I hear you're looking for a portable income to help you move overseas. I don't blame you. Why live where you don't want to...when you can live anywhere? The beaches of Central American are on your doorstep...Southeast Asia has some beautiful—and low-cost—places where you can set up home...and the cultures of Europe are waiting to be explored.
We first met Laura and Joel (not their real names) a decade ago on the shores of Mexico’s Lake Chapala, where they were vacationing. He was retired and she was happily working as a network television sales executive. He wanted her to quit her job and move to Mexico with him and she was having none of it.
"I'm no world adventurer," says Richard Marazzi. "I'm just a guy with a laptop who can run my company from anywhere there's an internet connection...and has had some incredible experiences because of it.
Whatever your personal opinion on gun ownership in the United States, there’s no denying that millions of U.S. residents feel a great fondness for their ﬁrearms. So it should come as no surprise that many aspiring expats want to bring their guns with them to their new home.
I don’t mind making sacrifices or shouldering a burden if I know that it’s moving me forward to where I want to be. But I was miserable in my job and I really couldn’t stand my predicament.
Laying under a palm tree on a tropical beach is a fantasy many people only act out during vacation or retirement. Sure, we would all love to live in paradise long before our twilight years, but, so the thinking goes, it’s far from feasible. Not so. In fact, more and more hard-working North Americans have begun to redefine their life parameters and are moving abroad to exotic locations before retirement. How? By opening businesses that support their lives abroad in the country of their dreams.
Bogota, Colombia has a pace, rhythm, culture, and dialect all its own. It's home to three of the region's leading universities, two prominent symphonies, dozens of museums, art galleries, and performance centers. Living here you'll have a calendar full of social, cultural, sports, and historical commemoration events.
These days, Michael Hayden is often found strolling the colorful, cobbled streets of his adopted home, Granada, one of the oldest Spanish colonial towns in the Americas. “There’s no other place like Granada. It has a solid center…you can walk in any direction and see beautiful homes. You have impressive Mombacho Volcano in view over the streets and a steady flow of breezes from Lake Nicaragua,” says Michael.
Sometimes a dying business leads to a new life. It did for Tom Boylan from Denver. "Now I have this incredible sense of freedom that I can do what I want, go where I want and enjoy life how I choose," he says.
Living or travelling abroad for extended periods of time is something most only dream of...and for good reason. It certainly was for me seven years ago. However as I write this, I am sitting in a high-rise in Panama, having just arrived from six weeks of sunshine and warm weather on the Pacific coast of Mexico.