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A Small-Town Expat Haven with “The Best Climate in the World”

A Small-Town Expat Haven with “The Best Climate in the World”

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June 19, 2017

Walking into my Tai Chi/Qigong class this morning at the Atenas Yoga Center, I was greeted by several new smiling faces. There were new expats in town, renting a house for a few months to check out whether Atenas, Costa Rica, could be their new home.

5 Reasons Why We are Leaving Arequipa, Peru

5 Reasons Why We are Leaving Arequipa, Peru

It is surprising that Arequipa is still such a well-kept secret as a place to spend your retirement years. After all, there are over 300 days of sunshine per year, the Pacific coast is only a couple of hours away by bus, and the spectacular hiking trails of the Colca Canyon are only three hours away in the other direction.

Travel Solo on a Budget Using These Simple Techniques

Travel Solo on a Budget Using These Simple Techniques

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May 5, 2017

Since May 2015, I have taken 45 flights through 17 different airports in nine countries. Though this pales when compared to some of my globetrotting friends, I find it pretty impressive for a 49-year-old who, prior to landing in Istanbul on April 10 that year, didn't have a single stamp in a five-year-old passport.

Top 5 Things To Do in the Orosi Valley, Costa Rica

Top 5 Things To Do in the Orosi Valley, Costa Rica

When I talk to my friends in the U.S. about my life in the Orosi Valley, they say I live a perpetual vacation. That’s pretty much true. My life here couldn’t be more perfect. This area offers me all the things I was looking for in an overseas retirement—a laidback lifestyle, a low cost of living, and an abundance of things to do and places to explore.