From the Archives of Daily Postcard

Choose Your Paradise in Sunny, Affordable Costa Rica

Choose Your Paradise in Sunny, Affordable Costa Rica

Costa Rica may be a small country—it’s about the size of West Virginia—but it’s incredibly diverse as far as the landscape, climate, lifestyle, and “feel” you’ll experience in its different regions. You’ll find plenty of lush rainforests filled with capuchin monkeys and sloths, and jungle-covered mountains cascading down to the glittering Pacific.

Part-Time Living on a Historic Greek Island for $1,000 a Month

Part-Time Living on a Historic Greek Island for $1,000 a Month

Growing up in suburban Vancouver, I always wanted to live in a village. The kind of village where houses fit so snugly together that, if you’re on a hillside overlooking the sea, the adjoining staircases and tongue-and-grooved patios and eaves save you from tumbling headlong to the shore.

“We Built Our Dream House in Cotacachi For $100,000”

“We Built Our Dream House in Cotacachi For $100,000”

When living in Manhattan, Kansas (a.k.a. "The Little Apple"), Tim and Cindi Jared decided they needed to evaluate their lives. Tim took an early retirement but Cindi's was still years away. They needed a way to live a better lifestyle together on Tim's Social Security.

Swapping the American Dream for the Mexican Dream

Swapping the American Dream for the Mexican Dream

Passing through the U.S. for a State-side International Living conference recently, I made a stop at a tailor shop to get some emergency repairs done. The tailor turned out to be from Mexico…she’d moved with her mother and daughter to the U.S. some years ago to, as she put it, “get ahead.”