There have been a few points in Grace Torreggiani’s life when she had the very tangible option to pick up from Italy and go home to British Columbia, Canada, but something always made her stay. Over a cup of cappuccino, she tells me why Florence has remained her home for the past 34 years. “Italians Read more...: After 34 Years in Italy, I’m Still Euphoric to Be Here
Lisa and Eddy Koplin were not planning on starting a travel consultant business when they moved to Lima, Peru as missionaries back in 2010. “We just started this business on a kind of a whim,” says Lisa. “We bought a van…and we thought we could use it in the ministry, and that it would pay for itself if we used it for some little jobs on the side.”
Tomorrow is feria day in our Uruguay beach town. My wife, Lisa, and I will wander the closed-off street of over a hundred vendor stalls, hear “Hola vecino” from the sellers, meet friends, and pick up fresh fruits and cheese from local farms, homemade jams, and more. Maybe even some clothes, hardware, or the electronic Read more...: A Laidback South American Life…Fueled by My Travel Blog
For nomads like my wife Cristina and I, answers to questions like, “Where are you from?” are complicated. We recently moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico via Costa Rica, but we’re from California via the Midwest.
It's not uncommon for travelers to fall in love with Italy on their first trip, but Matthew Daub took "love at first sight" to a new level: he was smitten before he'd even made it out of the airport.
It’s September...the perfect time to visit Paris. I land at Charles de Gaulle airport and take a taxi to my apartment rental in the 11th arrondissement (district). I haul my luggage up the narrow curvy stairs. Inside, I delight at the hammock and views onto the small square below.
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, is a funky little beach-town, made up of a perfect horseshoe bay and 21 beaches. It’s a small, colorful city with a ton of things to see and do. Stroll through the streets and you’ll see surf shops, beach ware stores, little mom ‘n pop convenience stores, real estate offices, Read more...: We Have Back-to-Nature Living with the Perks of the City in Nicaragua
Away from the two-lane highways, and paved city streets, I’ve discovered that the best hidden treasures in Costa Rica are found when you go “off road.”...
Moving to the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley has allowed Maureen Santucci, 55, to do what she loves while surrounded by rich farmland bordered by towering mountains...
I never imagined that life would coax me into living in the hot, tropical jungles of Costa Rica. My first visit to Costa Rica was on a whim, after being temporarily laid off from my marketing job in Kentucky.