I have eaten my way around the world spending as little as $5 day on food—in Mexico...Barcelona...even Paris. If you follow a few simple tricks you can save a fortune on your daily expenses and get a real taste of the local culture.
For many expats, renting may be a better option than buying when looking for your dream home in Ecuador. For example, you may not be sure about where to settle, and want the flexibility that renting affords.
I'd heard what people said about Salinas before I visited. "It kind of looks like Ecuador's version of Miami." I didn't take much notice of it. After all, how could a little beach city in Ecuador, almost 2,000 miles away from Florida, look anything like Miami?
Imagine waking up in your mountaintop paradise to the fog rolling in from the ocean, watching the sun rise and set with all the vibrant colors of the rainbow, and eagles circling the cobalt blue sky above you, while you enjoy the serenity of your new home.
I admit it. I'm a country girl at heart and sometimes the call of the green acres of the countryside draws me to the outskirts of Cuenca, Ecuador. I can enjoy the scent of pine trees; the sapphire-blue skies that melt into darkness with the sun setting over the Andes Mountains, and gaze up at the stars.
When I first went to Fiji, I was a little ambivalent about it. I was part of a group of travel agents on an educational trip sent there to check it out for clients back home. We spent most of the time in Denarau, visiting the popular tourist resorts.
This morning, I woke up to a payment of $3,500. Of course, not every day is payday, but when they happen a few times a month, it makes for a happy checking account. Just a few years ago, owning a vacation rental wasn't easy.
Whenever we arrive at our own tropical paradise, we look forward to the first morning when our lack-of-schedule beach routine starts. My wife, Brenda, and I take an early-morning stroll down the main thoroughfare.
My home is close to the beach town of San Juan del Sur. But if you’re looking for your own bargain property in Nicaragua right now, nowhere offers more choice of lifestyles and more appealing bargains than the area I recently scouted, around the northern colonial city of León.
You might not be familiar with the little beach town of Las Terrenas on the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic. That's understandable. For a long time, it stayed off the radar of most North Americans.