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Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

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March 26, 2017

Colombia ranked in the top five of several categories in International Living’s 2017 Global Retirement Index, including healthcare and climate. The country’s turbulent past is well behind it, and today it’s a country that’s gaining the attention of people wanting to retire outside of the U.S. either full- or part-time.

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

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March 25, 2017

I don’t wear a watch. I have one (of course), but I don’t need it. In fact, I haven’t worn a watch in six years because our retirement in the Ecuadorian mountain city of Cuenca has given me back the gift of time. My husband, Mark, and I are so much more laidback; we’ve forgotten what stress feels like. The only time we feel it is when we go back to the States to visit family and friends.

Skip Winter and Live Part Time in the Caribbean for $1,000 a Month

Skip Winter and Live Part Time in the Caribbean for $1,000 a Month

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March 22, 2017

For six months of the year, Owen Hughes spends his days wandering down to palm-tree-lined Sosua Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic. Sitting at a table in the shade of the palm trees, or enjoying the occasional swim or snorkel in the warm, turquoise water is a nice contrast to the cold winters back in Ontario.

Better Health and Adventure in Costa Rica for Less Than $2,000 a Month

Better Health and Adventure in Costa Rica for Less Than $2,000 a Month

"It was the best move of my life," says Michael Harris of his new life in Costa Rica. "I feel like I'm living in technicolor now." Back in the States, Michael worked as a director for an IT company but was laid off in a corporate take-over.