For years, I dreamt of moving to Ecuador...of living on the warm, tropical shores of the deep blue Pacific. But after years of simply "dreaming" about it, my wife, Heidi and I realized we had to set ourselves a deadline and simply go...or we never would.
It's 10 a.m. and I've already had time to drop the kids off at school...take in a morning Zumba class in a studio overlooking the canyon...and enjoy a café con leche (coffee with milk), holadre (a Panamanian breakfast pastry), and vegetable omelet during my morning "business meeting" with my husband.
More and more people who want to move to Mexico say that they can’t afford to stop working. Rather than give up their dream, how about this option: Start a business in Mexico. Mexico welcomes entrepreneurs who can create jobs and fill market niches.
All over the world, folks of all ages are turning their backs on the traditional nine-to-five grind and setting off for travel, fun, adventure, and profit. And they’re getting paid while they’re at it.
On a recent trip to Cuba, Mark and his wife caught the travel bug... and they wanted to explore an overseas retirement. But first he needed an income he could take with him. He started online importing, and since then they've taken a six-month Caribbean adventure, staying in five different tropical destinations.
If you're looking for an easy way to earn up to $12,000 a month...fund your travels...or pay for the overseas retirement you deserve...then, I have the solution for you. And it doesn't involve any special skill, years of training, or major business building.
"I really like the people of Belize," says Ginny Ophof, who started visiting Belize after her mother moved to the Cayo District in 1977. "They have innate wisdom and empathy. They are tolerant and calm. Americans are better educated. But there's a lot they can learn from Belizeans." In 2007, Ginny moved to the Cayo, determined to spend quality time with her aging mom, who had just turned 85.
For years, I dreamed about moving overseas to a tropical climate. I was drawn to the Caribbean beaches of Mexico, Panama, and Brazil...but every time I read an article about Belize, something inside me lit up. It reminded me of my childhood in south Florida. I imagined myself swinging idly in a hammock and taking long walks along the shore.
David Diffendal is one of the many expats who came to the tropical peninsula of Placencia, Belize as a vacationer...but quickly recognized the business opportunities and quality of life on offer here...and stayed. "When I visited Placencia in 2014, I saw that there was a wealth of upscale restaurants, activities, and excursions in the village," says David.
Panama has much to offer, from mountain havens boasting year-round mild temperatures to colonial towns where the traditions of grand old Spain have shaped and enriched the local culture. But it’s Panama’s sunny beaches that get the most attention…and with good reason.