As savvy travelers, they've discovered the secret to drastically reducing travel costs by staying rent-free in alluring locations. In exchange for watching over the pets of the homeowners, they get full use of luxury homes, without paying anything for it.
For years, I dreamed of moving abroad to live more simply, with less stress and a less expensive lifestyle. Somewhere I could enjoy my retirement (although not quite yet) and not worry about crunching numbers. My journey to Costa Rica started in 2011, on a scuba-diving trip to Guanacaste, north of San José. I knew Read more...: A Happy Heart on a Budget of $1,300 a Month
A travel-and adventure-filled retirement might not be for everyone, but for Chip and his wife, Bonny, it has been a life-changing experience. Six years ago, they left the comfort and security of their home in Florida to explore the world and they haven’t looked back...
Globetrotters fall in love with history-steeped cobblestone streets, lined with colorful houses set against a backdrop of vibrant Maya culture and dramatic volcanic scenery. This is La Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, colonial city, and former capital cradled in the Panchoy Valley...
The colonial city of Antigua in the Central highlands of Guatemala has a thriving expat community. It’s no surprise that foreigners choose to live here full- or part-time. They enjoy the history-steeped cobbled streets and a vibrant culture. Visitors often extend their stay, swapping family home stays or hotel accommodation for short or long-term rentals in Antigua.
"You live in San Juan del Obispo? That’s my favorite village around here. You’re so lucky to live there.” That’s the typical response I get from both locals and expats in the area when I mention where I live.
A flourishing expat community has evolved over the years as adventurous spirits from all over the globe set their wandering feet to rest, seduced by the charm and easy living in Antigua, Guatemala.