Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

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March 26, 2017

Colombia ranked in the top five of several categories in International Living’s 2017 Global Retirement Index, including healthcare and climate. The country’s turbulent past is well behind it, and today it’s a country that’s gaining the attention of people wanting to retire outside of the U.S. either full- or part-time.

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

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March 25, 2017

I don’t wear a watch. I have one (of course), but I don’t need it. In fact, I haven’t worn a watch in six years because our retirement in the Ecuadorian mountain city of Cuenca has given me back the gift of time. My husband, Mark, and I are so much more laidback; we’ve forgotten what stress feels like. The only time we feel it is when we go back to the States to visit family and friends.

“Life is Good” at $2,000 a Month in Costa Rica

“Life is Good” at $2,000 a Month in Costa Rica

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March 24, 2017

Costa Rica has been a destination for retirees and other expats going on four decades now. The benefits that drew those first pioneers all those years ago are still very much part of life in this little Central American gem. It ticks a lot of boxes. You can’t beat the weather, especially when you’ve just endured another chilly North American winter.

Skip Winter and Live Part Time in the Caribbean for $1,000 a Month

Skip Winter and Live Part Time in the Caribbean for $1,000 a Month

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March 22, 2017

For six months of the year, Owen Hughes spends his days wandering down to palm-tree-lined Sosua Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic. Sitting at a table in the shade of the palm trees, or enjoying the occasional swim or snorkel in the warm, turquoise water is a nice contrast to the cold winters back in Ontario.

Better Health and Adventure in Costa Rica for Less Than $2,000 a Month

Better Health and Adventure in Costa Rica for Less Than $2,000 a Month

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March 20, 2017

"It was the best move of my life," says Michael Harris of his new life in Costa Rica. "I feel like I'm living in technicolor now." Back in the States, Michael worked as a director for an IT company but was laid off in a corporate take-over.

“Comparing Our U.S. Living Costs to Our Nicaragua Costs is Comical”

“Comparing Our U.S. Living Costs to Our Nicaragua Costs is Comical”

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March 17, 2017

Nicaragua opened up a whole new world for Paul, Marisa, their two kids Owen, 11, and Abigail, 8, and their three dogs…not least in slashing their cost of living. “Comparing our expenses in the U.S. with Nicaragua is pretty comical,” says Marisa.