My wife, Diane, and I are completing our fifth year living outside the U.S. We began our expat lives in a tiny village on Ecuador’s northern coast. It was a great place for us to start but, after a couple of years, it was time to try something else.
The small country of Belize lies at the northern tip of Central America where it borders the southern part of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea...
As International Living's correspondent (I prefer the term, Tequila Marshal) for Mexico's Riviera Maya, I'm primarily tasked with reporting on the Peninsula's stunning Caribbean coast from Cancún, south to Tulum.
Mexico, didn’t become the most popular expat retirement destination for U.S. citizens by accident.
Along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, on the eastern shore of the Yucatán Peninsula, lies an 80-mile stretch of stunning, palm-studded, sugar-sand beach known as the Riviera Maya. Kissed by the warm, tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea, this stretch of...
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.
As I write about my life here in Cancún, Mexico, it seems like a fairytale and yet, it's very real. The first thing I see every morning, even before getting out of bed, is a clear, unobstructed view of the shimmering, aquamarine Caribbean Sea...just beyond the pool.
I never imagined that the brutal, financial knock-out punch my wife, Diane, and I absorbed back in 2008 would turn out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to us. It gave us the push we needed to leave the U.S. and begin our new lives overseas.
If travel is for fun and casual exploration is what you’re after, then a great way to save money when traveling is to restrict your visits to restaurants. Choose instead to visit local markets and grocery stores, purchasing fresh ingredients to create your own meals.
From the rooftop terrace of her luxury condo, Lori Gold gazes toward the Caribbean Sea before sliding into the warm water of her rooftop pool. “Honestly, it’s like I live in a postcard,” she says. “A place like this would cost way more than I could afford in Toronto. Plus, you can’t get a place on the Caribbean in Canada.