"We live in a mansion," says Victoria Roffenkauf. "Our lives are totally different than how they would be if we lived back in the U.S. No way would we have a home with a private pool and an elevator. That's insane."
It’s Happy Hour in Roatan’s West End…or at least it’s five o’clock somewhere, as the saying goes. Eddie is serving up the drinks, and the blender is running. First-timers get a tequila shot—on the house.
In 2013, my wife Jackie and I were approaching our 60s, and as time passed, the winters in Indiana seemed to be getting longer and causing more discomfort.
On a recent visit back to the U.S., I met some new friends at a party who wanted to know why my wife and I have been living outside the country for the past 15 years.
When my husband Michael reached 57 he decided he wanted to retire by the age of 60. While he loved his job, being the sole IT person for an engineering firm with offices in various locations around the country was stressful.
One of my favorite things about being an expat is all the opportunities I have to try new and different foods wherever I go. So on a recent visit to Mexico City I went to my favorite restaurant and tested my limits.
The decision has been made. You have unequivocally decided to make Panama your new home. Hopefully you traversed the country, renting as you went, until finding the area you would like to call home.
If I’m being honest, moving to Costa Rica wasn’t something I had planned. I wasn’t completely unhappy with my life in New Jersey. My job as a business development manager for a software company was easy enough and I had a 9-to-5 schedule with weekends free.
My Life changed completely when I became a travel blogger. Last year, I spent about 70% of my time traveling. That might sound like a bit much to some people but I love adventure...
Since leaving our all-American life in 2013, with three kids in tow, my husband and I have spent time in 23 countries and counting. As housesitters, more than half of our time wandering the globe has been rent free, which saves us an average of $2,500 a month...