From Tropical Panama to Our New Life in Historic Portugal

From Tropical Panama to Our New Life in Historic Portugal

As we sipped wine at the corner café with friends, my husband turned to me with a big smile on his face and exclaimed, “We really live in Europe. Can you believe it?” Just then the waitress came over with the check, which our friend took. “I’ve got this one,” he said. Two wines, one Read more...: From Tropical Panama to Our New Life in Historic Portugal

“Our Monthly Costs in Granada are Less Than Our Mortgage was in Texas”

“Our Monthly Costs in Granada are Less Than Our Mortgage was in Texas”

"As the sun peeked over the horizon, I heard the bells of the cathedral ring out, welcoming in the day,” says Pat Buff of the moment she fell in love with Granada, Nicaragua. “I went out onto the hotel balcony to enjoy my cup of coffee and watched as the city came to life. It was in that magical moment that I realized this is where I wanted to live.”

My Top Tip For Hiring the Best, and Cheapest, “Tour Guide”

My Top Tip For Hiring the Best, and Cheapest, “Tour Guide”

As my husband Clyde approached the taxi, the driver looked surprised to hear a gringo speaking Spanish. After all, this was the tourist town of Banos, Ecuador, which attracts visitors from all over the world. The streets are lined with little shops that display signs in English offering tours of the quaint little village.