The seaside city of Valparaíso, Chile has historically been the major port linking the country to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In 2003, it was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. With its bohemian vibe and vast hills, the city has inspired poetry and writings by the likes of Pablo Neruda and others.
On Spain's north coast you will find one of its most beautiful cities, Santander. It boasts natural wonders, graceful mansions, and iconic palatial architecture. This capital of the Cantabria province used to be called “Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium” during the Roman colony of Portus Victoriae. The Romans established a famous harbor in the city...
Quepos is that sort of gritty waterfront town where you expect to see Humphrey Bogart walking along the street in a captain’s hat and khakis, carrying a sea bag and a marlin gaff. Fishing is what you do here, whether it’s pulling in yellowfin tuna with a hand line off the side of a 20-foot open boat or trolling for billfish in a deluxe fighting chair...
Cotacachi, in the Imbabura province, is getting the lion’s share of expat attention these days. Many, especially those of retirement age, are finding their way here to enjoy the perfect weather, beautiful scenery, low cost of living, and especially the tranquil, slow-paced small-town lifestyle. Like Otavalo and many other villages in this part of Ecuador, Read more...: Cotacachi, Ecuador
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Spanning three bodies of water and featuring well over 100 inhabited islands, Greece offers stunning variety when it comes to beach-dwelling options. From the Ionian Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, you could spend years island hopping and exploring without ever getting bored.
Although less developed than its Mediterranean neighbors, Corsica is known for its world-class seaside resorts and spa retreats. Towns like Calvi, Porto Vecchio, Propriano, and Bonifacio offer the promise of spectacular vistas, luxury accommodation, and first-rate French cuisine.
Near the northern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, about 22 miles south of the Gulf of Mexico, lies the regal colonial city of Merida. This beautiful, vibrant city of some one million people offers culture, sports, modern infrastructure, world-class affordable medical care, and handy access to the...
When traveling to a new place, planning the trip can be a hassle. The biggest question is always: when is the best time to go? You have a list of things you want to make sure you see and do on your trip, but you want to try and find the best time of year to do it. That's why I've put together this overview of the best times to visit Germany.
If you’re looking for inexpensive cosmopolitan living—but with many of the conveniences you’d expect in San Francisco, Miami, or any other major First-World city—you owe it to yourself to take a serious look at Panama City. Panama City boasts a skyline of skyscrapers, modern office buildings, condo complexes and hotels of shining glass and steel, Read more...: Panama City