In 2015 I was contacted by a friend who leads trips to Peru. She asked me to come on her next trip and be her official videographer. In exchange, she'd reduce my trip fee, pay for extra meals, and pay my intra-country airfare: a total of about $2,000.
While many people fantasize about moving to their vacation destination, Rebecca Lee did it. She went to the Dominican Republic for her birthday and fell in love with the culture and the people.
Several years ago, my wife and I decided to spend our retirement years in our second homeland, Costa Rica. So why did we choose Jacó? It's hard to give just one reason...
CC sums it up: "It's a different life down in Costa Rica. It's so much fun meeting people from all walks of life and building upon these experiences to create a new a path."
Housesitting gave me the opportunity to try out new destinations for long stretches of time. If I liked them, I could find another housesit and continue to live there practically cost free.
Carol and Scott have been living in Brittany since 2016, and love how they can enjoy one of the most culturally rich countries in Europe—fine cuisine, beautiful architecture, a thriving art scene, captivating history—at a surprisingly low cost of living.
By the 1990s, Kendall had married and found herself visiting Mexico's Caribbean Coast—what's now known as the Riviera Maya.
My husband, Bill, and I started a six-month housesit in the South of France, which came complete with days off. We were placed in charge of a sprawling French estate and a single dog.
Many baby boomers still don't know what's involved in creating a "go anywhere" income from freelancing. And they often don't even think to ask.
There is a massive community of expats already established in Ecuador, in places like Quito, Vilcabamba, Cuenca, and the coast. So settling in is very easy.