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.

Sayulita: Living the Good Life in a Small Mexican Beach Town

Sayulita: Living the Good Life in a Small Mexican Beach Town

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May 14, 2018

I remember the first time I landed at Puerto Vallarta’s international airport in 2007. I was backpacking, and I remember how the smell of the ocean and the warm breeze through the palm trees immediately convinced me that I would have a blast during this “life at the beach” experience...

I Earn My Income in the World’s Top Scuba Destinations

I Earn My Income in the World’s Top Scuba Destinations

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May 12, 2018

Many scuba divers are lucky to go on dive trips once or twice a year. With the expense of travel and limited vacation time, that's all they can afford. But Francesca Diaco wasn't satisfied with that... "Money doesn't motivate me," says Francesca. "What motivates me is making people happy and doing something I love." So, she designed a new income and life that allowed her to indulge her love of the water as much as she wanted—at world class dive spots.