In Pictures: Your New Home in Overlooked Italy For $63,700

In Pictures: Your New Home in Overlooked Italy For $63,700

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July 4, 2017

Italy is the land of ancient culture, magnificent landscapes, and delicious food. So how can you get that bella vita (beautiful life) without the crowds and high price tag? Though big hitters like Rome, Florence, Venice, and the gorgeous Tuscan countryside are well worth the visit, they may not be the best choice for those looking to escape to Italy affordably.

In Pictures: Costa Rica’s Wild Beaches and Pacific Views For Less Than $170,000

In Pictures: Costa Rica’s Wild Beaches and Pacific Views For Less Than $170,000

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June 18, 2017

I first visited Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast in 2005 on my honeymoon. Back then, it felt like a real adventure to get to what is officially known as the Southern Zone. The coastal highway was incomplete, with a long, bone-rattling section of rutted dirt and gravel. And the bridges looked like they might fall over in a stiff breeze.