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.
Colombia is now seen as a tourist destination and an investment haven. Whether you live in a metropolitan city or a small town, on the coast or in the mountains, life in Colombia is authentic, rewarding, and vibrant.
The houses here seem to sprout from the ground, a formidable mass of ancient stones, old timbers and terracotta tiles...Wood piles by the doors are a clue to the harsh winters but today the gardens are blooming and fruit begins to bud on lichen-covered trees..
In the winter of 2008 I was enjoying a bit of the dolce vita in Rome, Italy as part of what I'd told my friends and colleagues was a short-term "career break," but was actually my way of escaping the rat race in Southern California... and the real estate prices that seemed to be going sky high...
Living on the sunny Floridian coast, most people might think that Bob Normand was already made in the shade. Then he discovered Costa Rica, where the beaches were even more pristine, the living was even more relaxed, and the fishing was even better.
When a small inheritance came her way, Rachel Devlin was determined to make the most of it. Her plan? To buy an apartment in her favorite holiday spot: Chiang Mai, Thailand.
It was a recent trip to the state of Michoacán that truly impressed upon Ann the beauty to be found in Mexico. And, thanks to the affordability of the country, it was an unforgettable experience that didn't break the bank.
For Janette Sullivan and her husband, once they decided on a location, they knew there was no point in waiting to start their new lives in Ecuador. After a whirlwind tour of the country, they took the leap.