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Priceless Friendships in Historic Southern France

Priceless Friendships in Historic Southern France

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October 11, 2017

“I never tire of looking out my window, seeing the centuries-old buildings, and wondering about the people who lived here before us,” says Holly Kurzman, who moved from San Francisco to Pézenas six years ago. Holly and her late husband Chris had long contemplated moving to Europe, but began seriously eyeing France shortly after Chris retired. “We were fed up with the rat race and cost of living in...

Why I Love My Friendly, Peaceful Panamanian Neighborhood

Why I Love My Friendly, Peaceful Panamanian Neighborhood

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October 10, 2017

I live in a community called Caimito, between Boquete and David, Panama. We are the only expats in the area, and all of my neighbors go out of their way to help in any way they can. They even watch over my house when I’m away. I find it a comfort to know, that there is a land as peaceful and accepting as Panama.

In Photos: An Exotic Paradise Island Home From $595 a Month

In Photos: An Exotic Paradise Island Home From $595 a Month

The tropical island of Penang is a melting pot of cultures, religions, and food. Its easy-going lifestyle is increasingly attractive to expats, and so is the low cost of living there. Kirsten and Mark Raccuia chose to move to Penang for lots of reasons... It’s English-speaking, the locals are friendly and helpful, and the expat community is active and thriving.

Peaceful Living and Beautiful Beaches in the Malibu of Ecuador

Peaceful Living and Beautiful Beaches in the Malibu of Ecuador

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September 28, 2017

Home is where the heart is. The familiar adage has taken on new life since I moved to Ecuador. But my journey to get here actually started 37 years ago…when I became so enthralled by Darwin, the Galápagos Islands, and the country of Ecuador in 6th...

Seeing the World Three Months at a Time: My Life as a Roving Retiree

Seeing the World Three Months at a Time: My Life as a Roving Retiree

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September 22, 2017

I look out my bedroom window to watch seagulls soaring below me; what an interesting perspective to view these graceful white birds from above. How my life has changed in the past year. My current apartment in Porto, Portugal, is located on the fourth floor of a building...