A Rich Life in Costa Rica with Panoramic Views, Friends, and Fun

A Rich Life in Costa Rica with Panoramic Views, Friends, and Fun

“We wanted to live in a place where we didn’t need heat or AC, outside of the hurricane belt, with ample water, a stable democratic government, and good healthcare,” says Jim Just, 73. “If you apply those parameters to countries of the world,” says Jim, “It narrows down the list quite a bit.” Costa Rica’s Central Valley region fit the bill.

Why This Low-Key Mexican Resort Town is the Ideal Snowbird Escape

Why This Low-Key Mexican Resort Town is the Ideal Snowbird Escape

They needed a change and a new adventure. After attending an International Living event in Mexico City in 2018, the small beach town of Huatulco, on Mexico’s far southern Pacific coast, caught their eye. The warm weather, the 330 days of sunshine, the seaside location, the active expat community, the great restaurant scene…it seemed perfect.

It’s Not Just Your Healthcare That’s Affordable in Mexico

It’s Not Just Your Healthcare That’s Affordable in Mexico

So we had gone in to see our regular doctor. Her recommended course of action was bloodwork, X-rays, and an EKG, along with a consultation with a cardiologist. We didn’t hesitate. Blood was drawn, X-rays taken, and the EKG conducted right there in the office. At 12 years old, the patient had been to the doctor enough to be used to being poked and prodded…

Happy Glamping in the Mountains of Mexico

Happy Glamping in the Mountains of Mexico

A classic camping experience. But not the usual location. In fact, it wasn’t camping at all really, rather “glamping” (glamorous camping). It’s a trend that has gained popularity around the world in recent years, featuring yurts on Big Sur in Northern California, luxury tents on African safari, and treehouses in the rainforests of southern Costa Rica...