A Tale of Two Perfect-Weather Havens in Ecuador’s Andes

A Tale of Two Perfect-Weather Havens in Ecuador’s Andes

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October 20, 2016

"I love walking along the Tomebamba River," says Janda Grove. "I think it's one of the nicest things about Cuenca." Boasting romantic 18th-century architecture, and a rich artistic and cultural tradition, the colonial city of Cuenca is set high in Ecuador's Andes Mountains.

“When I Grow Up and Retire, I Want to be an Old Irish Guy”

“When I Grow Up and Retire, I Want to be an Old Irish Guy”

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October 18, 2016

I just returned from a few weeks in Ireland with a major problem. Now I want to retire there. Why is that a problem? I’ll explain. Since we were in Ireland on business anyway, my wife and I decided to take a few extra days to explore parts of the island we hadn’t yet seen.

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

“Our Rent in Ireland is a Third 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.

Why Staying in Touch From Overseas is Easier Than Ever

Why Staying in Touch From Overseas is Easier Than Ever

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October 13, 2016

When my wife and I moved abroad in 2001, there was a new technology called Instant Messaging. If you had a really good internet connection (which at the time was a dial-up connection…remember that?) you could type a message to someone, send it off, and a bit later actually receive an answering message.

The Best Way to Choose Your Personal Overseas Paradise

The Best Way to Choose Your Personal Overseas Paradise

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October 10, 2016

In one sense, it’s a small world…instantaneous communication has made news and events from any corner of the globe instantly available to anyone with an internet connection. But in another sense, the world is still a big, big place…especially when you’re trying to decide where to live and retire.