Wine-Tasting, Markets, and Dinner Parties in Western Belize

Wine-Tasting, Markets, and Dinner Parties in Western Belize

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April 7, 2017

"I really like the people of Belize," says Ginny Ophof, who started visiting Belize after her mother moved to the Cayo District in 1977. "They have innate wisdom and empathy. They are tolerant and calm. Americans are better educated. But there's a lot they can learn from Belizeans." In 2007, Ginny moved to the Cayo, determined to spend quality time with her aging mom, who had just turned 85.

Online Coaching Funds My Dream Life in This Caribbean Paradise

Online Coaching Funds My Dream Life in This Caribbean Paradise

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April 6, 2017

For years, I dreamed about moving overseas to a tropical climate. I was drawn to the Caribbean beaches of Mexico, Panama, and Brazil...but every time I read an article about Belize, something inside me lit up. It reminded me of my childhood in south Florida. I imagined myself swinging idly in a hammock and taking long walks along the shore.

A Laidback Business by the Beach in Affordable, Caribbean Belize

A Laidback Business by the Beach in Affordable, Caribbean Belize

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April 5, 2017

David Diffendal is one of the many expats who came to the tropical peninsula of Placencia, Belize as a vacationer...but quickly recognized the business opportunities and quality of life on offer here...and stayed. "When I visited Placencia in 2014, I saw that there was a wealth of upscale restaurants, activities, and excursions in the village," says David.

Why You’ll Never Want to Leave David, Panama

Why You’ll Never Want to Leave David, Panama

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March 31, 2017

I always wanted to live in the tropics, and since moving to the city of David all my expectations have been surpassed. Besides the great weather, shopping, and services, David is a thriving modern city. Even though David has a population of over 164,000, it feels like a smaller town. Everything I need is within 10 to 15 minutes of where I live.

Low-Cost and Personal: The Truth about Healthcare in Ecuador

Low-Cost and Personal: The Truth about Healthcare in Ecuador

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March 31, 2017

Each morning Tennessee natives Bobby and Becca Vines are greeted by views of two stunning volcanoes. Small-town life in Cotacachi, Ecuador, is never dull, and the couple spends their days viewing international films, enjoying live music, and visiting with the locals.

4 Reasons Why Tamarindo is Costa Rica’s Best Surf Town

4 Reasons Why Tamarindo is Costa Rica’s Best Surf Town

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March 29, 2017

Surfers from all over the globe flock to Costa Rica each year, and it’s debatable among natives whether surfing or futbol (soccer) would be considered the most popular sport. While there are plenty of great surf spots in the land of Pura Vida, Tamarindo stands out from the crowd.