When the frigid winds and wet, heavy snows of winter threaten the northern state of Wisconsin, Gary and Mary Beth Vanlankvelt head south… All the way south to the small, tropical island of Isla Mujeres, off Mexico’s Caribbean coast...
“I have lived in and visited many wonderful places in my life. But only two that were magical to me, where I felt an immediate feeling that I belonged there,” says expat Paula Nunes. “San Francisco in the late ‘60s. And San Miguel de Allende in 2012.”
Each morning when I wake up in my three-bedroom home in Toluca, Mexico, I have to stop and pinch myself. Before I make my coffee, before I walk my dog around the neighborhood, before I go shopping for fresh produce for the day, I have to make sure I’m actually awake.
When my husband Dan’s mother passed away, we realized that we had entered a new phase of our lives. We had no more parents to take care of, and as two career educators from Texas, our days of teaching were almost behind us. For the first time in years, we felt free.
Being downsized from my job as a medical rep for a pharmaceutical company was the catalyst that changed our lives forever. In 1999, my husband, Rick, and I exchanged our hectic corporate life in Calgary, Canada, for a more relaxed one in Huatulco, Mexico.
My friend and I visited Fiji in November 2015, taking in the sights and sounds of the Suncoast, meeting wonderful people, going on adventures…and taking pictures. I'd bought an underwater camera, specifically for this trip.
“No matter what the day, there are many beautiful beaches or cenotes (underground, fresh-water springs perfect for swimming) I can visit after a day of work. The weather is always warm and there is always something fun to do—more cenotes to discover or another snorkeling adventure to experience.
As our stay in the South of France draws to a close, my husband Bill and I are soaking up the spring sunshine and taking in the views of the rolling farmland, which seem to flow like waves on an ocean. We will miss our temporary home but there is another one awaiting us in <a class="more-link" href="https://internationalliving.com/ive-explored-europe-without-paying-for-accommodation-fyl/">Read more...<span class="screen-reader-text">: I’ve Explored Europe…Without Paying for Accommodation</span></a>
When asked what kind of life they had before coming to Mexico, Susan Chamberlin of Luna Serena farm answers, “Before there was no life, just work at an office. Now it’s a full life, complemented with work we enjoy.”
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I’ve traveled to Cali, which is known as a “City of Eternal Summer” in Colombia, several times over the past seven years. With its low cost of living, a comfortable summer-like climate, undervalued real estate, many things to do nearby, and dependable infrastructure available...
"Don't be ridiculous, we'll never buy a place in Thailand." That was my emphatic reply, when my partner Karen tried to persuade me to check out the demo suite in the building under construction next to our vacation hotel.
I have traveled to Bucaramanga, which is known as a “City of Eternal Spring” in Colombia, several times over the past seven years. And I don’t understand why this attractive and small city in Colombia hasn’t been discovered by more foreigners.
After eight years of snow-birding between Toronto and Guanajuato, John Bailey (divorced) made a life-changing decision. He put his house on the market, sold up and made the move to Mexico permanently.
Since her early 20s, Joan Whyte has enjoyed buying and renovating houses in her home city of Calgary, Canada, with the view to rent them out. With the rise of property prices in the city she soon realized she could retire in her early 50s, thanks to the good rents pulled in by her three properties.
Alan Wells is not your typical gringo living in Panama. Most expats cite the agreeable climate, affordable real estate, and money-saving retirement program as reasons to move there...
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