Escape From America!

12 Countries Where You Can Buy Citizenship (And A Second Passport) After the 2016 presidential election, so many people were dreaming about moving out of the US that Canada’s immigration website crashed. Now, the idea of becoming an expat is getting hot again. According to a recent YouGov survey, 31% of Americans say they are interested in bolting if their candidate…

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Your place in the sun

If you’re not familiar with the British travel show, A Place in the Sun, you should give it a go.  You may be able to find shows on YouTube. Ostensibly, the show is devoted to those looking for homes in the UK and Europe, but they do periodically extend to other locales, as well. And, for a taster, they are…

‘Leave No Trace’

The seven “Leave No Trace” (LNT) principles were formed by the Leave No Trace organization as a set of guidelines meant to educate campers and protect the environment. One of the tenets of outdoor recreation—camping, specifically—is the idea of enjoying the natural world while minimizing impact as much as possible. For future generations to be able to enjoy spaces that we use…

Lake Como? Affordable?

Italy’s most famous lake has appealed to second-home owners for hundreds of years, reports Liz Rowlinson. But where can you bag a bargain? Its deep, mirror-like waters beneath dramatic mountains, the tropical gardens flourishing in the balmy microclimate, have beguiled artists, writers and royals for centuries and, in recent years, Arab princes, wealthy footballers, Hollywood stars and entrepreneurs. Read more…

And now for something completely different

It’s possible that you’ve thought of living in another country.  But have you thought of working there, as well? Japan is an endlessly fascinating country that actively welcomes workers from around the world. Many foreign residents from English speaking countries, work in Japan as language instructors. The demand for native language instructors remains relatively high, with some major language schools…

Mystically fruity

Let’s move to East Grinstead and Forest Row, West Sussex, UK: mystically fruity. What’s going for it? Do you believe in the genius loci, the spirit of the place? Well, there must be a fruity old spirit in East Grinstead and Forest Row. Is there something in the water, in the soil, in the wind? How else do you explain the…

Sleek, futuristic birdboxes

Norway boasts incredible, unspoilt nature, from sprawling fjords and jagged coastlines to snaking glaciers and green pastures. And now, one company has announced accommodation options that will capitalise on the stunning views, with guests sleeping in sleek, futuristic birdboxes with large windows to take in the surroundings. There are currently two birdboxes placed on the west coast of Norway, available…

How to say Thailand is my land

Over the centuries, travellers from Western Europe have been spellbound by the alluring cultures of the Far East. The ancient adventurers who arrived on the shores of Siam were instantly besotted, and there is ample evidence that a name change has done little to dampen the appeal of this remarkably captivating country. In the 21st century, perhaps no Asian country…

Mi casa su casa

The idea of home-sharing / swapping has been around for decades, but has never really gained any traction until recently. Until the Internet came along, you were possibly taking a risk in loaning your home to strangers. But now, we are all so connected that it is becoming more difficult to perpetuate a scam for long. It is truly worth…

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