The British discovered long ago the delights of Portugal, from the mellow taste of port wine in the north to the natural beauty of the southern region known as the Algarve. Over the years this area has also attracted Northern and Central Europeans seeking to escape cold climates. Now it’s gained momentum with travelers and Read more...: The Algarve, Portugal
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...
Porto, the second largest metropolitan area in Portugal after Lisbon, is located on the Douro River where it flows into the Atlantic. The city is home less than 240,000 people in the city center (about 2.4 million in the greater metropolitan area) and has a small city’s feel and friendliness.
Situated on the south-eastern tip of Bali, Sanur is 30 minutes away from the airport and just 10 kilometres away from the party hotspot of Kuta… yet still retains its village feel. For many years now, Sanur has been the chosen destination for expats to settle when moving to Bali. My husband, Rob, and I Read more...: Sanur, Bali
Without a doubt, Tuscany is the best-known and most revered region in Italy. Every year, millions of people flock here to see the famous landscapes and art treasures that Tuscany is known for...
Nosara is an idyllic Pacific beach town located on the Nicoya Peninsula in northwestern Costa Rica. As the saying goes in Nosara:--no shoes, no shirt, no problem—it’s a laidback place to live. The Nicoya Peninsula is one of only five Blue Zones in the world, and Nosara is included in this..
Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city. It’s the political hub of the country, and the cultural and historical center, too. Founded more than 1,000 years ago, the city remains steeped in tradition. Hanoi was occupied by the Chinese for much of its early history, and later by the French.
Millions of Americans, Canadians, and Europeans visit Mexico every year. But the vast majority head to the coasts, to vacation hot spots full of resorts and bustling beach towns like Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas.
As majestic as Ireland’s coastline appears, its vast stretch of emerald pastures and medieval villages contain their own Irish charm. Situated in the south east of Ireland, the medieval city of Kilkenny is about a two-hour drive from Dublin...
Lake Chapala is Mexico’s largest lake, and the surrounding area is also home to the largest concentration of expats in the world. Located in west-central Mexico, about an hour south of Guadalajara, the Lake Chapala region sustains approximately 20,000 expats, most from the U.S. and Canada, and the vast majority are retired. That number roughly Read more...: Lake Chapala, Mexico