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Good Value and Easy: Overlooked Lima

Good Value and Easy: Overlooked Lima

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December 5, 2018

Few tourists stay in Lima, Peru, for long. For most, the capital city is where you spend a few hours at the airport or bus terminal, waiting for your connection to more rural and picturesque parts of the country. The best-known temptations of this ancient land are farther south: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco, or the Spanish colonial city of Arequipa...

Renting in Costa Rica From $400 a Month

Renting in Costa Rica From $400 a Month

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November 23, 2018

Costa Rica is one of the most popular and well-known vacation, second-home, and retirement destinations for North Americans. Though a small country, Costa Rica’s regions offer a wide variety of climate, lifestyle, and landscape. And renting in Costa Rica is a great way to experience day-to-day life while looking for your own place under the tropical sun. Much of Costa Rica’s lush tropical forests and sun-splashed shoreline has been designated as national parkland or reserve. Costa Rica is rapidly approaching carbon-neutral status in energy production and emissions, and its health care system is one of the most affordable and highly rated in the world.

Living the High Life in Kuala Lumpur

Living the High Life in Kuala Lumpur

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November 23, 2018

“We were only planning to move to Kuala Lumpur for a year,” Sharla Thomason says. “But after six months, we loved it so much we decided to stay and sold our home in Houston.” That was a year-and-a-half ago, and Sharla, 72, and her husband Jim, 75, couldn’t be happier with their decision to move to this glittering jewel of a city in Malaysia. “We’ve never looked back,” says Jim...

Beach Bars and Sunset Cruises: A Typical Week in Placencia, Belize

Beach Bars and Sunset Cruises: A Typical Week in Placencia, Belize

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November 16, 2018

I have been living in Belize for about five years now. I made my home base in Placencia, a laidback community in the southern part of Belize. And I chose this spot for good reason. Placencia is known as the prettiest village in the country. It’s beautifully situated on a 16-mile peninsula that is mostly very skinny—in some places you can see the sparkling Caribbean on both sides of the one road into town...

Cordes-sur-Ciel: A Walk in the Clouds of French Wine Country

Cordes-sur-Ciel: A Walk in the Clouds of French Wine Country

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November 15, 2018

The village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in the south of France has a name that means “Rocky Heights in the Sky.” It earns that name from how it appears in spring and fall. At these times of year, a seasonal mist fills the valley below the village, giving it the impression of floating on a blanket of soft cotton...