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Mallorca: Mediterranean Island Life at Half the Cost of the Caribbean

Mallorca: Mediterranean Island Life at Half the Cost of the Caribbean

When I first started learning Spanish, I could only speak in metaphors. I sat with my now-fiancée on a 1,000-year-old facade outside the Port of Valldemossa, while we watched the sun set over the Mediterranean. “I don’t want to get off this train,” I told her. I knew the vocabulary for trains because that’s how I got around...

Video: A Fully Furnished Rental for $800 a Month—Bills Included

Video: A Fully Furnished Rental for $800 a Month—Bills Included

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April 1, 2022

My husband David and I are renting a one-bedroom house in the Los Arcos area, with a full view of the 18th-century aqueduct that stretches from the hills in the east to the center of town. We pay $800 a month for our one-bedroom duplex, which is fully furnished and includes all utilities and the occasional homemade dinner that our landlord brings to us (he's awesome!).

A Dream Retirement in France…Panama…and Beyond…

A Dream Retirement in France…Panama…and Beyond…

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February 17, 2022

Former lawyers by trade, the Arbeits are enjoying a later life adventure which seems tailor-made for a Hollywood movie. The couple are dividing their golden years between three world-class suitors: France, Panama, and New York. Each year, in late August, Robert and Wendy arrive at their home-away-from-home in Montfort, France.

Our Panama Dream Home: A Safe Village, a Nearby Beach, and No Mortgage

Our Panama Dream Home: A Safe Village, a Nearby Beach, and No Mortgage

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February 5, 2022

Pedasí is a small and very safe beach village located on the Azuero Peninsula, about 220 miles from Panama City. It’s home to around 300 expats. Within a few miles of the town center there are three beautiful and mostly deserted beaches. There are few homes; no pay to park your car lots, and you can enjoy miles of pristine beaches for long walks...