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A Trek Through Ecuador's Cloud Forest: 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

As an avid traveler most of my adult life and a Marine for nearly 7 years, I've been to some interesting places and experienced some unique things. However, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that I've never done or seen anything like this before.

The Next Adventure in Cotacachi, Ecuador -- 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Beautiful does not describe this place. We are tucked away behind a quaint gate to the busy street, about two blocks from the square. We walked along a cobblestone path, lined with enormous avocado trees to a literal secret garden.

Beginning in Bahia, Ecuador - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Make no mistake about it, this transition with a young family is proving to be a difficult one, but the simple joys of our new lifestyle and watching our kids experience the people and culture around them make it all worth it.

When Retiring Overseas, Take Thanksgiving With You

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.28.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You couldn't buy a turkey, plucked or in any condition, really, other than roaming around a barnyard, in Waterford, Ireland, when we moved there years ago. Nor could you find cranberry sauce or pumpkin filling for making a pie in any supermarket.

The Sensual Steel Sculptures Of John Chamberlain

Alexander Adler | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Although the art world is ready to embrace a new generation of enthusiasts, artists, and collectors, there is simultaneously an aspect of rediscovery ...

Egyptians Greet Americans: "Obama Very Good"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marlene H. Phillips

In all my travels I have never received a welcome like the one I got in Egypt. iIt's been a long, long time since I've been greeted with such heart-felt enthusiasm, simply because I was an American.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.