If the 160% surge seen today in searches for terms like “move overseas” and “expats overseas” is any indication—Americans are looking in ever-greater numbers for other, better-living options beyond the U.S. borders.
Imagine waking up in your mountaintop paradise to the fog rolling in from the ocean, watching the sun rise and set with all the vibrant colors of the rainbow, and eagles circling the cobalt blue sky above you, while you enjoy the serenity of your new home.
I admit it. I'm a country girl at heart and sometimes the call of the green acres of the countryside draws me to the outskirts of Cuenca, Ecuador. I can enjoy the scent of pine trees; the sapphire-blue skies that melt into darkness with the sun setting over the Andes Mountains, and gaze up at the stars.
Amy Schumer said she’d move to Spain. Bryan Cranston said he’d move to Canada. Jon Stewart said he’ll move to another planet. At last count, 23 celebrities have claimed they’ll leave the country if their preferred candidate doesn’t win the presidential election...
A few years ago, my wife, Jana, and I moved to the Czech Republic to be closer to her family. I immediately fell in love with the country's rich and storied medieval history. And its position at the center of Europe made it the perfect base from which to explore.
Did you ever visit a new place and get a good feeling about it right off the bat? I did, when I recently explored Sabaneta, a municipality just a few miles south of Medellin, Colombia. And in addition to the good feeling, I found the best new-condo deals I know of on the continent.
Imagine a mid-sized city set in the midst of protective Andean peaks. Within the city itself, centuries-old structures from the Republican era still play home to religious ceremonies, banks, restaurants, and families.
The small leather craft village of Cotacachi, Ecuador, is 8,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, yet its location on the equator makes the weather there ideal all year-round. On a typical Sunday, Cotacachi is bustling with activity, and there is much to see and do.
“I've been around, and Pereira is the best place I've ever been,” says Lawrence Neal of his home in Colombia. “My life is so much better here, in every way.” For 14 years, Lawrence lived in Thailand, in a style that was the envy of his buddies back in the States.
The highland areas of Panama are favored destinations for expats, retirees, tourists, and local residents alike. The combination of spring-like weather and stunning rainforest scenery are an unbeatable attraction for many.