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Living Richly on Less in San Cristobal de las Casas

Living Richly on Less in San Cristobal de las Casas

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December 27, 2018

My husband, Jim, and I had long dreamed of traveling to San Cristobal de las Casas (San Cris for short). However, after two decades and dozens of trips to Mexico, this lush city set high in the mountains of Chiapas remained undiscovered for us. Luckily, a nomadic life lived on the road moves at a slow pace, and we finally found time to set down roots for a bit and truly appreciate this stunning city...

Eating Well and Living Better in Chiang Mai for Less Than $850 a Month

Eating Well and Living Better in Chiang Mai for Less Than $850 a Month

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December 18, 2018

I laid down roots in Chiang Mai, Thailand two years ago, and I still get caught off guard by the cost of living and the overall quality of life. The old city is a myriad of backstreets packed with all kinds of vendors. But what it’s renowned for more than anything else is the abundance of high-quality food on offer...

Leave the Rat Race Behind on Sumptuous Bali

Leave the Rat Race Behind on Sumptuous Bali

There was a time when Mondays meant returning to a workplace I despised. Never-ending phone calls, meetings, and workdays that began at 6 a.m. and ended 12 hours later. Fast-forward just over two years, and along with my husband, Rob, I’m living the dream in Bali. We sold our house, our two cars, and most of our belongings to run away from home...