Shortly before his tragic death, we had the great fortune to interview American sniper Chris Kyle. His brutal honesty and unwavering sense of good and evil were remarkable, and at times haunting, and remain with us to this day.
It's that time of year when we assess the old and look forward to the new. And if your plans for the New Year include finally getting serious about living a happier, healthier, more affordable life overseas, we have five important steps you can take in 2015 to position yourself for success.
Those lucky enough to still have their jobs may have taken pay and benefit cuts, and pensions (remember those?!) are mere relics of the past. The upside of this bad situation is that some very savvy individuals have made lemonade out of lemons by turning their hobbies and creative passions into moneymaking machines.
Our work is being scaled in local communities. There, we are developing a critical mass of public innovators and boundary-spanning groups that can collectively address local challenges and shift the civic culture of those communities.
Is there a road map that guides us to an understanding of each other? Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson find themselves at odds across a dance floor until the dance lessons themselves bring these two difficult people together as they co-star in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.
As 2014 comes to a close, we look ahead to 2015 with great anticipation and a multitude of opportunities to disrupt aging. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. It also is the 80th anniversary of Social Security.
Most of Croatia's coast is along the historic Dalmatian region -- a place that perfectly meshes Italian and Eastern European inspirations in architecture, food, and even language.
Millions of Americans, particularly baby boomers, will hit the road this coming year in search of a relaxing escape. Despite the popularity of weekend travel, trips taken between Monday and Friday can often provide greater value to a traveler. Consider the following benefits.
Don't have a big travel budget? No worries. If you've been bitten by the travel bug, there's a way to scratch that itch. And it needn't cost a bundle to do it. By thinking outside the box when it comes to where you'll sleep at night, you can travel inexpensively.
I'm speaking specifically about those individuals - almost always women (83%*) - who care for someone with a chronic or life ending illness at home. They are the unsung heroes of American healthcare.
In many countries you'll find excellent health care, with doctors and other practitioners who have studied at the world's best medical schools and hospitals.
One of the things I love most about traveling is that it reminds me just how fundamentally decent and good most people are. And talking to them is crucial to unlocking the genuine and authentic in travel. To be honest, instead of bemoaning the evils of tourism I should really be delighting in the advantages of the Internet age.
With all this natural beauty, it's no wonder that Baños, cupped in a small valley at about 5,900 feet above sea level, is a thriving tourist town, equally popular with both Ecuadorian and international visitors
From noodles to grilled snacks and everything in between, the dishes on offer in Bangkok are endless. Dining on the street is incredibly cheap, typically just a few dollars or less.
Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International Living.
Do something for and with a senior in your family, community. We are a nation of givers -- generously giving time, energy and resources to benefit individuals less fortunate. It's a great American tradition to take time to reflect on and give thanks for the blessings of health, freedom, personal and financial security, family and friends.