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Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

Figuring out the secrets for anything, the unknown tricks that can make life easier…the shortcuts, the hacks…those are the things that bring a smile to my face. Here are a few of the things that made our move to Cancun much smoother… Perhaps the most important thing you can do to prepare for your new Read more...: Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

My $300 a Month Condo Has Been My Costa Rica Home for 10 Years

My $300 a Month Condo Has Been My Costa Rica Home for 10 Years

I first came to Costa Rica in 2003 on vacation. A couple of friends in Sarasota (where I lived) kept bragging about the beaches and the fishing, particularly in the southwest quadrant of Costa Rica and, more specifically, in Quepos and Manuel Antonio (QMA), and I felt compelled to investigate.

For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

The words “pioneer” and “frontier” usually evoke images of 1800s homesteaders. However, that’s not always the case…there are modern day pioneers throughout lesser-known “frontier” land. Karen Davies is a prime example. Her experience of moving from Oregon, U.S. to Costa Rica read like a 19th century novel. Born and raised in southern New Jersey, she Read more...: For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

Our $175,000 Condo Has Future-Proofed Our Retirement in Colombia

Our $175,000 Condo Has Future-Proofed Our Retirement in Colombia

The fabulous spring-like climate was what first attracted David and Carole Wallis to the idea of retiring in Medellín, Colombia. Who can argue with daytime highs in the mid-70s F to low 80s F? But it’s the city’s low cost of living and great quality of life that made them fall for its charms completely.

A Condo for $700 a Month in the Heart of Cuenca City, Ecuador

A Condo for $700 a Month in the Heart of Cuenca City, Ecuador

Keith Paul and his wife Tina have no regrets about retiring to Ecuador. And they’ve felt that way ever since their move in January of 2016 from California to their new home city of Cuenca. It’s easy to understand why. Married for 32 years and having lived in Michigan, Florida, Texas and California, Keith retired from his stressful career...