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You Can Own An Island Property—Here Are The Top 3 Places To Do So

Stone house in Las Isletas, Granada, Nicaragua.

Your Own Tropical Island Escape From US$90,000 If you’ve ever thought about owning an island property, you may have been put off by the outrageous prices… From Hawaii to the Florida Keys… Bermuda to The Caymans, prices close to the sand quickly get into the seven-figure bracket. The good news is, when you look beyond …

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Acquiring A Second Residency Through Property Investment

A woman sits on the steps of a house in Cartagena, Colombia.

On Aug. 7, 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit made headlines when, in the space of 45 minutes, he crossed four times between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. And, he didn’t just walk—the 24-year-old high-wire artist danced and lay down on the wire, too, balance pole in hand. Whether you look on it as …

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The 7 Best Properties For Sale Overseas To Start Your Digital-Nomad Lifestyle Today

Working from home

If you’d been thinking about taking your job on the road and embracing the digital-nomad lifestyle sometime in the future, you may have had a taster this year—though from your own home, of course… Maybe this unexpected twist in your work situation has helped you realize that you could go overseas sooner than you thought. …

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9 Isolated Islands Where You Can Escape From Modern Life

Azores, Portugal

In 1989, Italian schoolteacher Mauro Morandi was sailing between Corsica and Sardinia when the engine of his catamaran gave up. He washed up on the shores of Budelli—an island that had gone from hosting thousands of tourists a day to being placed under environmental protection. When Morandi showed up, the only inhabitant was the island’s …

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The Pros And Cons Of Living In An Area With High Tourism

A tourist town in Europe with lots of people outside the square

Two years ago, we moved our four kids to school in Tramore, a coastal town in Ireland’s “sunny southeast” (which I introduced you to last week). Now that they’ve established friendships (and hear talk of melted chocolate donuts in the holiday shops), they’ve been asking, at least once a week, when we can move there. …

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Pros And Cons Of Living In A Tourist Area

Tourist center

Plus: Moving Furniture Abroad After living for six years in Punta del Este, Uruguay, I swore to myself that I’d never, ever live in a tourist area again. Never. And that includes places with large numbers of expats, which can have the same impact as large numbers of tourists. But after making that declaration, I …

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