In November 2015, my wife Vivien and I arrived, sight unseen, in Hua Hin, the tropical Thai beach town we now call home. We reassured ourselves that if it didn’t turn out to be the right spot for us, we had other options…
Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, located just south of the equator. Quito has so much culture and history to offer. My husband, Brian, and I live in a different area of Ecuador, but recently had an opportunity to...
On February 1, 2019, I experienced a serious health scare. When I was released from the hospital, my cardiologist told me my arteries were not good and I had clots in my legs and lungs. I asked what I should do regarding diet. He demonstrated with a gesture to zip my mouth shut. Not much help.
After a month of searching for our future home in Ecuador, my wife Monica and I, were back where we had started, in Quito’s Centro Histórico. Knowing that we had to wake up at 3 a.m. for the shuttle to whisk us off to the airport..
“We had been coming to the Mexican island of Isla Mujeres for a few years, mostly during the cold winter months and we loved it,” says Rob Goff, 59. “It was just right for us. It was getting harder to go back home.”
On a post-retirement trip through South America, decisions can sometimes come easily. “I took a bus to Medellín on Christmas Eve 2012, didn’t know anybody, didn’t speak very good Spanish either. I had a hotel room in Poblado for one night and I didn’t know a soul,”
“Life here is about the simple things,” says Mari-Ann Camp, 46, of her retirement haven home. Her husband, Jeff, 53, chimes in: “Going up to our rooftop bar for cocktails. The dogs running around. The easterly breeze helping to cool the afternoon.
It’s all very well and good thinking about how you’ll save money and embark on a new adventure when you retire overseas. But what will the actual, day-to-day activities of living abroad be like? This was a question that Bob asked himself before moving overseas. Here's what he found out.
Julie found her ideal new start on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast five years ago. She says the minute she stepped off the plane in Costa Rica, she knew she was home. It was beautiful, warm and sunny, and no one there knew her as a widow.
It’s possible to move abroad, find your paradise to enjoy for a few years, then move on and find another. That’s just what Sally did when she decided to move on from sunny Costa Rica to explore the world and wound up in the culture-rich city of Barcelona.