After moving to Ecuador, Josh was shocked to discover just how easy it was to open a business there. He started his English language school simply by putting a sign on his window written in magic marker.
Sometimes life takes you in a direction that you could never have anticipated. This proved to be true for Cathy Carrolan Mata, when she decided to uproot and move to Costa Rica in 2003...
In the near decade since Madeline traded her home city of Portland, Oregon, for the sunnier shores of Costa Rica, she's used yoga to sustain herself physically, emotionally, and financially. Despite the inevitable challenges along the way, Madeline loves living in Costa Rica.
After a number of trips to Tamarindo, Jeanne was convinced she should buy property there. She felt that the entire area of Guanacaste province on the northern Pacific coast, known as the Gold Coast, had a big future.
There is a reason why the city of Cuenca is Ecuador's most popular expat destination. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers an extremely rich cultural life, with an intellectual, artistic, and philosophical tradition that matches its colonial architecture...
When my wife, Mellissa, retired from her job as a hospital manager, we finally had the freedom to take a once-in-a-lifetime sailing trip. It was a 10,000-mile journey that took us just less than a year to complete. It was also the inspiration behind Mellissa’s next venture in life.
My move overseas felt like less of a choice and more of a compulsion. Being from one of the smallest towns in Canada, moving as far away from there as possible always seemed like the most likely outcome for my life
No matter your background, there's a way to make a good living from anywhere in the world. It requires a strategic pivot, but one that many have done successfully before you—including me...
While working at a small architecture firm in the U.S., Trevor Berkowitz had no idea that one day the job would bring him to Costa Rica. But when a job opportunity to design a housing community arose there, he jumped at the opportunity.
"Spaniards have a great attitude regarding work/life balance. The one phrase that I've heard repeatedly is: "We work to live, not live to work,'" says U.S. expat Alex Chang, the founder of Fresco Tours.