Don't believe the hype! These popular but disappointing destinations are more letdown than must-see.
The sea sparkles in Mediterranean shades of blue and turquoise, coastal paths are pink with sea thrift and the moors are carpeted in heather. Primroses, frothy white angelica and gaudy yellow gorse smother the narrow country lanes.
Your cost of living will depend on your lifestyle, of course. In the new book we've just written, we explain just what this means, and we share details about how you should be able to reduce your living expenses by as much as 30-50 percent over what you may be spending in the U.S. or Canada. . . maybe more, depending on where you choose to live.
If you're looking to treat yourself to a Paris luxury hotel but can't make up your mind which one, the Shangri-La's pool could well tip the balance.
London is a pretty magical destination year-round -- the bustling streets, the royal residences, the magnificent museums -- but it's an especially wonderful place to visit during the spring as the city bursts into bloom.
When we think of historical places which date back thousands of years it's natural to think of the Pyramids, Stonehenge or the ruins of ancient Mesopo...
When it comes to the very best European destinations, bigger does not always mean better.
There's barely a hint of city life and certainly not a shred of evidence that you're so close to Paris.
Am I allowed to say that I'm just about sick of macaroons?
Southeast Asia is adventure travel at its most exotic. Each day brings new sights, smells, tastes, and experiences. Cultural encounters, too.
There's so much we've learned by living overseas. The nuts and bolts alone can be overwhelming. What about Social Security? (Yes, you can still collect it when you live overseas.) Do you have to give up your U.S. or Canadian citizenship? (No, never... unless you choose to officially do so.) What about Medicare?
Instead of scurrying about in the Fall to prepare for the onslaught of Old Man Winter, we open a bottle of wine and sit on the terrace until it passes. Sometimes we even share a big bowl of strawberries and cream.
Spring in Europe is guaranteed to dazzle and delight your senses, whether you're looking to take off to an exclusive enclave, the newest hot spot, or a trendy metropolis for shopping and time on the beach. Here are Europe's best city escapes for spring.
It was a good plan. And like all good plans, the Universe laughed while we made it.
Without breaking the bank, you can still celebrate the new season by exploring a new city or island enclave.