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.
Mary Wingo created and launched Cheap Cuenca Rentals, a real estate brokerage service that focuses on finding affordable housing for expats in Cuenca.
Since I love to travel, I wanted something that would help me live the "gypsy" life. A portable lifestyle, so I can travel to my favorite cities and discover some new ones...
"Pizza is universal. Everyone understands it. Most people love it. It's relatively easy to make, and anyway, it was my wife's idea," says James Devos. James never imagined himself running a pizzeria in small-town Thailand.