Remember back when you were young and everything was possible? You could do anything, be anybody, go anywhere. In recent years, more than once, I found myself longing for those days and that feeling. After spending more than 30 years working in a high-pressure career as a healthcare executive, I’d had enough.
“I was drawn to live in a place surrounded by mountains,” says Todd Morrill. Although originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Todd, 36, attended college in Boulder, Colorado and became enamored with the beauty and tranquility of the mountains. It was this love of the mountains that ultimately brought him to Colombia.
A short 45-minute ride from downtown Medellin in Colombia, Rick and Marsha Snow have found their slice of heaven. They are renting a house in the town of Giradota while building their dream home there. Amazingly, the value of their lot has doubled in the two years since they bought it.
After years of promising ourselves that “someday”…“in the future”…“later” we would have a different lifestyle, my husband, Mike, and I finally boarded a plane to go in search of our piece of paradise. On the advice of an acquaintance we met while checking out Ecuador, we decided to “swing by” Medellín, a neighbouring city in Colombia, for a couple of weeks.