“I Am Living a Life That I Could Never Have Afforded Back Home.”

“I Am Living a Life That I Could Never Have Afforded Back Home.”

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April 28, 2017

When Aaron Brabham decided to move to the Colombian city of Medellín nearly a year and a half ago, he knew exactly what type of place he wanted to live in. “I’m really a penthouse kind of guy,” he says. “I was looking to live in the lap of luxury for much less than I could back in the U.S.”

A Relaxed Pace of Life and Rent of $550 a Month in Beach-Town Nicaragua

A Relaxed Pace of Life and Rent of $550 a Month in Beach-Town Nicaragua

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April 27, 2017

“I wanted to live well with less,” says Judith LaRoue of what drew her to a new life abroad. “I wanted to enjoy the life I love and believed I could do that better here in Nicaragua.” Judith, 70, a retired educator, pastor, counselor, Montessori teacher, and self-professed “jack of all trades,” moved to Nicaragua last year.

Two Jacuzzis, a Rooftop Pool, and a Monthly Budget of $2,000

Two Jacuzzis, a Rooftop Pool, and a Monthly Budget of $2,000

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April 26, 2017

From the rooftop terrace of her luxury condo, Lori Gold gazes toward the Caribbean Sea before sliding into the warm water of her rooftop pool. “Honestly, it’s like I live in a postcard,” she says. “A place like this would cost way more than I could afford in Toronto. Plus, you can’t get a place on the Caribbean in Canada.

I Embraced a Different Kind of Life in Low-Cost Loja, Ecuador

I Embraced a Different Kind of Life in Low-Cost Loja, Ecuador

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April 22, 2017

I moved to Ecuador not knowing the language. What’s more, I moved to Loja, a city with very few expats, where most locals don’t speak English. Surrounded by a language I didn’t know, I felt a little like a deer in the headlights at first. Moving to Loja is a jump-into-the-deep-end, sink-or-swim kind of expat experience…and I loved it.

I Retired Early Thanks to Ecuador’s Affordability

I Retired Early Thanks to Ecuador’s Affordability

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April 20, 2017

Nearly four years ago, my husband, Brian, and I decided to pull the pin and move from Ontario, Canada to Cotacachi, Ecuador. This is not all that uncommon…except that we were 45 and 33 years old respectively. The main question that people asked me was “What are you going to do with yourself; you’re too young to retire?”

How Living in Easy-Going Ecuador Has Changed Me

How Living in Easy-Going Ecuador Has Changed Me

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April 19, 2017

When you live in another country, every once in a while something happens that makes you stop for a moment and realize how much you have been changed by the experience. My wife, Rita, and I have been living in Salinas on the sunny southern coast of Ecuador for three years now, so this has happened to us a few times before.

I Could Never Afford This “Private Beach” Paradise in the U.S.

I Could Never Afford This “Private Beach” Paradise in the U.S.

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April 18, 2017

My wife, Heidi, and I moved to Ecuador from Utah just over a year ago. We wanted to swap the regular routine back home for a more stimulating, affordable lifestyle. We first lived in the beach community of Bahia de Caraquez but moved to the temperate mountain city of Cuenca last April.