Let’s face it…the good old days of sitting in your local travel agency while your agent searched for the best deals available are all but gone. Today, travelers are left to their own devices.
You may not have considered it, but you may have a right to become a citizen of more than one country—and doing so could change your life for the better. Under U.S. law, upheld by several U.S. Supreme Court decisions, “dual citizenship” (holding a second citizenship) does not jeopardize U.S. citizenship.
You are middle-aged. Your net worth is meager. Your income is barely sufficient to meet expenses… And those expenses are going up. The War on Cash is looming. Economists are predicting things will get worse. What can you do?
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.
No matter the season, it always feels like spring to me here on the sunny shores of Lake Chapala in the heart of Mexico. It's the colors, I think. The robin's egg blue sky, the soft green leaves on the trees and vines.
"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.
"I think commuting is a waste of time. And I don't like fluorescent lights or uncomfortable business socks," says Jon Anderson, who works remotely in the field of IT. "The internet came around when I was first starting my career.
Paula has been in love with San Miguel, an artsy town in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands, ever since she first visited in 2012. The town’s vibrant arts scene, colonial architecture, and temperate climate kept her coming back for years before she moved down permanently last year.
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.
Costa Rica is indeed a “rich coast.” That’s what Christopher Columbus called it—Costa Rica—when he discovered this paradise. And every travel show on TV focuses on the beach life as tourists swarm the shores for vacations filled with swimming, sunning, and surfing.