“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?”I live in Costa Rica, and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is…I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.
During my year and a half as a tour guide around Europe, I visited most of the cities and countries that you'll find decorating travel agent offices. Now I live in one of them. Home of the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo, Florence stands out as the warmest place...
On paper, Nikki Griffith and her husband, Travis, had a comfortable life in Austin, Texas. Yet, the stress of their careers in social work and finance, respectively, was hard to endure. “My husband was sick and tired...literally. The demands of the finance...
Fourteen months ago, my partner, Rachel, and I decided to realize our dream of living abroad. After a lot of research, we decided to try teaching English in Vietnam. Shortly after we made our decision we found jobs with an English center in Hanoi. And I can already say, that I love it...
Ordinarily, I skip over blog posts and emails in which people rave about how lucky they are. Sometimes life deals you a great hand, and I’m all for letting the world know about your good fortune…but I rarely get anything I personally can use out of articles on the topic.
My sister, brother, and I are all convinced that wanderlust is in our DNA. We inherited it from our father who would seize any opportunity to pack us all in the family station wagon and head out to parts unknown.
I’ve been writing for International Living for about five years. At seminars, attendees often tell me they’d love to have my job. But anyone who enjoys writing can take a stab at it.
Imagine a life where you get to travel, earn enough to live, and enjoy doing what you love. Samantha Wei and Yeison Kim are based in Costa Rica and earn a living from blogging about their adventures. Their blog now generates a healthy income averaging more than $5,000 each month in revenue.
When I first moved to Paris in 2005, I took a year off to decide what I wanted to do next. I had retired from my catering business in New York and didn’t want to spend my life behind a hot stove working 60-plus hours a week anymore. That was the beginning of the blog boom and I thought—just for fun—I would start a blog about my adventures in Paris. I had no former writing or photography experience but gave it a whirl anyway.
My wife Rita and I had a very good life in the United States. We lived in a beautiful riverfront condo a few hours from Washington, D.C. We had a boat, good friends, and access to great seafood and fresh produce in season.