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I Embraced a Different Kind of Life in Low-Cost Loja, Ecuador

I Embraced a Different Kind of Life in Low-Cost Loja, Ecuador

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April 22, 2017

I moved to Ecuador not knowing the language. What’s more, I moved to Loja, a city with very few expats, where most locals don’t speak English. Surrounded by a language I didn’t know, I felt a little like a deer in the headlights at first. Moving to Loja is a jump-into-the-deep-end, sink-or-swim kind of expat experience…and I loved it.

I Could Never Afford This “Private Beach” Paradise in the U.S.

I Could Never Afford This “Private Beach” Paradise in the U.S.

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April 18, 2017

My wife, Heidi, and I moved to Ecuador from Utah just over a year ago. We wanted to swap the regular routine back home for a more stimulating, affordable lifestyle. We first lived in the beach community of Bahia de Caraquez but moved to the temperate mountain city of Cuenca last April.

In Photos: Healthy Eating for Less in Cuenca’s Local Markets

In Photos: Healthy Eating for Less in Cuenca’s Local Markets

Ever since I retired and moved to Cuenca nearly three years ago, the low cost of food and groceries continues to be a favorite topic in the expat community here. But, this lazy cook wanted to know for sure—can a shopper really get fresh foods and also save dough?

Live the Good Life in Undiscovered Italy For $1,600 a Month

Live the Good Life in Undiscovered Italy For $1,600 a Month

Sitting at a cliff-side table overlooking the white-washed old town of Polignano a Mare, my husband Bryan and I marvel at how it manages to stay on its rock and not slide into the water below. The remnants of our delicious, fresh seafood lunch are being cleared away as we catch movement on the opposite cliff and turn our heads back toward town.

The Best of Easy Caribbean Island Living For $2,000 a Month

The Best of Easy Caribbean Island Living For $2,000 a Month

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April 10, 2017

The sky is blue with just a few clouds on the horizon, and the sun is high above me. But the constant sea breeze keeps things comfortable. This section of the Caribbean island of Roatán is all jungle-covered hills dotted with houses, sloping down to vivid turquoise water.