Before I started traveling a lot, I used to pack everything but the kitchen sink when I took a vacation for a week or two. I filled both a carry-on bag and a checked bag with too many shoes, a library worth of books, and outfits that would never see the light of day...
You wake up in the morning and decide you're tired of the view...so, you pick up and head to another natural beauty spot that takes your fancy. That's your reality when you live full-time in an RV (recreational vehicle). You get to choose your surroundings...and change them with the seasons.
A warm, clear blue-green sea lapping long, sandy beaches... Families eating and laughing together over slow, relaxed dinners with lashings of good food and even better wine... If you've ever watched a movie set in the Mediterranean, you might believe the region is solely a playground for the rich—the romping ground of Hollywood starlets like Brigitte Bardot. Scratch the surface and you'll discover that is definitely not the case—an adventure in the Mediterranean could be yours for less than you might think.
Colette Holmes and her husband, Nick, weren't planning a permanent move from Los Angeles to the Pacific beach town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. "We came because Nick was a baseball coach," Colette explains. "It was just a seasonal job. But after spending a little time here, we decided that we wanted to make a life in Costa Rica. We wanted a different life—a bit slower, a bit simpler." And that's what the couple got.
Conventional wisdom says that you have to get the travel bug out of your system early; that once you have children you have to abandon your overseas dreams—or at least shelve them until the kids grow up and leave the nest. But it’s just not true…and an increasing number of American families are proving it. Folks from all over the U.S. are bucking tradition and traveling the world with their kids—for a summer, a year, and longer.
The expats who've decided to make their home in Costa Rica have the right idea. This is a really great country. The beaches are fabulous...the jungle is amazing...and you can eat the healthiest, freshest food imaginable. Plus it's full of opportunity for creating an income. Internet services are good...tourism is booming...and there's a need for all manner of services.
The 2014 Fast Track Costa Rica Conference is over and done with - and as expected, it was a roaring success. I'd wager the people who attended this conference were people who had read and heard about Costa Rica's breath-taking natural beauty, very affordable cost of living, and the Pura Vida lifestyle—and were interested in seeing if it's somewhere where they could enjoy a happier retirement for less than what they are paying at home.
When it comes to figuring out U.S. taxes, there's no one I trust more than Nick Hodges. That's why, whenever I have a question about anything tax-related that you need to know about, I turn to him for a clear, concise, easy-to-understand explanation. His credentials are impressive—he has more professional qualifications than you can shake a stick at: CPA/PFS, MBA, and CFP.
I can't give you one good reason why Americans and Canadians are coming in droves to Ecuador...because there are dozens of very good reasons. There are so many that I can't list them all here...but based on a recent trip there, I can tell you what some of the best reasons to live in Ecuador are.
Just this month, I took an editorial trip to Ecuador to scout out what opportunities it offers to you today. I’m happy to report that it still has everything that you could look for in retirement and more—beautiful, temperate weather in the highlands and hotter weather toward the coast; warm, friendly people (expats and locals Read more...: The Easiest Way to Plan a Trip to Ecuador