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Costs and Where to Retire in Latin America

In an earlier post we ran down some of the elite real estate markets of Latin America. These are the places where high society gathers, where the moguls and movie stars have their fourth or fifth house for vacations and their kids’ parties. What if you’re just looking for a nice place to retire, however? [&hellip

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The Cities Beyond Buenos Aires in Argentina

When most travelers think of Argentina, they think of Buenos Aires, the big capital city that’s enchanting and legendary. The capital city overshadows all others in both size and importance, but it’s just a dot in a country that is the eighth-largest in the world. A bit larger than the USA part that is east [&hellip

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Our Return to Remota in Chilean Patagonia

Hotels and resorts don’t normally make drastic changes from one year to the next, but we do try to circle back to them periodically to update old reviews. The latest we’re posting is a brand-new one from Remota in Patagonia. No, we didn’t check in during the middle of a virus lockdown. I had our [&hellip

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Watch for Teetering Travel Companies in Trouble

Imagine you have flown halfway around the world, after laying out thousands of dollars for your vacation, then being kicked out of your hotel with your flight home canceled. That was the fate last year with more than 150,000 customers of Thomas Cook of London, a once-proud institution that has been around for 178 years, [&hellip

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The Luxury Real Estate in Belize Scene

  Are you wishing you had a better view from your deck? Did this past winter wear you out? You might want to use this time to research real estate in Belize. We regularly publish luxury real estate round-ups for Latin American destinations that are favored by expatriates. Some people head south looking for a [&hellip

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Elite Real Estate Markets of Latin America

Some elite real estate markets seem to defy logic, economics, and gravity. If you don’t know going in that everything is going to be sky-high there, you could get a serious shock. Many buyers who are dipping their toes in the international real estate marketplace automatically assume they’re going to find a bargain anywhere in [&hellip

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