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Psychedelic Spiritual Experience?

When we visited Huautla, it did not have any hippie type of feel, and people were very secretive and almost protective of Julieta. There were stories of how Maria Sabina had betrayed the indigenous for… Continue reading

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Starfish One by One Empowers Young Women

We are doing one thing – girls empowerment — and given our model, we cannot expand beyond 300. We want to do a lot for a few instead of doing a little for a lot. ‘The Girl Effect’ is the best way to tackle the otherwise daunting list of problems in Guatemala like malnutrition, environmental degradation, or economic exclusion. Continue reading

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Retirement Costs for Singles

I always enjoy your newsletters, but I could wish that more writers about retirement would consider single retirees more. This goes for financial publications as well. Continue reading

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Investment Style and Active Adult Community

Billy, I saw your article regarding retirement and investing, pertaining to the 4% rule. I am not very interested in giving my broker 1% every quarter for the rest of my life. Please advise. P.S. Where can I get a small house like yours in an adult community? Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons To “Sit” through Retirement

If you would like to add travel to your retirement lifestyle, try house sitting. This professional house sitter offers 10 Top Reasons to do so. Continue reading

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Packing Tips

Having just dragged a large suitcase and heavy backpack (each) through three countries. I would be interested to see how much you carry with you as you travel from one country to the next. I assume you’ve found ways to minimize what you carry. Any packing tips for our future travels would be appreciated. Continue reading

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Lodging and Local Happenings in Panajachel

Are you renting an apartment for this long stay. Would you mind revealing how much you pay per month and I would love to hear how the expat community, and you, are involved in local happenings. Continue reading

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Installing Solar Coffee Bean Driers – Guatemala

Bored in retirement? Enjoy this guest post by Ben Etnier who helped install solar coffee bean driers at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for the local Maya coffee workers. Mix adventure with helping others. Continue reading

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Spending My Retirement Helping Others

Where is the least expensive place I can retire and live like a king and help the people and children of that area? I have retired and am looking to maybe do like you all did for a while. Travel around for low dollars and live well with people. Continue reading

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First Hand Account – Feb. 6th Earthquake in Cebu, Philippines

A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on On Monday afternoon, February 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM, there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 centered about 100 kilometers from Cebu City. This is a city of about a million people located near … Continue reading

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