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Kathleen Peddicord

Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Life On Ambergris Caye, Belize’s Mini-Melting Pot

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday October 11, 2016 (01:20:17)   (1438 Reads)
Following The Path Of Progress On This Charming Caribbean Island

When you come to Belize, pay no mind to Belize City. This is the Calcutta of the Caribbean, the city a friend says he’s going to put on the cover of the "World’s Worst Cities" coffee table book he’s threatening to publish.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

The Czech City Of Prague Is Full Of Character And Quirks

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday October 04, 2016 (03:32:39)   (863 Reads)
Like Paris But With A Wicked Sense Of Humor

If I were to choose one word to describe Paris, it would be romantic. If I were to choose one word to describe Prague, a city often compared to Paris, it would be cynical ... in a good way.

From the point of view of an architect or a city planner, comparing Prague to Paris is understandable. In its glory days, Prague, 14th-century capital of the Holy Roman Empire, was of greater and wider repute than the City of Light.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

The Best Place To Retire Overseas As A Single Woman

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday September 12, 2016 (21:54:29)   (1651 Reads)
It’s easier to adapt to a new life overseas when you move with a spouse or partner. You can laugh (or cry) together at the inevitable trying times that arise. It’s more of a challenge to move abroad on your own, and it can be even more intimidating for single women than it is for single men.

Some retirement destinations are far more suitable for single women moving abroad than others. One place that could be a good fit for many women is Álamos, Mexico.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

Retirement Overseas Is Cheaper Than You Might Think

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Thursday July 14, 2016 (21:23:44)   (3954 Reads)
Two Reasons You Can’t Afford Not To Retire Overseas

Your retirement nest egg has been marginalized, and you’re thinking there’s no way you could afford to retire overseas.

This is probably the most-often-given reason for why someone who’s interested in the idea of launching a new life in a new country hesitates or even abandons the idea altogether. And it’s the least valid. Here’s the truth: You can’t afford not to retire overseas.

I’m speaking both literally and figuratively.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

Here’s The Real Reason To Retire Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Thursday June 16, 2016 (01:58:14)   (2817 Reads)
“I just don’t know what to do now. I mean… what do I do with myself at this stage? Where do I go?...”

It was early one morning a few days after Christmas, before the rest of the house was up. My mom was sitting across the kitchen table from me, looking down into her coffee mug.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

My #1 Pick For Luxury, Cosmopolitan Living On The Ocean

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Friday May 13, 2016 (03:02:32)   (1027 Reads)
Until the 50's, Puerto Vallarta was a small fishing village along a spectacular bay on the Pacific, modestly popular among Mexicans as a beach resort. Then, in 1963, John Huston filmed “The Night of the Iguana” in Mismaloya, just south of Puerto Vallarta. The film’s star, Richard Burton, was involved with actress Elizabeth Taylor at the time. Taylor followed Burton on location… and the paparazzi followed her.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

Living, Retiring, And Investing In The Dominican Republic

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Friday April 15, 2016 (22:02:21)   (1757 Reads)
Living, Retiring, And Investing In The Dominican Republic
I’ve been watching the Dominican Republic for more than a decade, waiting for the time to place it on our short list of the world’s top havens.

At last, I believe this Caribbean nation’s time has come.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

Understanding Airlines' Low-Cost Pricing

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Friday March 18, 2016 (00:03:08)   (2718 Reads)
Panama is, indeed, the Hub of the Americas, and, living in Panama City, you’d think that traveling around Latin America would be easy and cheap. Easy, yes... cheap, not so much.

Copa flies to most major cities in Central and South America and continues to expand its destinations in the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada. So you’ve got many and increasing options for where and when you can fly; however, prices aren’t low, thanks to limited competition.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

12 Best Places To Retire In 2016

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday February 17, 2016 (14:07:32)   (5560 Reads)
The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.

Where should you go?

Here are your twelve best options for where to retire overseas this New Year.    more ...