visit, we often have a hard time deciding what to show them. That being said, we always save one day for what I call the dynamic-duo of the Central Valley—Poas Volcano and La Paz Water Gardens. These two iconic destinations are close enough to each other to visit in the same day and they provide a wonderful experience.

Earn an Income in Mexico’s Prettiest Colonial Town

Earn an Income in Mexico’s Prettiest Colonial Town

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July 8, 2016

Expats and tourists from around the world are drawn to picturesque San Miguel de Allende for many reasons. Arguably Mexico's prettiest colonial town, San Miguel's narrow cobbled streets wind past colorful colonial houses and around corners to placid plazas where fountains play. The tall, ancient wooden doors of its colonial buildings open onto hallways that end in sunny patios, or onto rooms with high, beamed ceilings and worn tile floors. The historic center, el centro, has been beautifully renovated, with many of the colonial buildings converted into boutique hotels, restaurants, or shops.

City Living, White-Sand Beaches and Low Costs in Cebu City, Philippines

City Living, White-Sand Beaches and Low Costs in Cebu City, Philippines

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July 8, 2016

Sailing into the sunset to start a new life in a tropical paradise is the stuff of many retirees' dreams. However, sometimes the fear that they'll also be leaving behind First World amenities holds them back. But there's a place where you can forget those worries...Cebu City, on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, is that place.

Enjoying a Slower, More Fulfilled Life on This Affordable Caribbean Island

Enjoying a Slower, More Fulfilled Life on This Affordable Caribbean Island

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July 5, 2016

Diana Moore and Tim Nutley are thrilled to be living on a Caribbean island. “Our lifestyle now is ‘chillaxed’, as people here say. We are no longer working long hours and then trying to get everything done on the weekend,” says Diana. “We like living here for simple reasons. The atmosphere is awesome. No one is in a hurry. There are no automobiles here. We get around on bikes. So there’s no polluted air or road rage.”

Enjoy a Jet-Set, Luxury Lifestyle Without the Price Tag

Enjoy a Jet-Set, Luxury Lifestyle Without the Price Tag

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July 4, 2016

One of the truly great things I've discovered about living in Malaysia is that it's the perfect jumping off point for exploring some of the region's most stylish destinations. Whether you're in the mood for a mini-break in a bustling city like Bangkok or a beach retreat in Bali, you can get there quickly, cheaply, and in style.