With temperatures in the mid-80s F, habitually warm Caribbean waters on all sides, and a perpetual sea breeze accompanied by the trills of soaring sea birds, Mexico’s Isla Mujeres maintains a loyal complement of full-time residents and seasonal snowbirds.
Exchanging your existing life for a brand-new life, in another country, is a really big deal. For many, moving overseas provides a grand and wonderful adventure while significantly reducing living expenses and offering an overall improvement in lifestyle.
While most people would consider a car accident bad luck, Mike Sasuta describes the accident he was involved in while visiting Cancún in 1997 as the best thing that ever happened to him. He wound up staying several months to recover, and during this time he fell in love with a woman and the famed Mexican city.
Thirty years in the food industry had brought Tim success, but it was also taking its toll, and the symptoms were beginning to show. He needed a change—a big change. Switching gears, he went in search of a more low-key life in Mexico.
Surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and only eight miles off the coast of Cancún, Isla (as the locals call it) enjoys traditional Caribbean weather, with plenty of sunshine.
Our move to Ecuador back in 2012 was our first expat experience, but it wasn’t to be our last. Ecuador’s climate was perfect for us, and the people were friendly and accepting. In fact, our move to Ecuador was the ideal place to begin our expat lives..
“We had been coming to the Mexican island of Isla Mujeres for a few years, mostly during the cold winter months and we loved it,” says Rob Goff, 59. “It was just right for us. It was getting harder to go back home.”
Having now lived outside the U.S. for nearly seven years, I am frequently asked by my friends back in the States if living outside the U.S. is safe. That prompts an internal chuckle that I find tough to stifle...
Who hasn't dreamed of getting away from it all, finding your own quiet spot, and building your ideal home? Don's dream took him to the small village of Ek'Balam two hours drive from Cancun in Mexico's Yucatan.
After years spent searching for her perfect overseas retirement destination—a quest that had her visiting Ecuador, Belize, and Mexico—CheryLynn Ferrari, 63, found exactly what she was looking for.“Now I live in San Nicolás de Ibarra, a small town near Lake Chapala, in Mexico. The people here are amazing...