Before my recent visit, I'd heard a lot about the "small-town" feel of Pedasí, Panama. You hear that about a lot of places...and I've gotten skeptical over the years.
From Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai in the mountainous north, to the white-sand beaches of the tourist hot spots in the south, Thailand has much to offer. After an initial visit, many travelers return for long-term stays, and some never leave.
One great thing about Mexico is its incredible diversity. In the 10 years I’ve made Mexico my home, I’ve lived in two very different cities and traveled to many more, all across the country.
In 2013, Lisa and Sam Chiodo, along with their two children, Carina and Luca, came to the tiny medieval hamlet of Borgata Malpertus, nestled at the foot of the Italian Alps, in search of a simple and affordable life.
You won’t find a lot of expats along the northern coast of Peru, but it’s probably only a matter of time before more people begin to discover the great weather, incredible cuisine, and low cost of living.
Meetings can be the bane of a writer’s existence. Or, they can actually help. I was privileged to experience the latter kind of meeting recently, just after our last International Living conference in Panama.
“What does the Trump administration—coupled with Republican control of Congress—mean for our Social Security benefits?”. That’s a question I’ve been getting a lot lately in one form or another.
Each year, the Trustees for the Social Security program peer out 75 years or more into the future to see how the program will fare. They compare projected income from taxes and interest on the Social Security Trust Fund with expenses—mostly benefit payments.
Ask anyone in the mountain town of Cotacachi, Ecuador, where to find the best homemade ice cream and they'll direct you straight to Coo Coo's Nest.
Chicago winters can be brutal. My wife, Leslie, and I endured 15 of them before I retired from my job as a speechwriter for the regional office of a federal agency in July 2016. We had just one retirement goal: to never be cold again.