In Pictures: 5 Reasons to Move to Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

In Pictures: 5 Reasons to Move to Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

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August 6, 2017

Located about three hours northwest of San José, Costa Rica's capital, the Arenal region has been drawing eco-minded travelers in search of opportunities in wildlife watching, jungle hiking, water sports, and other activities for decades. But in recent years it's become much more than a tourist destination, attracting an increasing number of expats interested in making permanent homes here. The area is dominated by the 33-square-mile Lake Arenal. Also, looming above the landscape at the east end of the lake, is the 5,479-foot Volcan Arenal, a cone-shaped volcano that is active but not dangerous

Dining Out: Penang Style

Dining Out: Penang Style

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July 28, 2017

The Malaysian island of Penang has had a colorful history. Settled by the Arabs and the British and later populated by large numbers of Chinese and Indians, all have left their mark. You can see their influences in the diversity of the local food-courts, a popular pick for hungry locals and tourists alike.

An Insider’s Guide to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

An Insider’s Guide to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

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July 26, 2017

Deep blue water stretching into the distance. Rocky coastlines where mountains push up against the sea. Terracotta rooftops cascading down bright green hills. Islands silhouetted by fiery sunsets. And fortresses dotted across the landscape, towering above the valleys on a hilltop or settled against the sea with holes in their walls for cannon fire.

Laidback Living…With a Wild Side in Dumaguete, Philippines

Laidback Living…With a Wild Side in Dumaguete, Philippines

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July 26, 2017

Right in the heart of the Philippines archipelago, on the Southwest corner of the island of Negros Oriental, lies Dumaguete. The name means to “snatch” and legend has it that pirates used to come to the island to abscond with not just the treasures of the land but all the beautiful unwed ladies living there.