About 20 years ago, when I lost my big job at a New York City-based record company, someone told me that in a few years I would realize that this was the best thing that could ever happen to me and I'd be happier than I ever knew...
Suzan Crane was born just outside Manhattan in Bronxville, New York, but at the end of the 20th century she was a successful entertainment publicist living in a beautiful house in the Hollywood Hills.
You've dreamed of owning your own home in Paris, but realize that you just can't afford it on your budget. But did you realize that numerous historic towns within an hour of Paris are vastly more affordable, and interesting in their own right?
“When the time is right, things just fall into place. And you just go with the flow.” That’s what Dale and Jessica Hill said about their unanticipated retirement move to Costa Rica. They had come to visit friends who had the “crazy” idea to retire to Costa Rica three years earlier. Dale and Jessica were Read more...: $58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica
For years, Peggy and Matt Stevens traveled all over Mexico, exploring different cities and states, and checking out properties for sale to get an idea of what was available. Eventually, after many visits, they decided that Mazatlán was where they wanted to be.
Figuring out the secrets for anything, the unknown tricks that can make life easier…the shortcuts, the hacks…those are the things that bring a smile to my face. Here are a few of the things that made our move to Cancun much smoother… Perhaps the most important thing you can do to prepare for your new Read more...: Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico
I first came to Costa Rica in 2003 on vacation. A couple of friends in Sarasota (where I lived) kept bragging about the beaches and the fishing, particularly in the southwest quadrant of Costa Rica and, more specifically, in Quepos and Manuel Antonio (QMA), and I felt compelled to investigate.
The words “pioneer” and “frontier” usually evoke images of 1800s homesteaders. However, that’s not always the case…there are modern day pioneers throughout lesser-known “frontier” land. Karen Davies is a prime example. Her experience of moving from Oregon, U.S. to Costa Rica read like a 19th century novel. Born and raised in southern New Jersey, she Read more...: For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida
Retiring to the temperate climates of Grecia, Costa Rica in the country's Central Valley was a no-brainer for Mike and Jean Kalburn from Ontario, Canada. They'd been vacationing there since 2000; usually staying in the same duplex B&B. When the opportunity came to buy that property in 2007, they jumped at the chance to have a permanent base in the land of Pura Vida, all it needed was a bit of an upgrade...
Gentle waves rolling onto sun-soaked and secluded, sugar-sand beaches…that’s the image many North Americans have when they dream about Mexico—especially in these colder months. And yes, Mexico has these visions of paradise in abundance...