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Rent for $350 a Month in Beautiful, Cultured León

Rent for $350 a Month in Beautiful, Cultured León

Imagine searching for a place to retire for over a year and practically tripping over a top contender—filled with a stately grace, colorful cobblestoned streets, delightful garden cafés, and ancient churches at every turn—and then discovering it comes all wrapped up in an affordable package.

We’re Living a Grand Adventure in Granada, Nicaragua

We’re Living a Grand Adventure in Granada, Nicaragua

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July 12, 2017

Our decision to move to Nicaragua was never about moving away from the U.S. Rather, it was more about taking a leap of faith and living a grand adventure. My husband, Scott, and I had both traveled internationally prior to meeting and really liked the idea of continuing to enrich our lives through travel.

In Pictures: A Pristine Lakefront Home in Costa Rica For $175,000

In Pictures: A Pristine Lakefront Home in Costa Rica For $175,000

In the U.S., something as beautiful as Lake Arenal would have a shoreline clogged with resorts and marinas and waters churned up by powerboats and jet skis. But in Costa Rica, this region retains its traditional agricultural heritage and staggering natural beauty...with nary a powerboat to disturb the lake.

Big-City Living with a Small-Town Feel in Affordable Madrid

Big-City Living with a Small-Town Feel in Affordable Madrid

At first glance, you might assume the bustling European capital city of Madrid is just like Paris, London, or Rome, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s even better. The underlying authentic Spanish charm Madrid effuses from all angles sets this affordable city, which many locals refer to as “El Gran Pueblo” (the large village), apart.

I’ve Never Been Disappointed With My Move to Quepos, Costa Rica

I’ve Never Been Disappointed With My Move to Quepos, Costa Rica

Nine years ago, I retired to Costa Rica. And I've never been disappointed in that decision. Don't get me wrong, I believe myself to be a true American and love my home country for what it is, but the speed of life there eventually got too much for me.