"What's Costa Rica like?" a friend asked me recently. We were sitting talking about some of our favorite places in the world. I didn't hesitate with my answer: "It's a tropical paradise."
Spending time abroad is one of the best ways to gain perspective on one's "home." That's why I own foreign real estate, and why I've spent a good chunk of my time working on my lovely seaside cottage south of Cape Town—a property I snapped up 20 years ago for about $15,000.
The U.S. dollar is flying. Right now, it will buy more of almost anything priced in foreign currencies—at least until those prices rise. The question on everyone's mind is what should I buy with my dollars to take advantage of this (impermanent) situation?
There are no dead-end trails in Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. They are all interconnected or circular. Can you guess why? I learned the answer the hard way back in 1986.
This year, the Mexican peso has hit new lows against the U.S. dollar. The exchange rate reached 20 pesos to the dollar this past summer, and has danced around that number ever since.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of buying income property overseas, there are many viable and tempting opportunities to be found across the globe. However, I believe that one opportunity far outweighs all the rest and here’s why.
Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a much-loved tourist destination. Hotspots like Cancún—with its all-inclusive resorts, shopping, and nightlife—and the chic and sophisticated Playa del Carmen to the south, are popular with visitors from around the world.
Year round, the flowers are in bloom, the birds serenade you with their songs, while the sun rises and sets at the same time every day...it's no wonder that Medellin is nicknamed The City of Eternal Spring.
Life can be strange. One minute my husband Bryan and I are working the 9-to-5 routine, and the next we are looking at our future overseas. We sold everything we had, and off we went. Now we live in the capital of the Colombian coffee region, Pereira.
Just a few weeks ago, my wife and I were sitting in La Cabaña de Leo, enjoying lunch in the bamboo and thatch restaurant on a beautiful white-sand beach. The first course was a thick shrimp soup, made with crushed peanuts.