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Best Cities for Expats?

The number of expats — that is, people who live outside of their native country — has grown by 5.8 percent each year since 2013. But which of the world’s cities are the best for expats? Preply ranked 60 of the most popular cities worldwide — based on metrics such as average monthly rent and … Read more

Destination Asia, with CNN

As travel returns full-scale, Asian destinations in particular are keen to boost their tourism economies after the pandemic. Hong Kong has already announced plans to give away half a million airline tickets: Taiwan, which is planning to offer tourists $165 each to vacation there. Cash rewards will also be offered to tour groups to encourage them … Read more

Living Full-Time in Greece for Under $300K

The right apartment would also be their ticket to Greek residency. As American citizens, they couldn’t move to a country in the European Union, which limits tourist visas to 90 days. But if they spent 250,000 euros, or about $267,000, in cash on Greek real estate, they would qualify for a five-year renewable visa, known … Read more

Thrifty Strategies for Senior Travelers

Not all age-related deals are equal. Here are some perks to look for and pitfalls to avoid, along with tips on how to stretch your budget. Still, elder status in travel isn’t the universal entrée to discounts that are standard in purchases like museum admission or movie tickets. But there are age-related perks to exploit … Read more

36 Hours in Madrid by the NYT

In 2023, Madrid is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death and the 100th anniversary of Joaquín Sorolla’s with a series of exhibitions dedicated to each artist. Also, few cities have seen such a flurry of hotel openings since the pandemic’s onset — including the Edition, the Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental and the … Read more

The Best Islands in Europe for Getting Away

From legendary nightlife hotspots to volcanic outposts far off the continent’s mainland, Europe has islands in spades. But for every Mykonos, Ibiza or Santorini, there’s someplace lesser known and equally lovely to escape to where you can ditch the crowds and get closer to nature. Click through for some of the best islands in Europe … Read more

Food Magic of Caribbean Columbia

Leonor Espinosa — who’d just been crowned the 2022 Best Female Chef by World’s 50 Best, an influential ranking group owned by a British media giant — suggested the sesame paste known locally as pasta de ajonjolí was one of many delicacies in the area that transcend mere taste, and soon I’d know why.