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5 Fascinating European Castles You Might Not Know About

5 Fascinating European Castles You Might Not Know About

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August 23, 2018

Castles...There’s just something magical about them—about their beauty, their strength, the ancient history we can all imagine within their walls. For me, they’re one of the big draws of Europe and one of the reasons I keep taking trains to small Swiss towns and cycling along back roads in the French countryside and hiking up Croatian hills to tumbledown ruins...

Swapping Hollywood for Happiness… And Rent of $400 a Month

Swapping Hollywood for Happiness… And Rent of $400 a Month

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August 18, 2018

Back in 2011, Sally Rice’s life was much different from today. Then, she was 55 years old, single, and living a chaotic lifestyle in Los Angeles. She’d spent 23 years as a costume designer in the movie industry, which sounds glamorous, but as she says, “Working 17 to 20 hours is stressful, and leaves little time for anything else”...

I Don’t See Myself Ever Going Back

I Don’t See Myself Ever Going Back

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August 16, 2018

When people come to visit me in Costa Rica I’ll often jokingly say, “Be careful, you’ve been bitten by the bug and the symptoms will keep growing on you.” By the “bug,” of course, I mean the desire to be in Costa Rica as much as possible once you’ve set foot here once. Take David Harris, for example. David was born and bred in California...

The Best Hill Towns in Umbria: Todi, Città della Pieve, and Città di Castello

The Best Hill Towns in Umbria: Todi, Città della Pieve, and Città di Castello

With the heady fragrance of fresh truffle wafting from the kitchen, my mouth waters as I await the plate of handmade tagliolini pasta that will soon be coming my way, while sunlight filters onto the patio. It’s easy to think that this is the perfect Italian hill town...

Enjoy the Tranquility of a Magical Valley…at 5,000 Feet

Enjoy the Tranquility of a Magical Valley…at 5,000 Feet

Cracks in the walls of 500-year-old churches are filled with blooming flowers. Maya ladies in colorful national dress stroll about, and travelers from all over the world take time to breathe in the tranquility of this place.I’m in Antigua, Guatemala. It’s a tiny colonial town, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.Walking the cobblestone streets...