Tamsui: Stroll Along Taipei’s Vibrant Riverfront

Tamsui: Stroll Along Taipei’s Vibrant Riverfront

I can’t decide if it was the amazing mangrove swamp,the vibrant street scene that made me return to Tamsui, but I’m glad I did From the center of Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, it’s an easy 40-minute trip to this vibrant suburb—just take the inexpensive and efficient Tamsui–Xinyi train to its northernmost stop. As you exit the station...

The Global Trade War, A Swiss Home for Your Assets, and More

The Global Trade War, A Swiss Home for Your Assets, and More

The whole trade war/tariff situation is extremely complex. Steel produced in many countries around the world is subsidized by local governments. In other words, over-seas steel manufacturers get special breaks to help them keep costs down. This allows international steel companies to make products cheaply, so they can sell the products in the U.S...

Rent From $400 a Month in Panama’s Hidden Caribbean

Rent From $400 a Month in Panama’s Hidden Caribbean

A typical warm, sunny day in the tropics…it’s a marvel to behold. Postcards can only convey so much. But oh, that first true glimpse of the Caribbean...Stepping onto sparkling white sands surrounded by grass-green palms, the dense rainforest filling the in-between spaces with deeper, darker shades… The sunlight playing on baby-blue waters…the clean...

Fulfilling a Spirit of Adventure in Roatán, Honduras

Fulfilling a Spirit of Adventure in Roatán, Honduras

Marion Seaman first visited Roatán with friends in the early ’80s, with no intention of making it her permanent home. She recalls that it wasn’t long before Roatán worked its magic on her. “A few months after I returned to the States, I walked away from everything, including the love of my life. I went to Roatán with only my suitcase, and a dream to spend my days wiggling my toes in the sand...

Meeting Interesting People From All Over the World in Belize

Meeting Interesting People From All Over the World in Belize

Kenny Guinn came to live full-time on the tropical island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, five years ago. “I come from Texas, mainly Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. I worked in the printing and graphics industry for many years. But I’ve been coming to these parts since I was 18, and have been smitten with the area and people for many years now...

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

“I came here on vacation and quickly realized this is where I needed to be,” says Kathy Pow. She lives in Cabarete, a small beach town on the Dominican Republic’s north coast. With two international airports nearby, in Puerto Plata and Santiago de los Caballeros, it’s fairly easy to get to and from North America, with many direct flights from the major cities there...