Edd Staton is International Living's Cuenca, Ecuador correspondent. After he and his wife Cynthia were both downsized from successful careers in 2008, they decided to explore options to retire early and live abroad. But they feared there was no place on the planet that could fulfill their seemingly impossible "wish list."
Their research turned up a location they had never heard of, in a country they knew next to nothing about--Cuenca, Ecuador. Intrigued that this small UNESCO World Heritage City appeared to offer everything they were seeking, an exploratory trip was immediately booked. A year later, in May 2010, Cuenca became their home and has exceeded all expectations.
Edd is a frequent contributor to IL publications, and he and Cynthia are the Cuenca representatives at IL conferences. Edd also regularly contributes to International Living's Ecuador Facebook page.