You’ve already heard about the French Riviera and those beautiful places like Cannes or Nice. And you’ll know about Provence, which also carries a premium because of its pleasing Mediterranean climate and natural beauty. But I’m talking about the “other” South of France...
The hodgepodge of flavors you'll find in Palermo's many markets speaks to the many cultures that have occupied the city over the millennia...Phoenicians traders, the Carthaginians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians, the French, and the Aragonese, to name a few.
Almost everyone who has searched for good real estate deals knows the formula “location, location, location,” but for those coming to Cotacachi, the mantra is more “affordability, affordability, affordability.”
I knew Ipoh had an old town, some of it restored, but the internet was scant on details. So I took a trip...and there I was drinking snow beer. The real estate I viewed wasn't super exciting but I did come across a "ghost bargain."
A live-in maid or nanny, it turns out, is normal for many Latin families. For foreigners, like myself, it's not really the norm. That's not the only difference you'll come across with homes in Latin America...
Our anniversary comes the day after the biggest summer holiday, called Ferragosto, which makes it difficult to find anywhere to celebrate that isn't already crowded. With that and the summer heat, we knew we couldn't stay in the city.
When 60-year-old New York real estate finance executive Will Traylor and Joseph Wisniewski, 54, a former public-school teacher, traveled to Portugal last December, they discovered what they were looking for. Nine months later the couple arrived in Santa Luzia, moved into their fully furnished townhouse, and are now living their dream.
If you've never heard of Caye Caulker, it's a very small island near Belize City, in the Gulf of Mexico. A haven for divers and snorkellers due to its proximity to the Barrier Reef, you can actually see the waves breaking on the reef on the horizon. A feast for the eyes, this small island offers stunning views, tropical sea life, snorkeling...
Seeking a new thrill? Try sampling amazing fruits that are rare in northern climes. Try fresh lychee (looks like a hairy red insect before peeling), papaya, star fruit, and jocote (a cashew relative, but nothing like a nut).
One freebie always on offer in Panama is a glorious beach day. It costs nothing to lay your towel out on the smooth white sand and lose yourself in the therapeutic sound of crashing waves, while the bright sun washes over you.