"Don't be ridiculous, we'll never buy a place in Thailand." That was my emphatic reply, when my partner Karen tried to persuade me to check out the demo suite in the building under construction next to our vacation hotel.
I have traveled to Bucaramanga, which is known as a “City of Eternal Spring” in Colombia, several times over the past seven years. And I don’t understand why this attractive and small city in Colombia hasn’t been discovered by more foreigners.
After eight years of snow-birding between Toronto and Guanajuato, John Bailey (divorced) made a life-changing decision. He put his house on the market, sold up and made the move to Mexico permanently.
Since her early 20s, Joan Whyte has enjoyed buying and renovating houses in her home city of Calgary, Canada, with the view to rent them out. With the rise of property prices in the city she soon realized she could retire in her early 50s, thanks to the good rents pulled in by her three properties.
Alan Wells is not your typical gringo living in Panama. Most expats cite the agreeable climate, affordable real estate, and money-saving retirement program as reasons to move there...
“When I began taking French classes at 7-years-old, I knew that someday, I wanted to move to France,” says Mimi Knudsen, a writer from Reno, Nevada...
It’s late afternoon, and the surfers are making their way on to the shore. I’ve been working and enjoying the view from under a restaurant’s thatched roof.
Ecuador had been on our radar as a potential home overseas for a while… My wife Barbara and I had read articles in International living about it, but a chance encounter with a lady who’d lived in Cuenca pushed us over the edge.
Ryan Kelly had worked many years in sales and management. He says, “After doing the grind for so long, I was burnt out and looking for something else to do with my life. When the Ecuador opportunity presented itself, I grabbed on tightly with both hands.”
When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view. “I originally planned to put $100,000 down on a place...