When my husband Gary and I retired, we were adamant that we’d kick back and enjoy our new life. No deadlines. No alarm clocks. No schedules. But we’ve discovered we’re not quite ready to go from full steam ahead to a full stop.
Those gleaming towers by the Panama Bay…how they sparkle at night. They are the reason visitors are often astonished to see such a modern looking city in Central America.
Joseph Hogue loves the flexibility that living and working in Medellín has given him. "I usually work a regular 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. workday from my home," says the 40-year-old from Iowa.
I'm writing to you from a beach where the sand sparkles like stars. Locals tell me it's the volcanic matter in the sand that makes it dance in the sunlight. And this region, known as Panama's Dry Arc, is a mecca for sun seekers.
You might not be familiar with the little beach town of Las Terrenas on the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic. That's understandable. For a long time, it stayed off the radar of most North Americans.
Before I left the United States, I led a stress-filled lifestyle. I was working a lot, just to be able to afford my living costs and was exhausted at the end of the work day. Weekends were spent recuperating only to have it start all over again on Monday.
The significant and ongoing strengthening of the U.S. dollar against the Mexican peso continues to make the purchase of real estate very attractive in Mexico. One location, in particular, is maintaining its steady growth with excellent opportunities.
So much history took place in León: It was the capital of Nicaragua for many years, it’s home to the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, the second oldest university in Central America founded in 1518, and is considered the intellectual and political center of the country.
"Three years ago I started learning to surf," says Janet Blaser. "It's something I always wanted to do." The sixty-year-old had lived in America's surf capital, California, for nearly 30 years, but she'd never had the chance to learn to surf.
Ask the expats on Phuket and they will tell you…despite a few complaints about expensive taxis, overdevelopment, and the monsoon weather…Phuket is the best place for expats to live, in the best country for expats to live.