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Put Some Magic in Your Life in Mexico

Put Some Magic in Your Life in Mexico

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September 6, 2018

My husband Barry and I love visiting different parts of Mexico, our second home. Every year we explore a different region…and we always search out that area’s pueblos magicos (magic towns). Pueblos Magicos is a government program to promote tourism in towns that offer natural beauty, cultural richness, archeology, folklore, history, cuisine, and the arts...

A Paradise Where Life is Carefree…and Healthcare Can Be Free Too

A Paradise Where Life is Carefree…and Healthcare Can Be Free Too

Paradise is what you make it…and for many people, their paradise is life in Belize.They can have the Caribbean Sea, palm trees, sea breeze…all the things that come with a tropical lifestyle, for a fraction of the cost of back home.They can have all the amenities in havens like Caye Caulker, San Ignacio, or San Pedro. Grocery stores with everything they need...

A Slower-Paced Life on La Isla Bonita for $2,000 a Month

A Slower-Paced Life on La Isla Bonita for $2,000 a Month

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August 26, 2018

After 28 years in the military, it was time to do something else. I’d had enough of the high pressure, busy, constantly changing lifestyle. It was timeto relax a bit. Originally from Boston, I wasn’t looking forward to shoveling snow again after spending the last decade or so in warm weather climates like San Diego and Florida, so I focused my search on Central and South America...

5 Reasons Slovenia Should Be On Your Bucket List

5 Reasons Slovenia Should Be On Your Bucket List

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August 24, 2018

Not enough people are talking about Slovenia.We’ve all heard of Italy—with its perfectly poised pizzas and its hilltop towns—and France—with its fancy cuisine and Medieval castles.But somehow this small Alpine country tucked away along the Italian and Austrian borders isn’t on as many people’s radar.Which is a shame...

Local Insight, Low-Key Charm and Cold Caipirinhas

Local Insight, Low-Key Charm and Cold Caipirinhas

Mention Portugal and you may think of the Age of Discovery or an endless coastline of craggy Atlantic beaches. Most people think, “Romantic, but probably beyond my budget.” Not so. Start in Lisbon to begin your love affair with Portugal—because that's exactly what it will be. On arrival, you'll find convenient transportation...

Swapping Hollywood for Happiness… And Rent of $400 a Month

Swapping Hollywood for Happiness… And Rent of $400 a Month

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August 18, 2018

Back in 2011, Sally Rice’s life was much different from today. Then, she was 55 years old, single, and living a chaotic lifestyle in Los Angeles. She’d spent 23 years as a costume designer in the movie industry, which sounds glamorous, but as she says, “Working 17 to 20 hours is stressful, and leaves little time for anything else”...