Everybody talks about their hustle today. Their online hustle, their side hustle, their part-time hustle. A hustle used to be a negative; a scam, a rip-off. Today it’s a smart way to make some money outside the normal systems. That’s something that became a necessity for many in the last year, when the normal economic Read more...: Turning Hobbies into Cash on the Thai Coast
"I have the best job in the world. I get to meet new people and eat with my friends all day. The fact that people love my food is just an added bonus. We are a community that supports each other and there is never a shortage of help when you need it.”
“When I started reading about Cuenca, Ecuador in International Living, I had pretty much been everywhere but South America,” says Cherie Rose of her travels. But she hadn’t considered South America for retirement. “I decided to take a 10-day exploratory tour. I came by myself and on the first day, I knew this was where I wanted to live."
"This is the top beach destination in Cambodia…the beaches are beautiful and there are tons of islands, but we also have our own city center, so there is good accessibility to things like banks, internet, shops, and restaurants,” says expat Mick Anderson.
"Mountains! Unbelievable mountains! Some of the best in the world,” says Ted Alexander of what drew him to Huaraz, a city of some 130,000 people high in the Andes Mountains of northern Peru. “I love seeing the mountains from almost everywhere.”
For Lisa Condie, Florence is where her soul feels most complete. “I adore the Oltrarno area of the city, as well as my new neighborhood around Borgo Pinti,” she says. “Here, I love the sandwich shop Borgo alle Fate, or meeting a close friend for a lovely long lunch at Natalino."
You’ll find many B&Bs in the charming town of San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands. But Barbara Poole’s Casa de la Noche, a 14-room B&B, is the only one that can boast of having been a bordello until it closed in the mid-1960s.
When it comes to expat living, many U.S. retirees naturally lean toward Latin America. Not Michael Wells. For the 64-year-old Californian, the Far East has always fascinated him.
At a fit and youthful 60 years of age, Mike Hord sports a contented grin as he guides his four-legged charges along the winding malecón (esplanade) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The sparkling blue waters of Banderas Bay are to one side, the purple hues of the Sierra Madre Mountains to the other.
For years, Paulette Salo planned on moving to France when she retired. “After my first trip to France, I knew I would love to retire there. I have friends there and absolutely love the people.”