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At the end of the month, Lop Buri, 71 miles north of Bangkok, throws a giant banquet. The guests of honor? The 3,000 long-tailed macaques that roam the small town.
Imagine your ideal retirement getaway... Maybe you see the surf of a turquoise sea gently lapping the white-sand beach, right in your front yard. Or perhaps you imagine a plush pad in a colonial capital rich with culture.
On the shores of the largest fresh water lake in Central America, the morning sun splashes light on the flat facades of colonial Granada's homes—yellow, green, pink, blue. Women emerge to scrub the tiled sidewalks out front and welcome the new day.
Stick your toes into warm, white sands while your friends wrap up for winter. Embrace two totally different lifestyles, two sets of friends, and the best of two worlds. Spend part of the year in one place and the other part traveling.
Sugar-white beaches rimmed by palm trees…azure waters brimming with iridescent fish… Snowcapped mountains clad with pine trees…the sidewalk cafés of elegant cities… With passport in hand, the world awaits.
Whether you're in a country you love for a long vacation or to stay for an annual visit, you can save thousands of dollars on medical care. And the quality of care and comfort can be better than back home.
If you like the idea of having a place overseas you can enjoy part of the year, then listen up. Because in the right places, you can have that escape... and not only will it pay for itself, it can even make you money. You just need to find a place you love to spend time and then see how it measures up against these golden rules for finding a good rental opportunity.
The island rises in front of you like a lush, green paradise…its verdant hills fringed with thick, tangled mangroves and studded with tall palms. As you approach from the mainland causeway, Brazil’s Itamaracá looks like an oasis rising out of the Atlantic.
A crispness in the air promises Mediterranean winter is on its way. Trees have turned gold, the Tiber is wreathed in early morning mist, and buying cones of hot, roasted chestnuts doesn’t seem a crazy thing to do. Under winter’s pale blue skies, Italy’s capital is back in the keeping of its inhabitants. Back to its ravishing best.