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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
If You Are Feeling Too Old to Travel, Say Hello to Slow Travel
1 week ago

If You Are Feeling Too Old to Travel, Say Hello to Slow Travel

I hadn’t been to Europe in many years, so I spontaneously decided to ‘dash’ across the pond with my carry-on and explore some new cities and countries. It would be just like the days of my youth: me, a carry-on, hopping on and off trains and trams, feeling light and free. Read More

Confessions of a Lonely Woman: Overcoming Loneliness Starts with Yourself
3 months ago

Confessions of a Lonely Woman: Overcoming Loneliness Starts with Yourself

A lonely woman. Aren’t these powerful, dare I say, almost ugly words? Conjuring up someone pathetic, perhaps? Someone you probably don’t want to know? Read More

Loving Life After 60: Are You Living Where Your Soul Feels at Home?
3 months ago

Loving Life After 60: Are You Living Where Your Soul Feels at Home?

I live in the tropical jungle and dream of cities and cold. A friend lives in an Edwardian, Edinburgh townhouse and dreams of a chic, modern glass dwelling at the beach. Read More

An Interview with a Retired Millionaire: Living Better for Less in Retirement
4 months ago

An Interview with a Retired Millionaire: Living Better for Less in Retirement

Today, I wanted to share an interview I had with a millionaire who has just retired. I wanted us to see how she thinks, how she lives, what she does. I hope it gives you some perspective about your life, your retirement savings and your relationship to money. Read More

Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement
4 months ago

Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement

I saw this as a little blurb in an AARP article: “When you eat out, do you order lobster or chicken?” I stopped cold. I order the chicken, of course. And now I’m annoyed with myself. Read More

What Boomers Can Learn from Millennials About Living Well on a Budget
4 months ago

What Boomers Can Learn from Millennials About Living Well on a Budget

We Boomers boomed. We had our day, dictating styles, trends, music, food. And debt.

In keeping with my series on living like a millionaire on a retirement budget, I want to share the techniques I’ve learned from my Millennial kids and their friends about living well when you don’t have money. Read More

Not So Guilty Pleasures: 3 Life Enhancers to Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks After 60
5 months ago

Not So Guilty Pleasures: 3 Life Enhancers to Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks After 60

Who doesn’t love it when they find a pleasure that’s absolutely free? Not only do I know I’ve treated myself to something wonderful, I feel very clever about it, which makes me feel, well, rich. And that is the whole point of my philosophy of living like a millionaire on a retirement budget. Read More

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life
6 months ago

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life

Welcome to another article in my series of How to live like a millionaire and my second article on anti-consumerism.

If I read one more article about downsizing and decluttering, I think I’ll scream. At first it was refreshingly liberating, this KonMari method of asking, “Does this item bring me joy?” – yes, you’re in; no you’re out. Boom! Read More

How to Handle the Fear of a Health Emergency While Traveling as an Older Woman
7 months ago

How to Handle the Fear of a Health Emergency While Traveling as an Older Woman

This is the scenario no one wants to imagine. I went on an Alaskan cruise, healthy and fit, and ended up leaving the ship in an ambulance for the emergency room of the local Ketchikan hospital. Read More

How “Fear-Setting” Can Change Your Life After 60
7 months ago

How “Fear-Setting” Can Change Your Life After 60

For the last few years, I’ve been paralyzed by the fears I create in my mind about moving away from a place where I’ve lived for 28 years. Read More

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