Low Season in Belize is Chillout Time

Here in Belize, the weather stays pretty constant all year round (it’s always hot, sunny, and humid), and there is tourism all year round…but there are some distinct differences between high season and low season in terms of day-to-day living. And at this time of year, it’s definitely more chilled. Low season (rainy season) runs Read more...: Low Season in Belize is Chillout Time

How I’m Living Each Day in my Personal Paradise

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

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

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...