Success in This Part of Ecuador is Guaranteed

My grandma, a legendary green thumb, once tried her hand at growing bananas. She was successful, producing exactly one banana... from a plant in a pot, in her living room, in Wisconsin, in the dead of winter. The bad news? I didn't inherit my grandmother's green thumb. The good news? Living in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, I don't need it. And neither will you because the area has such ideal growing conditions that anybody can be successful, even with little or no experience. Here's what you need to know to get started:

26 Ways to Know You’re Living in Paradise…

During the recent Powerball hype, a friend asked me if I won the lottery, would I move somewhere else? Sure I would! I would move anywhere...but only if you can find me a place that has... 1. Good weather, the kind that doesn’t require a furnace or A/C to cope—just a T-shirt and a sweatshirt. 2. Beautiful scenery...because life’s too short to live someplace ugly.