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An Unexpected Expat Life in Southeast Asia…on $1,200 a Month

An Unexpected Expat Life in Southeast Asia…on $1,200 a Month

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April 20, 2018

I was 51 when my husband, David, and I quit our jobs, sold our belongings, and left our home in California on what was to be a trip around the world. We bought one-way tickets to Hong Kong, and began our journey throughout eastern and southeastern Asia...

How Retirement Became the Most Rewarding and Exciting Time of Our Lives

How Retirement Became the Most Rewarding and Exciting Time of Our Lives

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April 16, 2018

When my husband Christopher and I began to realize that retirement was within our grasp, we knew we wanted to be in an area that would allow us to live comfortably on our pensions, enjoy a moderate climate, and be able to give back to the community...

Looking for Culture, Comfort and Low-Cost Living? Try Guatemala

Looking for Culture, Comfort and Low-Cost Living? Try Guatemala

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April 16, 2018

It's largely thanks to these folks that Guatemala has such a rich and unique culture. And it's this culture that entices many of the expats who have made their homes here. "I love how different it is, and I want it to stay that way, too," says Jean Johnson who lives in the colonial city of Antigua. "It's like traveling into some epic or bygone landscape," says Portland-native John Kin, of traveling around the highlands.

Here’s Where You Can Retire in Italy for Just $1,845 a Month

Here’s Where You Can Retire in Italy for Just $1,845 a Month

As I walk across the sunny piazza I think how easy it is to feel at home in Ascoli Piceno. I’m still blurry-eyed when I arrive at the coffee bar, but without my having to say a word, a frothy cappuccino is placed before me, followed by a cornetto filled with...