The country with the best weather in Europe according to our 2017 Global Retirement Index has proven itself a huge draw for retirees—it’s an especially popular retirement spot for other Europeans thanks to its sunny yet varied climate, which ranges from cool and moist in the north, to hot and dry in the south.
The biggest deciding factor for many people in choosing a retirement destination is climate. Retiring to a warm-weather paradise is infinitely preferable to spending your days shoveling snow and scraping windshields.
Last Friday afternoon, as I feasted on a gooey piece of apple strudel, I watched as throngs of children armed with large water guns hoisted foam at passers-by.
This week I’m in Panama once again, a place near and dear to my heart for many reasons. My wife and I lived there happily back in the middle of the last decade, and we loved all the things about Panama that every other expat loves…
As a consultant to large corporations, I work with clients who ask for and use my expert advice to make important decisions. My wife, Abbe, also is a consultant to people who use her help to move.
I remember days when I would watch movies full of beautiful people in exotic settings and wonder when—if ever—I would get to travel and see the world. White sand and swaying palms ringed by clear, baby blue waters made me feel more than a twinge of envy.
One of the biggest reasons expats move to Panama is the cost of living. I can include myself in that group. Most expats I know have moved to Panama because of the affordability of maintaining the lifestyle they want.
I’m going to be completely honest: I’m a little hesitant to write this. I’ve discovered a gem of a destination that has completely captured my soul…and I’m not sure I want to share it with the world.
The secret is out. One more off-the-beaten-track pieces of paradise is emerging in Panama and, in my opinion, it boasts the most breathtaking scenery in all of this beautiful country.
My wife, Abbe, and I moved to Pedasí, Panama, full time in the Fall of 2016. We had been coming to the village for three years and purchased a small house in mid-2015. We love our new home and here are some fundamental reasons why.