Enjoy Low Costs and Low Rent in Portugal

Enjoy Low Costs and Low Rent in Portugal

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June 29, 2017

Internet research and guide books are useful for learning about new locales. But nothing compares to the experience of spending time in them. Sights like terracotta roofs topping white-washed cottages, aromas of fragrant wildflowers or your neighbor’s grilled chicken on an outdoor barbeque (churrasqueira), and the sounds of crashing ocean surf or the lilting trill of your local bird population are all characteristics of Portugal that you could never experience from reading a book.

Guanajuato Rentals…an Alternative to San Miguel de Allende

Guanajuato Rentals…an Alternative to San Miguel de Allende

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June 29, 2017

If you plan to spend time in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands and want to look beyond San Miguel de Allende, consider renting a property in Guanajuato, the state capital. This 16th-century Spanish-colonial city, a World Heritage site since 1988, is beautiful and lively, with a vibrant ambience.

A Great—and Affordable—Lifestyle in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

A Great—and Affordable—Lifestyle in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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June 29, 2017

San Miguel de Allende is arguably the best-known Spanish-colonial town in Mexico…and for good reason. It’s beautiful (and beautifully-preserved), it has great shopping for arts and crafts, fine dining, plenty of English-speaking locals, a huge expat community, and it’s relatively easy to reach.

Rent by the Italian Seaside for Less Than $400 a Month

Rent by the Italian Seaside for Less Than $400 a Month

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June 28, 2017

It might seem strange to say that I’m a beach person, having spent much of my adult life as a desert dweller. But every vacation during those years was to the ocean, because while I loved life in New Mexico, I craved the ocean and needed at least one week of soaking myself in salt water to regenerate.

Rent From $265 in the Orosi Valley, Costa Rica

Rent From $265 in the Orosi Valley, Costa Rica

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June 28, 2017

Day-Glo purple, tuscan yellow, lipstick red, and electric hues I don’t have names for—these are the colors that hug the roads of the Orosi Valley. They are housed in the stories-tall bougainvillea, pendent heliconias, and multi-shaped bromeliads that cover the region, owing to the year-round perfect climate.