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“Indulging Our Wanderlust and an Early Retirement in Ecuador”

“Indulging Our Wanderlust and an Early Retirement in Ecuador”

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September 25, 2017

Travel and adventure have been part of Tina and Keith Paul's 32-year marriage from the beginning. "I was fortunate to get a lot of vacation time each year, so our family traveled a lot," says Keith. "We owned a large RV and traveled all but three states in the U.S."...

“Our Property Taxes Are So Low, We Pay For Five Years at a Time”

“Our Property Taxes Are So Low, We Pay For Five Years at a Time”

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August 23, 2017

Mark Baker and his wife, Jacqueline, learned how to adapt to living overseas during his career in the U.S. Army. "We lived in Western Europe, Central Europe, and Scandinavia," says Jackie. "The exposure to different cultures provided us with an appreciation...

VIDEO: Our Sweet Little Tico Rental Only Costs Us $490 a Month

VIDEO: Our Sweet Little Tico Rental Only Costs Us $490 a Month

After 45 years of marriage and home-ownership in Colorado, my husband Wes and I found ourselves as renters in Costa Rica. As retirees, we decided not to buy and maintain a house because we are more interested in adventures and exploring the country.

A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

As I write about my life here in Cancún, Mexico, it seems like a fairytale and yet, it's very real. The first thing I see every morning, even before getting out of bed, is a clear, unobstructed view of the shimmering, aquamarine Caribbean Sea...just beyond the pool.

Panama City: Three Areas to Love and One to Leave

Panama City: Three Areas to Love and One to Leave

Earlier this evening I walked across a plaza to meet a friend. There was an elegantly outfitted brass band playing for a group of dignitaries. The centuries-old Hotel Central—newly restored to its former glory—was the perfect backdrop. Locals hung out in the gazebo and on benches around the plaza, enjoying the impromptu show.