Our anniversary comes the day after the biggest summer holiday, called Ferragosto, which makes it difficult to find anywhere to celebrate that isn't already crowded. With that and the summer heat, we knew we couldn't stay in the city.
When 60-year-old New York real estate finance executive Will Traylor and Joseph Wisniewski, 54, a former public-school teacher, traveled to Portugal last December, they discovered what they were looking for. Nine months later the couple arrived in Santa Luzia, moved into their fully furnished townhouse, and are now living their dream.
If you've never heard of Caye Caulker, it's a very small island near Belize City, in the Gulf of Mexico. A haven for divers and snorkellers due to its proximity to the Barrier Reef, you can actually see the waves breaking on the reef on the horizon. A feast for the eyes, this small island offers stunning views, tropical sea life, snorkeling...
Seeking a new thrill? Try sampling amazing fruits that are rare in northern climes. Try fresh lychee (looks like a hairy red insect before peeling), papaya, star fruit, and jocote (a cashew relative, but nothing like a nut).
One freebie always on offer in Panama is a glorious beach day. It costs nothing to lay your towel out on the smooth white sand and lose yourself in the therapeutic sound of crashing waves, while the bright sun washes over you.
Whether a casual visitor or a permanent resident, Sanary-sur-Mer provides the best of Southern France living in one of the most picturesque settings on the Côte d'Azur.
The other day I received a Facebook message from a friend back in the U.S. asking me how my summer was. I had to stop and think for a moment...it´s the end of summer?
We turned off the highway by Modena and followed the river through the forest. Switchback roads led up into the remote Apennine mountains. This range runs the length of Italy—a jagged zipper on the boot-shaped country that cuts it in half—from Piemonte to Sicily.
Ahh, Belize... just saying the word makes me smile. Palm trees swaying in the wind, azure sea, endless sky, parrots, fresh pineapple...and no shoes. I had become intrigued with this small central American country after reading articles...
I always run comps on any potential property I come across—to see if it is really a steal or an over-priced rip off. It takes a little more legwork but it's still easy to do. Here are my top tips.