International Living Radio
Welcome to International Living Radio—IL’s most recent medium to bring you information on the best places to live, retire, travel and invest overseas.
Tune in to International Living Radio to listen to IL’s special products editor, Dan Prescher, as he brings you information on cost of living, health care, property deals, climate and general day-to-day living from the best retirement havens in the world.
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What’s it like to win a free month abroad to test-drive your retirement in some exotic location? Mike and Susan Herron know… they’re this year’s winners of International Living’s Win Your Dream Retirement Overseas contest. If you haven’t seen Mike and Susan’s audition tape for the contest you really should… You can see it here. It won Mike and Susan a month in Coronado, Panama on International Living’s dime, and as you’ll hear, they’re making the most of it.
Costa Rica has so much name recognition that almost everyone has some idea about this tropical paradise even if they’ve never been there. Jason Holland has not only been there, but lives there with his wife and family and scouts this country, a perennial expat favorite, relentlessly for International Living.
Ann Kuffner first started dreaming of living in Belize full-time when she was in her 20s…but it wasn’t until six years ago, at the age of 57, that she finally left behind the corporate life in the U.S. to enjoy all that the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye has to offer.
Hi, I’m Dan Prescher. Want a great example of how to move your family AND career to a tropical paradise? Look no further than Jason Holland, who lives and works in one of the most beautiful spots in Costa Rica with his wife and two young children. Jason made his move abroad in the middle of a job crisis, a world economic downturn AND the arrival of his second child…
Attila Gyuris, or AT as his friends call him, can safely qualify as an adventurer… a commercial pilot and motorcycle enthusiast from California, he not only rode his motorcycle on a solo trip through Mexico and Central America to Ecuador when he relocated, he also flies Sikorsky freight helicopters in the Amazon and commercial transport helicopters on Ecuador’s coast.
Hi, I’m Dan Prescher. Building a business from the ground up is a challenge no matter where you try it, but Ralph and Renda Hewitt managed to do it in beautiful San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, and now they operate one of the most popular inns on the bay. But that’s not the only iron Ralph and Renda have in the fire, as you’ll hear…
Hi, I’m Dan Prescher. Seven years ago, Warren Ogden relocated to Granada, Nicaragua, but not to retire. In fact, Warren is a few decades away from retirement age, so kicking back was definitely not on his radar. He saw Granada as a new home, not only for him, but for his health and wellness business as we. Now Warren’s gym, spa, and yoga studio, Pure, is a fixture of the Granada scene staffed and used by expats and locals alike.
David now makes his home in Uruguay and helps International Living readers keep up with that beautiful little country. We catch up with David and ask him about his new life in Uruguay on this edition of Finding Your Overseas Paradise.
It’s a long way from Deadwood, South Dakota, to Atenas, Costa Rica, but Tom and Kay Costello made the move nine years ago and have never looked back. In fact, the little bakery and restaurant they started in Atenas is now the nerve center of the expat community there… sooner or later you’ll meet everybody there is to meet at Kay’s Gringo Postres.
Panama is a perennial favorite among expats looking for a better life abroad, and achieving Panamanian residency just got a lot easier. A new visa program began in June that not only cuts the cost, but also cuts the time it takes to get Panamanian residency. Panama attorney and legal expert Rainelda Mata-Kelly has already helped clients start this process.
Doug provides our attendees with the Canadian perspective on living, working, and investing abroad, and some of the topics we cover today might just surprise you even if you’re not from north of the border. Doug Hendler gives us the facts on this edition of Finding Your Overseas Paradise.
Heard the news about Uruguay? I’m Dan Prescher and today I’m talking to a guy that you should know if Uruguay is on your radar screen. Juan Fischer is managing partner at the law firm of Fischer & Schickendantz, and what he doesn’t know about residency, tax, and investment in Uruguay probably isn’t worth knowing.
When you talk about Panama, you’ll often find that you’re talking about all the things that make a place a tropical paradise. Panama is hugely popular with U.S. and Canadian expats, and for good reasons. But like any place else, having experienced legal help on your side is critical, even in Paradise.
I’m Dan Prescher for International Living, and this week I’m talking to Nick Hodges—a guy who specializes in helping U.S. expats navigate the minefield of rules and regulations and properly file their taxes no matter where in the world they live or what their financial situation is.
Want to know what it takes to start a business abroad? David English wrote the book. David moved to Mendoza, Argentina, in 2003 with a love of the Argentine culture and some deep insights into what it takes for a foreign entrepreneur to make it overseas. His new book tells the stories of 10 successful entrepreneurs making their dreams come true in Mendoza’s beautiful wine country.
Jason Gaspero got the travel bug early…and before he was in his 30s, he’d been more places on the globe than most people ever dream of going. And luckily for Jason, he found a job that gave him the freedom to travel wherever he wanted.
