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About Elizabeth Dunkel

Elizabeth Dunkel is a writer and novelist who has lived in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico for 25 years. She is the Creative Director of Camp Liza http://www.campliza.com, a personal blog about stylish and creative living. “A thoughtful life is a luxe life.” Elizabeth is the proud founder of the Merida English Library. She discovered a second career as a CELTA certified teacher of ESL and is Merida’s first, only and best college coach http://www.superenglishmerida.com.
Latest Posts | By Elizabeth Dunkel
How to Create a Luxury Hospital Survival Kit
3 days ago

How to Create a Luxury Hospital Survival Kit

No one likes being in the hospital. So why not make it as pleasant as possible?

Once you are out of danger and/or surgery, and in the recovery phase, there are ways to make your stay more comfortable and stress free, and even include some luxurious touches. Read More

Forget 5-Star Hotels! Being a Houseguest is the Millionaire Way to Travel
1 week ago

Forget 5-Star Hotels! Being a Houseguest is the Millionaire Way to Travel

What hotel does Oprah stay in? Or Richard Branson? Or Bill Gates? Or Mark Zuckerberg?

They don’t. Well, occasionally they might. But more often, the super-rich stay with their super-rich friends. Why stay in a hotel when you can stay on a private island, in an extravagant ski chalet, at beach and lake houses or city flats?
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How to Dine Extravagantly, Even When You’re on a Budget
2 weeks ago

How to Dine Extravagantly, Even When You’re on a Budget

We do it three times a day, so it might as well be fabulous, fantastic, delicious, delightful. Even if we’re watching our weight. Especially if we’re watching our weight. Read More

Are You the Same Person You Were in High School? Yes, it Matters!
1 month ago

Are You the Same Person You Were in High School? Yes, it Matters!

Whoever first said that life is like high school all the time sure hit the nail on the head.

An aside – Yes, I know that’s a cliché, but I love it. Because I know exactly how hard it is to hit the nail on the head when I’m trying to drive a nail into something!
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How to Feel Like a Millionaire Inside, No Matter What’s Going on Outside
1 month ago

How to Feel Like a Millionaire Inside, No Matter What’s Going on Outside

Recently, a reader of my Millionaire series commented that perhaps thinking like a millionaire isn’t something to be aspired to because “What’s so good about being acquisitive, status oriented and power hungry?” Read More

How to Recover from an Illness Luxuriously… Even if You Aren’t Made of Money
2 months ago

How to Recover from an Illness Luxuriously… Even if You Aren’t Made of Money

Being sick is never fun. There are two schools of being ill: “Stop the world I want to get off,” (that’s me) or the stoic, “It’s nothing,” and carry on. I don’t know how the “it’s nothing” people do it. My body and soul say, Arthur Miller style, “Attention must be paid.”
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Luxury Skincare on a Budget: 5 Ways to Make Your Skin Feel Like a Million Bucks
2 months ago

Luxury Skincare on a Budget: 5 Ways to Make Your Skin Feel Like a Million Bucks

Welcome to Part 2 of Millionaire Skincare! As I discussed in the previous article, there’s a whole new world of skincare out there. It’s fun and it’s affordable with new formulations and innovative, targeted products. Read More

Taking Care of Your Skin Makes You Feel Like a Millionaire
2 months ago

Taking Care of Your Skin Makes You Feel Like a Millionaire

Until recently, I had sort of given up on my skin. I felt, well, I’m 60-plus, I have wrinkles and sun damage and nothing can make those go away. I did my usual: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and didn’t give it much thought.
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How to Vacation Like a Millionaire with All-Inclusive Hotels
3 months ago

How to Vacation Like a Millionaire with All-Inclusive Hotels

I always travel like a millionaire – as in getting to and from a place – but I don’t always “vacation” like a millionaire. I’m perfectly fine with staying in a barebones eco-bungalow on the beach, or taking a rough and tumble road trip through the countryside and finding a B&B for the night. Because I live with a millionaire mentality, I always have a grand time. Read More

How to Dress Like a Millionaire, While Living on a Budget
3 months ago

How to Dress Like a Millionaire, While Living on a Budget

Welcome to another in my series of how to live like a millionaire on a retirement budget.

To start, there is no one way that a millionaire dresses. Because as we all know, there is no relation between having money and good taste. The good news is you don’t want to dress like a millionaire. What you really want is this – to feel like a million in your clothes. Read More