Two Weeks in Ecuador: Touring Quito, Cuenca, and Salinas

A lot has been written about Ecuador as a great retirement destination—and deservedly so. With mountains, beaches, and everything in between it is a land of an amazingly diverse range of comfortable climates and relaxed lifestyle opportunities. Perhaps overlooked in all of this is the fact that Ecuador is also a fantastic tourist destination...

Positano, Italy

We’re in a small, Italian automobile, and I’m pretty sure we are going to die. My wife and I, along with her brother and sister-in-law, are in the second week of a 20-day trip to Italy. After a wonderful week in Florence, with side-trips to Venice and Lucca, we took the train south to Naples..

Living the Good Life…Like It Says in the Constitution

My wife, Rita, and I have been living in Salinas on the Pacific coast of Ecuador for almost five years now, and we have started the process of applying for Ecuadorian citizenship. This isn’t a political statement, as we are still keeping our U.S. citizenship—it’s just that there are some real advantages to being a citizen of more than one country, and having a second passport...