5 Things That Still Make Me Smile in Penang, Malaysia

5 Things That Still Make Me Smile in Penang, Malaysia

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August 31, 2016

After living in Penang for over six years you’d think that I might be a little blasé about everything that blew me away when I first arrived. But that’s not the case. Things that pleasantly surprised me then, still manage to make me smile now. And when they happen I remember why I moved here.

Rent on This Quiet, Laidback Caribbean Island From $600 a Month

Rent on This Quiet, Laidback Caribbean Island From $600 a Month

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August 31, 2016

Walking along Caye Caulker’s coastline, wherever you look the scenery is pleasing to the eye. Along the village’s front street, an expansive soft-sand beach extends towards the multi-hued aquamarine sea. The sea breeze ruffles the plentiful coconut palm fronds and cools your skin.

“Our Cost of Living in Panama is Half What it was in California”

“Our Cost of Living in Panama is Half What it was in California”

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August 29, 2016

When Fred and Linda Gruenert took off their military uniforms for the last time and decided to retire, they soon realized that their California lifestyle was too pricey. Linda served over 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a journalist, half active duty and half as a reservist.

Relaxed Day-to-Day Living on the Riviera Maya

Relaxed Day-to-Day Living on the Riviera Maya

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August 27, 2016

Unless I’m catching an early flight, I never need an alarm clock. The sun rising over the Caribbean is perfectly framed in my oversized bedroom window and delivers its warm, penetrating rays directly onto my face. I merely have to open my eyes for a spectacular view of the languid, aquamarine waters grooming the powder-white sands only yards away. As I finish my first cup of coffee, I peer around gently swaying coconut palms to watch large, pouch-billed Pelicans fold their wings and splash into the gentle surf capturing their bright, wriggling breakfasts.

The Best Beaches in Panama From a World Traveler’s Perspective

The Best Beaches in Panama From a World Traveler’s Perspective

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August 25, 2016

White sand beaches with bright green palms, ringed by turquoise waters… Glittering swirls of volcanic sand, slender white sea birds soaring above, and dramatic coastlines… Tiny islands that look like little pearls against a backdrop of deepest sapphire blue…