Explore Burma’s Undeveloped Splendor—Before the Masses

Explore Burma’s Undeveloped Splendor—Before the Masses

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July 15, 2013

For almost half a century, Burma—also called Myanmar—was ruled by an oppressive military regime. As a result, this sprawling southeast-Asian nation, renowned for its raw beauty, has remained relatively untouched by the globalized world—until now. With democratization under way following a recent political turnaround, Burma is opening up.

Travel in Croatia: The Corner of Europe That Time Forgot

Travel in Croatia: The Corner of Europe That Time Forgot

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June 30, 2013

As the ferry approaches Brac Island and Supetar, its toy-town “capital,” the blues fragment into shimmering greens and turquoises. In the harbor, the water is so crystal clear I can see fish. It’s like gazing into a magic mirror. Today, Croatia is pulling out all the stops. Trees froth with blossom, fields are speckled gold with wildflowers, and there’s the scent of summer in the air.

Nomad Retirement: How to Enjoy Your Retirement On the Road

Nomad Retirement: How to Enjoy Your Retirement On the Road

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May 15, 2013

At ages 67 and 72, we became senior nomads. We had taken stock of our lives and realized that we were happier on the road than anywhere else—and that becoming home-free would give us the flexibility we needed to experience life in other cultures. Since then, we’ve lived in nine countries, and we have no plans to stop until the wheels fall off!

Pirate Speak, Burgers and Blues? All in a Day’s Work

Pirate Speak, Burgers and Blues? All in a Day’s Work

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May 7, 2013

In 19th century New Zealand, I’m sure, speaking like that, I’d have been understood. After lengthy voyages, its early immigrant settlers were undoubtedly familiar with jackspeak—sea-faring slang. Not far from Auckland, the Riverhead is a historic tavern whose walls are adorned with bizarre nautical sayings. Most of those sayings have long vanished into the vault of forgotten phrases.

We Sold Our House to Roam the World

We Sold Our House to Roam the World

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April 27, 2013

My husband Tim and I are living proof that older people can learn plenty of new tricks. And our errors have been almost as much fun as our home runs. In 2011, we sold our comfortable California house, dumped the furniture, put our small treasures, art, and clothes in storage, and kissed our four daughters and seven grandchildren goodbye. At ages 67 and 72, respectively, we became senior nomads.

Visiting the Hot Springs of Arenal, Costa Rica

Visiting the Hot Springs of Arenal, Costa Rica

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April 9, 2013

If you’re ever in the Arenal region of Costa Rica there is one activity you have to make time for: a dip in one of the natural hot springs. Known locally as “aguas termales,” the 90 to 110 degree Fahrenheit waters are naturally heated by volcanic activity. In fact, most of the hot springs have a great view of the Arenal volcano from the pools.

The Best Sunsets in Costa Rica

The Best Sunsets in Costa Rica

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April 6, 2013

In my mind, there's nothing better than watching a sunset in a beautiful location, drink in hand. Fortunately, in my new home of Costa Rica, there's plenty of opportunity to do just that. There's 780 miles of Pacific coast--prime sunset-watching territory, as well as several spots inland that give you a great view.