Escape the North American Winter: 6 Must-Visit Beaches in Costa Rica

Escape the North American Winter: 6 Must-Visit Beaches in Costa Rica

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October 14, 2016

The beaches of Costa Rica are world famous. They’re a major reason the country gets so many tourists each year—2.66 million in 2015, a new record. And why thousands of expats live on or near the beach…that laidback lifestyle is irresistible to many.

“Our Rent in Ireland is a Third of What We Paid in California”

“Our Rent in Ireland is a Third of What We Paid in California”

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October 14, 2016

Before moving to Ireland, my husband Joe and I knew we wanted to live an international lifestyle. But where? We researched all sorts of places: big cities, small towns, beaches, mountains, and deserts. The connection with my Irish ancestry finally became our turning point.

My Knee Surgery Cost $2,000 in Penang, Malaysia

My Knee Surgery Cost $2,000 in Penang, Malaysia

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October 5, 2016

When my wife Lisa and I moved to Penang, Malaysia, we decided to join The Penang Sports Club, a five-star facility boasting more lawn tennis courts than any other club in Malaysia. The tennis players there are all levels and ages—a few weeks ago I had a match with a gentleman who is 82. What I love about the club is that most evenings you can turn up on your own, register for a game, and find yourself playing with strangers who soon become friends. It’s incredibly social and we’ve been greeted warmly as new members.