Globetrotter: News from Around the World in May

On the road in South America, travelers’ lore says that getting to the majestic Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador can be expensive, only for the most well-heeled backpacker. Trips there often cost upwards of $1,000 just for a few days. However, Chile’s LAN Airlines has recently started flying to the islands and now offers accommodation packages for $352 per person for three nights.

Life Aboard a 35-foot Sailboat in the Caribbean—on $1,000 a Month

The dream of retiring to a Caribbean island with powder-white sands, clear blue waters and tranquil island life is, for many people, just a fantasy. There’s the expense to worry about, and then you have to find the island that’s right for you. But what if I told you that you could retire to them all and spend your time island-hopping without worrying about property taxes or utility bills?