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For Tropical Beauty and Affordability Look to Uvita, Costa Rica

For Tropical Beauty and Affordability Look to Uvita, Costa Rica

Nestled on the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica exists an idyllic slice of paradise called the Costa Ballena. Consisting of a 22-mile stretch of coastline, this part of the country is made up of three major towns: Dominical to the north, Ojochal to the south, and Uvita in the middle...

We Rent For $650 a Month in Affordable Chiang Mai, Thailand—a Foodie Paradise

We Rent For $650 a Month in Affordable Chiang Mai, Thailand—a Foodie Paradise

Chiang Mai, a Northern City of Thailand was the perfect place for intrepid travelers Nancy Fornier and her husband, Keith McCoy, to set up a base for their retirement dream of further travel and exploration...

Rent in Koh Samui: Tropical Island Rentals From $200 a Month

Rent in Koh Samui: Tropical Island Rentals From $200 a Month

"My little house in the middle of the jungle is serene and simple. I have mango and tamarind trees in my yard and more birds than I can count," says expat Carol Kandell, 49, who's lived full-time on the tropical island of Koh Samui, Thailand, for the past three years...

How to Find a Long-Term Rental Property in Belize

How to Find a Long-Term Rental Property in Belize

There is a common thread in the conversation that many expats have when they first move to Belize and try to find long-term rentals—it is hard to do. There are many reasons for this, and I’ve experienced them while trying to rent in two of the most popular areas of Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and Placencia.

Three Facts About Buying Real Estate in Panama…and One Myth

Three Facts About Buying Real Estate in Panama…and One Myth

In the beach hub of Coronado—home to one of Panama’s most active expat communities—you can find apartments from about $190 per square foot and houses from as little as $150. In the cool, breezy mountain destination of Boquete, houses have historically been much more common, but these days apartments are...