Back in Toronto, sleeping with the balcony doors open all year round wasn’t an option for Jacques and Sharon Giraud. But in their new life in Penang, Malaysia, it is.
Tari Gliedt is no stranger to travel. As a former civilian contractor for the U.S. military, she “must have visited or lived for at least a few months in 30 countries,” including Bahrain, Thailand, India, Kenya, Australia, and Spain, she says.
"The main difference between my life now and when I lived in the U.S. is the level of stress,” says Robert Reed, 60, of his retirement to Costa Rica’s Central Valley. “Since retiring to Costa Rica, I’ve downsized my possessions and living style."
Of all the colonial cities I’ve visited in Latin America, Sucre, in the south-central Bolivian Andes, is my favorite. It is packed full of history, architecture, and immaculately maintained parks.
"It is like people are more authentic here,” says expat Marilyn Keller of what drew her to a small town on Ecuador’s coast. “You feel like friendship means more; people really connect with one another."
Have you ever dreamed of living in a cozy cloud forest bungalow? At night the soft rain slips off the broad banana leaves and delicate orchid flowers in your backyard.
Multi-million-dollar yachts moor in the deep blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. The hills sloping down to the shoreline are dotted with luxury homes. Billions of dollars are being pumped into Cabo, on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.
As a British antiques dealer, I like to keep an eye on what’s going on in the U.K.’s auction rooms. For the past few years, I’ve noticed a huge upsurge in what is unflatteringly called “brown furniture.”
For Robert Cooper, 64, the difference between driving a car and riding a motorcycle is clear. “In a car you’re always in a compartment. And because you’re used to it, you don’t realize that, through that car window, everything you see is just like watching TV."
For centuries, Brighton, on England’s southern coast, has been a fashionable seaside escape for weary Londoners fleeing the capital’s bustling streets (after all, it’s only an hour from London by train).