There is a lot to be said for choosing an established expat haven as your overseas retirement destination. When Gary and Gabrielle moved from the U.S. to Ajijic in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands, this is exactly what they found waiting for them.
There’s no rule that once you move overseas you need to stay in the same place. When Cathy decided to move from Cuenca to Cotacachi, she found something along the way that she hadn’t planned on.
The town of Ajijic, in the Lake Chapala region of Mexico, is a great choice if you want to move somewhere with a ready-and-waiting expat scene to welcome you. And when Miriam and her husband recently moved to Ajijic, this is exactly what they found.
Your retirement doesn’t have to mean sitting on your porch staring at the sunset (unless you want it to of course). When Fred left Los Angeles for a new life in Mexico, he found his life going in an unexpected new direction.
No two people move overseas the same way. For instance, everybody has a different idea as to what they need to bring with them. Canadian expat Janette did her downsizing before she left. She tells you her story, as well as the different strategies she has witnessed among her expat friends.
Rolling green hills, stretches of farmland with grazing sheep, rugged mountains, and breathtaking beaches are both inspiring and comforting. Tricia has found a more relaxed lifestyle in Portugal than anywhere she lived in the States.
Living on an island conjures up images of white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and no rush hour traffic.We all dream of one day retiring to a tropical paradise, buying a second home in a quaint beach town where its summer all year round...
Cotacachi is in the northern Andes mountains, just 45 minutes north of the country’s capital, Quito. Visitors enjoy magnificent mountain views while relishing spring-like weather year-round because of its proximity to the equator.
Home to 4.4 million people, New Zealand and its awesome landscapes are admittedly a long way from North America. But as our winter is their summer, you could consider retiring here part-time. In a pollution-free environment, it’s much easier to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Shannon has lived in the mountain town of Atenas for nine years and doesn't think she would live anywhere else. Here's why it has checked off everything on her list...