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Exploring The Azuero Peninsula, Panama: Central America’s Best Kept Secret

Azuero Peninsula

If you’re an ocean lover, it’s hard to beat a home on the Pacific. Imagine waking each day to a view of dramatic coastline and the crash of surf… and, later, winding down, cocktail in hand, with a front-row seat for one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets. Remember that the same great wide beaches …

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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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