Just one short year ago, I announced over the dinner table that I’d decided to sell my business and move to Belize. My family wasn’t a bit surprised since I had been threatening to do so for the better part of a decade. But, this time, I followed through!
As a soft breeze gently moves the palms around me, I gaze out across a sea of green, perfectly-kept lawn tennis courts. In the distance, where the grass courts end and the playing field begins, there's an early morning cricket match kicking off—a gentle reminder of Penang’s rich colonial history.
Even though my wife Susan and I live in the midst of a historic, colonial city, at night we are lulled to sleep by the sounds of the river flowing just across the street. It’s just one of the many things I’ve grown to love about Cuenca, Ecuador.
"I get to wake up in the mornings, have coffee on my balcony overlooking the ocean," says Shane Cavilee. "And it never gets cold. I could be home doing the same type of job, but be cold and miserable in the winter time. Who needs that?"
“I didn’t realize how easy living here would be. How easy it is to get around, to buy food, to go to the beach—things that make it so livable. Everything is so easy here—it’s remarkable.”
After an exhilarating morning walk, ex-Navy Seal Jim Farquhar and his wife Sharon like to unwind on the deck of their ocean-view apartment. The couple have always been active, but there are so many opportunities to hike and enjoy the great outdoors in Penang that staying active is easy.
If you're a football fan, you might be familiar with the term "free agent." A free agent is any player who isn't contracted to a team and is free to play with anyone. But you can also think of someone who has zero commitments to an employer as a free agent.
If you're looking for the easiest way to fund your travels and flesh out your nest egg, then this kitchen-table income could be perfect for you. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection. And the real beauty is how little of your time it takes up.
Opening the front door of your very own hotel, you step out onto an unspoiled, black-sand beach and dig your toes into the sand. You're looking forward to your morning walk along the beach, enjoying the warm sunshine and listening to the gentle hush of the rolling surf.
In the cool-weather, mountain city of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, stress is a word I no longer use. When I first arrived, in 2011, I instantly liked the town. Nestled high in the mountains, temperatures fluctuate between 60 F to 87 F year-round, but there's always a gentle breeze that keeps you cool.