Last night, my partner, Stacey and I sat outside on our back terrace, sipping a glass of wine and admiring the stars as they popped out one by one. Basking in the cool night air, we listened to the low laughter of our Ecuadorian neighbors next door, teasing one of their sons about his new novia (girlfriend).
Just 30 years ago, after emerging from decades of war, Vietnam was one of the five poorest countries in the world. Most of its existing infrastructure was damaged or missing, the population was dramatically decreased, and living conditions were abysmal.
As the sun sets on the coastal town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, the sky fills with a tangerine- and mango-hued sunset. I breathe a sigh of relief as the day's heat begins to fade and order a mojito in preparation for the evening's beachside party.
For Patrice Wynne, the arts-rich, colonial town of San Miguel de Allende was the only option when she moved overseas. "There's no other place that's even close for me," says Patrice. "The people, both Mexicans and expats, are so kind, so caring, so decent, so noble."
Back in 1996, my family and I were evicted from our home... In 1997, I made so little money that we qualified well below the U.S. poverty line... If you had told me back then that I'd be where I am today, I would have called you crazy. By tapping into the world's booming e-book industry, I've been able to travel the world and enjoy a luxury lifestyle I could have only dreamed of before.
When Tracy Ginger first visited Belize on vacation in 2015, she knew that she’d found her new home. She had grown tired of the seemingly never-ending Canadian winters and the hectic pace of city life. The laidback island vibe of Ambergris Caye—the largest of the islands off the coast of mainland Belize—was the perfect remedy.
One of the simple pleasures of working for yourself is experiencing new things. There's nothing quite like the rush of facing a new challenge and overcoming it, or learning something you would never have if you were cooped up in an office all day.
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.