Freedom for Toni Putrino means working his own hours, doing what he is passionate about and having the time and energy to work toward his dream. And he’s found the perfect place to do all those things in northern Thailand.
“Bird heaven.” It’s often the first phrase that comes to mind when I’m in the El Valle region, just two hours by car from Panama City. On the western edge of the popular crater town is Potosí—a green oasis dotted with palms and flowering shrubs.
In the U.S., I had my daily routine. After work, I would head over to the fitness club to take a class or drop by the local yoga studio to balance out my cardio workouts.
In 1991, when I moved from California to work in the beginnings of the timeshare industry in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, it was a sleepy little fishing village with only one paved road.
As International Living's correspondent (I prefer the term, Tequila Marshal) for Mexico's Riviera Maya, I'm primarily tasked with reporting on the Peninsula's stunning Caribbean coast from Cancún, south to Tulum.
Paris has dozens of covered passages that date from the 19th century. These early walkways, which cut straight through the heart of a city block, were like early shopping malls...
Mexico, didn’t become the most popular expat retirement destination for U.S. citizens by accident.
We like to think of Puerto Vallarta, the resort town on Mexico's Pacific coast that we call home, as a simple place. Although it has a growing population, it has been able to maintain a small-town feel. People say good morning to one another and strangers are treated with kindness.
The chances are good right now that I won’t outlive my retirement funds. Fifteen years ago, I couldn’t have said that, because 16 years ago I was outspending myself and couldn’t save a dime. Then something big happened.
As I sit at my writing table on my oceanside veranda, staring at the lapping waves of the Pacific, gentle breezes blowing my hair, I am a 65-year-old, extremely happy roving retiree.