Zip Lining, River Rafting, and Thermal Baths in “The Gateway to the Amazon”

Zip Lining, River Rafting, and Thermal Baths in “The Gateway to the Amazon”

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May 25, 2018

Several years ago, my partner, Gary, and I gave up our business and took an early retirement. Basing ourselves in the beach town of Salinas, we started traveling throughout Ecuador and documenting our journey along the way...

This Small Town in Ecuador Has Changed How I Feel About Retirement

This Small Town in Ecuador Has Changed How I Feel About Retirement

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May 23, 2018

Eight years ago, I met a woman at a craft fair who regaled me with her plans to move her business to Ecuador. Intrigued, I researched Cuenca, Ecuador, planning a two-week trip with my ex-husband to see if retiring to a country outside the U.S. was feasible...

When You Live by the Sunny Shore in León…Life is a Beach

When You Live by the Sunny Shore in León…Life is a Beach

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May 20, 2018

“When we’re gazing out at the sunset over the Pacific from our Day Beach Resort here in Salinas Grandes, Nicaragua, about 12 miles from León, it’s hard to recall all the steps that brought us here. We just kept moving forward, step by step, until we arrived,” says Christian Rodrigue.

I Found Renewed Life When I Retired to This Town in Panama

I Found Renewed Life When I Retired to This Town in Panama

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May 18, 2018

For many years I have enjoyed thrilling adventures in South and Central America. As a photographer, I was constantly inspired by and drawn to communities of rainbow-hued casitas and the emerald-toned hills that surrounded them. Over time, I accumulated yards of vibrant, psychedelic patterned fabric from the Emberá and Guna Yala Indians of Panama, and I filled my hotel rooms with the fragrant, color-infused flowers I discovered along my journeys.

Finding Opportunity is Easy in Tranquil San Juan del Sur

Finding Opportunity is Easy in Tranquil San Juan del Sur

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May 16, 2018

It’s been six years since my wife Elisha and I moved to Nicaragua, and we’ve loved every minute of it. Our first year here was spent researching, living in the country’s most popular towns and cities, to get a feel for them. Poneloya, Léon, Granada, Laguna de Apoyo, and San Juan del Sur were all places we called home.