A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

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August 21, 2017

As I write about my life here in Cancún, Mexico, it seems like a fairytale and yet, it's very real. The first thing I see every morning, even before getting out of bed, is a clear, unobstructed view of the shimmering, aquamarine Caribbean Sea...just beyond the pool.

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

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August 20, 2017

Playa Potrero is a small village on Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast, nestled nearly equidistant between the more popular tourist hubs of Playas del Coco and Playa Tamarindo. Potrero represents a growing, full-time expat community and real estate opportunities that still represent great value beach living.

“We’re Living Our Own Version of Paradise on Costa Rica’s Coast”

“We’re Living Our Own Version of Paradise on Costa Rica’s Coast”

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August 17, 2017

Lance and Mary Miller both grown up in small towns, he in Iowa and she in Maryland. "We appreciated the simplicity and intimacy of living in a small community," Mary says. Mary had been a nurse for many years and Lance had a career in the military and lived in several countries.

In Pictures: Find Great Value Just Outside Panama’s Second City

In Pictures: Find Great Value Just Outside Panama’s Second City

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August 15, 2017

David, the capital city of Panama's Chiriquí province, has a wide selection of housing choices throughout its bustling districts. But if you travel a little outside the city limits you'll discover a more relaxed environment—if that big city vibe isn't for you.

Panama City: Three Areas to Love and One to Leave

Panama City: Three Areas to Love and One to Leave

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August 14, 2017

Earlier this evening I walked across a plaza to meet a friend. There was an elegantly outfitted brass band playing for a group of dignitaries. The centuries-old Hotel Central—newly restored to its former glory—was the perfect backdrop. Locals hung out in the gazebo and on benches around the plaza, enjoying the impromptu show.

Video: Explore Panama’s Cool Crater Town Where You Can Rent From $575 a Month

Video: Explore Panama’s Cool Crater Town Where You Can Rent From $575 a Month

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August 12, 2017

I wake up to the sound of birds, the sun shining through the windows that line my bedroom. It has become my habit to get up and throw open the front door before doing anything else. All day long that door stays open, the terrace outside seamlessly flowing into the interior of my wood cabin.