If you’re in the colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador on a Wednesday night, pop over to the Inca—Cuenca’s iconic riverfront hamburger joint—and you’ll see me chilling out with my laptop, making a bit of extra money while I wait for the gig to start.
One of the most rewarding aspects of living in a foreign country is discovering something new. It lends a certain excitement to your life to know that every day might bring a new experience. I especially like it when you find something new when you weren’t looking and least expected it.
I've booked my flight to Las Vegas for the Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference in October. I'm looking forward to chatting with attendees, along with my compañera Jessica Ramesch, about life in Panama.
"Our day starts relaxing with coffee outside while we watch our dogs run around," says Wayne Lebelle. "When we feel ready to start the day, I go to my workshop and Christine does some gardening. It's a pretty chill lifestyle."
The warmth of the sun on your face, gentle sea breezes blowing in your hair, the lovely aroma of warm salt air mixed with just a touch of fresh seafood, waves breaking on the sandy beaches and amazing sunsets…Santa Marta is a delight for all of your senses.
Over 10 years ago I quit my job as a nurse, sold almost all of my worldly goods, and set off on a global adventure with my husband. Our plan was to travel the world, but it was Southeast Asia that held us under its spell.
We started our cruising life in our early 40s. My husband, Jim, dreamed of sailing to exotic places in search of the perfect retirement spot. But we lived in Colorado, a tad landlocked for ocean adventures. So we learned to sail small boats on mountain lakes. When we grew tired of doing figure eights, we began researching online for blue-water cruising boats, and formulated a plan.
It’s Tuesday afternoon and my husband and I are sitting with a beer in our hands watching sports on TV. It’s hot outside, the sunshine is dazzling, but we’re kept cool by perfectly chilled beers and whirring wall fans, so much so I’m considering ordering a hot lunch.
Bright beams of sunshine stream in the window... The sounds of a gurgling creek can be heard coming from just over the hill... Woodpeckers drum rhythmically, and the air is full of birdsong... This is what I wake up to every morning.
After living in Penang for over six years you’d think that I might be a little blasé about everything that blew me away when I first arrived. But that’s not the case. Things that pleasantly surprised me then, still manage to make me smile now. And when they happen I remember why I moved here.