For Tuey Murdock and her family, Nicaragua is the place that has it all… Stunning Pacific coast beaches, a great cost of living, excellent medical facilities, and a way of life that lets them relax and enjoy the natural wonders they find all around them.
Jack and his wife, Debbie, had it made in the States and they could have retired anyplace they chose. But when it came down to quality of life and value for money, they chose to retire to Cotacachi, Ecuador.
Donna Tabor joined the Peace Corps 16 years ago, and her first station was Granada, Nicaragua. She’s been there ever since.
Mike Sager says the Ecuador coast is like the California coast used to be… beautiful and cheap. He ought to know…he’s a California native who now makes his living as a real estate consultant between the beautiful beaches just north of Guayaquil.
Sarah Booth’s travels have given her the perfect portable career…overseas rentals. She has rental properties in Mexico, Panama, Colombia and throughout Latin America, and she handles most of the management online.
Glynna Prentice is International Living’s Mexico Editor for a reason…she loves the country and she loves to report back to IL readers regularly on the benefits of living in Mexico.
Robert Abuda and Erich Briehl started out in Canada and ended up in Mexico. With portable careers and a passion for renovation, Robert and Erich can settle anywhere they choose…and right now they’re based in Merida.
John and Pamela Solomon almost opened a restaurant in upstate New York…until they found a place that called their hearts…Placencia, Belize. Now their restaurant, Rumfish, is one of the most popular on the peninsula.
Paul and Kelly German had great lives back in Canada. But they found that Belize offered them a great lifestyle with a year-round summer and they could build their nest egg much faster than they could back home.
Scott and Nancy Rifenbark and their kids had a dream… to someday live and work in a tropical paradise. They found the answer to that dream faster than they thought…in Belize.
The life paths of Kate Barron and Gary DeRose were about as far apart as they could be…until they crossed in Merida, Mexico. In this weeks’ episode, they tell us what brought them to Mexico’s beautiful and historic Yucatan capital and how they’ve made themselves at home there.
Being raised in Mexico City and writing extensively about the Caribbean, and Belize in particular, has given Don a unique insight into the benefits of living abroad.
Roger Petersen is a native Costa Rican. He has lived throughout Latin America and was raised and educated in the U.S., so he knows the visa, real estate, and other legal issues from both sides.
Patrice Wynne now lives in San Miguel de Allende, and her unique take on life and business in central Mexico is an inspiration to anyone who thinks that the challenge of starting over is one to be savored.
Investing in international real estate has never been more profitable…or more varied and confusing. Finding the gems among all the possibilities on markets around the world is a daunting task, but it’s what Ronan McMahon does best.
Adele Aguirre and Nic Lavroff came to Mexico from completely different directions. But once this successful businesswoman and this established fine art photographer found each other in Merida, the synergies were obvious.
Retirees Stephen Johnson and Linda Murdock had some very specific location and lifestyle requirements…not least of which was Linda’s surf habit.
Find out from real estate expert Margaret Summerfield of Pathfinder International the areas on the planet where she has her eye today.
When Winton Churchill left the U.S. for Huatulco, Mexico, it wasn’t with the intention of starting an entirely new career. But a sudden shift to a warm, laid-back tropical paradise only gave Winton yet another idea for earning a living…one that works from anywhere on earth…and one that he’s now teaching to other people. We’ll learn what it is and how Winton Churchill incorporated it into his overseas experience in this week’s Finding Your Overseas Paradise.
In 2001, he took an early retirement in the U.S. and moved to Cuenca, Ecuador. Since then, he and his partner, Julie, have lived and traded real estate throughout South America, most recently in Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. Today he joins us to talk about his own strategies for living the expat life on Finding Your Overseas Paradise.
Ron and Terresa Moore from CA worked hard for 30 years, saving consistently for retirement. But when the economic crisis wiped out two-thirds of their nest egg, they decided to trade up overseas. Today they’re living better than ever in Ecuador—with enough funds to have a condo in the mountains and one on the beach, too. This week they share their story…
In this podcast, IL editor Dan Prescher interviews Jessica Ramesch, International Living’s Panama expert. Listen in to find out why Panama City is such a rich place to live, why close-in Pacific-coast beaches make sense, where to go for really low-cost living, how the pensionado program gains you discounts and residency, and more.
In today’s Podcast, IL editor Dan Prescher, interviews a world class chef from Israel, Eyal Ben Menachem. Ben traveled a lot around the world before ending up in Costa Rica. He now works as a chef in a B&B on the shores of Lake Arenal.
When Andy and Fran Brown were laid off in 2008, they knew their savings wouldn’t stretch in the U.S. – so they started to research their options and they ended up in Costa Rica. In this podcast, Dan Prescher chats to Andy and Fran about their new life overseas.