The Joy of Accidental Discoveries When You Live Overseas

The Joy of Accidental Discoveries When You Live Overseas

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September 7, 2016

One of the most rewarding aspects of living in a foreign country is discovering something new. It lends a certain excitement to your life to know that every day might bring a new experience. I especially like it when you find something new when you weren’t looking and least expected it.

Sailing Across the World in Search of the Perfect Retirement Spot

Sailing Across the World in Search of the Perfect Retirement Spot

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September 2, 2016

We started our cruising life in our early 40s. My husband, Jim, dreamed of sailing to exotic places in search of the perfect retirement spot. But we lived in Colorado, a tad landlocked for ocean adventures. So we learned to sail small boats on mountain lakes. When we grew tired of doing figure eights, we began researching online for blue-water cruising boats, and formulated a plan.

Relaxed Day-to-Day Living on the Riviera Maya

Relaxed Day-to-Day Living on the Riviera Maya

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August 27, 2016

Unless I’m catching an early flight, I never need an alarm clock. The sun rising over the Caribbean is perfectly framed in my oversized bedroom window and delivers its warm, penetrating rays directly onto my face. I merely have to open my eyes for a spectacular view of the languid, aquamarine waters grooming the powder-white sands only yards away. As I finish my first cup of coffee, I peer around gently swaying coconut palms to watch large, pouch-billed Pelicans fold their wings and splash into the gentle surf capturing their bright, wriggling breakfasts.

The Best Beaches in Panama From a World Traveler’s Perspective

The Best Beaches in Panama From a World Traveler’s Perspective

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August 25, 2016

White sand beaches with bright green palms, ringed by turquoise waters… Glittering swirls of volcanic sand, slender white sea birds soaring above, and dramatic coastlines… Tiny islands that look like little pearls against a backdrop of deepest sapphire blue…