My husband, Alex, and I recently sold everything (house, cars, furniture), quit our jobs, and set out from Seattle to travel the world full time. We saved up a bit of money and didn’t plan on working abroad so we had to learn how to travel smart and not overpay.
With cerulean blue waters, coral-sand beaches, and lush mountain retreats, the Philippines has much to recommend it as a travel and retirement destination. And if you’re in the mood to celebrate, head to the Philippines this January.
You want to move abroad. You want to retire, buy a second home, or expose your grandchildren to a different environment, or start a business overseas. But...but...the language. How will you ever get a job, run a business, or make friends if you can't speak the language?
"I had only planned on living in Santa Marta for a year to improve my Spanish," explains Lisa Anderson, "but seven years and two daughters later I am loving my life here." It´s easy to understand why Lisa loves living in Colombia's up-and-coming Caribbean coastal city.
“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?" I live in Costa Rica and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is...I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.
When I started freelancing over 15 years ago it was tough to get going, but the landscape back then was very different. I remember printing up business cards, and going to chamber of commerce meetings in an attempt to find clients that would need my services.
From Spanish, tranquilo roughly translates to "be calm," and in the beautiful town of Boquete...it's hard not to be. Boquete is a haven for expats, with magnificent scenery, an affordable cost of living, and a climate that's never too hot or never too cold. When asked by friends in the U.S. to describe it, only one word comes to mind...
After spending time visiting Central America, Shawn and Shena Lockwood decided that a permanent move there was the change they needed from their home in Utah. As passionate surfers, they wanted to live near the ocean and enjoy their favorite sport more regularly.
What a beautiful moment. Humpback whales weave through the crystal water as I tap away on my laptop. My friend takes a more ecstatic approach and jumps up and down, beckoning for my attention. I'm on Contadora Island, a one hour, 45-minute ferry-ride (or 20-minute flight) from Panama City.
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When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view. "I originally planned to put $100,000 down on a place and finance the rest...
Lance and Mary Miller both grown up in small towns, he in Iowa and she in Maryland. "We appreciated the simplicity and intimacy of living in a small community," Mary says. Mary had been a nurse for many years and Lance had a career in the military and lived in several countries.
David, the capital city of Panama's Chiriquí province, has a wide selection of housing choices throughout its bustling districts. But if you travel a little outside the city limits you'll discover a more relaxed environment—if that big city vibe isn't for you.
Earlier this evening I walked across a plaza to meet a friend. There was an elegantly outfitted brass band playing for a group of dignitaries. The centuries-old Hotel Central—newly restored to its former glory—was the perfect backdrop. Locals hung out in the gazebo and on benches around the plaza, enjoying the impromptu show.
When you first look at real estate websites you might get the impression that Panama's Chiriquí province is beyond your budget. But discovering great deals is only a matter of being in Panama and hitting the pavements.
I wake up to the sound of birds, the sun shining through the windows that line my bedroom. It has become my habit to get up and throw open the front door before doing anything else. All day long that door stays open, the terrace outside seamlessly flowing into the interior of my wood cabin.
The Cayo District, in the foothills of Belize's Maya Mountains, is a region of meandering rivers that flow seaward through dense jungles. Majestic ceiba trees, sacred to the Maya, stand tall and proud on the hilltops of the fertile Mennonite farmland.
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