Expat Life in Ecuador Made Easy…By the Kindness of its People

Expat Life in Ecuador Made Easy…By the Kindness of its People

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August 2, 2016

My wife and I recently rented a car for a week to leave the familiar sights and sounds of our oceanfront home in Salinas, and explore a little of the interior of Ecuador. We planned to use the city of Loja in the southern Andes as a base, but took our time getting there, stopping in a few places along the way.

Affordable Living and Quality Healthcare in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Affordable Living and Quality Healthcare in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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August 1, 2016

Back in 1993, Fred, an Oklahoma native, took a teaching post in Cochabamba, which is now one of Bolivia’s most popular retirement destinations. He returned as a retiree 10 years ago and has lived here ever since with his wife Elizabeth, enjoying its highly affordable lifestyle.

Rent For $240 a Month in Colombia’s Affordable “White City”

Rent For $240 a Month in Colombia’s Affordable “White City”

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July 26, 2016

When I was young, just out of college, my life goal was to see as much of the world as I could. I wanted to find out what made other cultures tick; what they ate…how they celebrated their rites of passage…a little about their languages…and their overall philosophy and world views.

We Still Can’t Believe How Much Better Life in Costa Rica is

We Still Can’t Believe How Much Better Life in Costa Rica is

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July 22, 2016

“I can’t believe it!” That’s what every one of our friends say when they see where my partner Michael and I live. Instead of the urban sprawl that had engulfed our lives in Dallas, we now live in something that seems more like Shangri-La than the real world.

Buy in These Little-Known Costa Rica Beach Paradises From $148,000

Buy in These Little-Known Costa Rica Beach Paradises From $148,000

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July 21, 2016

Whether you’re looking for a bustling beach resort town with plenty of restaurants, chic boutiques, and nightlife…or you’d rather string up your hammock between two palms and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and not see another person all afternoon…you can get it in Costa Rica.

Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

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July 18, 2016

Nothing beats the diagnosis of an incurable disease for putting the spurs to a plan. When my wife Christine and I left the neurologist’s office in Charleston after being told she had Parkinson’s disease, our trip home to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina began in tears and anger, but then turned to some serious strategic planning…