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Perigord, Dordogne

Perigord, Dordogne

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September 24, 2018

Every day in my travel research I come across the terms "hidden gem," "off the beaten path," "unspoiled, authentic, undiscovered..." The Dordogne region of France is the only place I have been to date where it is actually true. Castles sit like crown jewels along the river banks. My family and I often found ourselves beating our own path through the oak forests toward the river bank.

How Taking the Overseas Plunge Turned Doubters to Supporters

How Taking the Overseas Plunge Turned Doubters to Supporters

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September 23, 2018

Exactly what do you hope to accomplish from this?” asked my mother-in-law, when we told her our plans to take off overseas. The simple truth was, we had no idea what—if anything—we hoped to accomplish. What we did know was that, for us, it was time to follow our dreams of leaving our traditional jobs and the rat race far behind...

How I’m Living Each Day in my Personal Paradise

How I’m Living Each Day in my Personal Paradise

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September 20, 2018

Oh wow...it’s the start of another day in paradise. The smell of coffee wafts into the room, as do the first rays of daylight here in Lagos, Portugal. Retirement is a beautiful thing...but it hardly means sitting in the rocking chair as the day evaporates before your eyes. The day holds many adventures, and I start it off with a trip to the nearby gym, to get the gears rolling...

Enjoying the Warm Embrace of Portugal

Enjoying the Warm Embrace of Portugal

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September 18, 2018

Portugal first took my husband, Keith, and I into her warm embrace when we visited in 2002. On that vacation overseas, we fell in love with the country’s people, architecture, topography, and relaxed way of life. Yet when down the line we began to think about leaving the U.S., a different country was first on our list. Keith had been an International Living Magazine subscriber for years...

Single, Happy, and Carefree on Caribbean Shores

Single, Happy, and Carefree on Caribbean Shores

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September 12, 2018

Marion Seaman first visited Roatán with friends in the early ’80s, with no intention of making it her permanent home. She recalls that it wasn’t long before Roatán worked its magic on her. “A few months after I returned to the States, I walked away from everything, including the love of my life. I went to Roatán with only my suitcase, and a dream to spend my days wiggling my toes in the sand...

Be Sure of a Warm Welcome…Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Be Sure of a Warm Welcome…Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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September 11, 2018

When you move overseas, no matter where you go, food and shelter are the first things you’ve got to arrange. And when those things are looked after, you ask yourself: “Now, what is there to do?” That’s when entertainment comes to mind. Let me tell you a bit about nightlife in Dominical, my little corner of Costa Rica, down here in the Southern Zone of the country’s Pacific coast...