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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 Travel in Your 60s Tires You Out, Try Slow Travel
2 months ago

If Travel in Your 60s Tires You Out, Try Slow Travel

In a previous article, I introduced the concept of slow travel. It’s about traveling less and seeing more. Doing less and enjoying it more. Or staying longer and well, traveling more slowly. Today, I’m sharing more ideas for traveling comfortably in today’s harried environment. Read More

If You Are Feeling Too Old to Travel, Say Hello to Slow Travel
2 months 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
5 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?
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
9 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

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