Congratulations to Americans Barry and Denise Luckenbach, who took top prize in International Living’s Win A Dream Retirement Overseas competition.
The couple will spend a month “test driving” an early retirement in Cuenca,Ecuador, all expenses paid. Their prize includes round-trip airfare for two, a 4-week stay in a furnished apartment and $1,500 spending money.
Originally from New Jersey, Barry and Denise have lived in Hawaii for the past 31 years. He’s an elementary school teacher and she works at a brokerage firm. Travel enthusiasts, they have visited 45 countries and lived abroad for a time years ago, when Barry took a teaching assignment in Holland.
Now they are interested in retiring to Ecuador to lower their cost of living, improve their quality of life and reduce their stress level. The couple believes that by moving overseas to a place where the cost of living is much lower than it is in Hawaii, they will be able to retire years earlier than they planned.
Barry and Denise will report on their experiences here at International Living, sharing details about how much things cost, what they do to stay busy, impressions of Cuenca and living overseas, likes, frustrations, pleasant surprises, and more.
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International Living received more than 600 video entries for the Win a Dream Retirement Overseas contest. The standard was very high and editors report it was a tough decision deciding on the finalists.
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