Our days begin the way we want them to. No meetings, no business clothes, no agendas. Our way. We finally are able to set the tone for our lives. It’s been a long time coming.
“My husband Eric cannot stop smiling,” says Lorrie Griffith. “For the past 12 years, we’ve been talking about buying a house and moving to Panama, and finally that dream has become a reality.”
Life in Texas was not going well for Allen Connally. A professional designer, his business was falling off as more and more clients turned to the internet instead of the print publications he specialized in.
Growing up in a small, rural town in Northern California, I learned to appreciate the wide open spaces, the smell of fresh fruit and vegetables sold in weekly farmer's markets, and the friendliness and helpfulness of neighbors and community.
Stretching from along the eastern edge of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, from Cancún in the north to Tulúm in the south, the Riviera Maya is one of the world’s top vacation destinations.
“Hey, where do you want to go eat tonight?” was not a question we asked each other much when we moved to Cuenca, Ecuador six-and-a-half years ago. It wasn’t that we weren’t hungry.
As I meet more and more people who are interested in moving here, I think back to the day in 2009 when I made the decision to move to Malaysia. It wasn’t that I was unhappy—in fact, far from it.
Whenever you hear about the Pacific Ocean beaches of Ecuador, often the focus is mostly on the two more populated cities on the coast—the port city of Manta and the resort town of Salinas.
Friends and family are sometimes surprised to hear me say it, but the truth is that life in Salinas on the Pacific coast of southern Ecuador is not for everyone. “Aren’t you happy there?” they ask.
Phnom Penh is known as the "Charming City" for good reason. Expats are increasingly attracted to Cambodia's capital city because of the low living costs, simple visa requirements, and foreigner-friendly local population.