I’ve learned a lot since I got here. It’s almost all been good. Getting to Ecuador and having a good look around led me to a discovery I’m very happy about. Before I arrived, I had no idea there were decent golf courses here.
In 2013, when my husband Steve and I made the decision to make an international move, I was longing for a slower pace of life. My sales career in corporate America had beaten me up for two-and-a-half decades. I was longing to slow my life down with a leap from the roller coaster—for my sanity and my health. Costa Rica offered that chance to stop and smell the roses.
For the last decade, I’ve spoken at International Living’s conferences in Panama City, to an audience of retirees, real estate investors, and entrepreneurs.
If you want long hikes and overnight adventures, head to El Cajas National Park, located about 18 miles west from Cuenca. The area is 70,500+ acres between 10,000 and 14,600 feet above sea level, with tundra vegetation winding through hills and valleys and spectacular views.
I have been living in Belize for eight years now, in the Xaibe area about five miles west of Corozal. The property is an extraordinary 30-acre island of forest in a sea of sugar cane. One of our philosophies is to really practice "living in harmony with nature"; we can learn so much from it.
For millions of people around the globe who share genealogical or cultural ties with Ireland, March 17 is a special day. The St. Patrick's Day celebration has been part of the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church since the 15th century. Costa Rica is an overwhelmingly Catholic country, so March 17 is traditionally celebrated as a religious day, with a Mass service in honor of St. Patrick on the day he died.
Most expats-to-be worry about how they'll fill their days. They get a little nervous when they think about leaving behind jobs and co-workers…the family circle…a long-established network of friends. It's only natural to have concerns.
Linda Lyon and her husband, Dinesh Badouraly, relocated from Dillon, Montana to Costa Rica’s Gold Coast on July 17, 2018, which Linda now refers to as “Landing Day.” Since making the move, she has established a business based on a lifelong passion: dog training and massage.
Here is a list to help you gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed in the long term… This is just an overview of the kind of "next level" challenges you'll encounter once you decide to settle…
If you’re someone who is looking for the conveniences of a good-sized city close to the beach and the mountains, I may have found the sweet spot for you. Especially if you are a trailblazer—someone who would enjoy the experience of immersing yourself in a new language and culture.