Microbrewing Yields Lifestyle Dividends

Microbrewing Yields Lifestyle Dividends

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April 1, 2014

People are brewing small quantities of beer in garages all across America….but some of them have taken that passion for “home brewing” overseas and turned it into a livelihood. It seems the whole world is waking up to the higher quality of craft beers, and the market for them is growing. If you’ve been in a bar recently you know about the thirst for craft beers

The Earth’s Bounty: How to Harvest an Income in Uruguay

The Earth’s Bounty: How to Harvest an Income in Uruguay

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March 1, 2014

Uruguay is one of the best places in the world to own a farm…and you don’t have to be a Uruguayan citizen or even a resident to buy agricultural property. While it is most famous for its grass-fed beef industry… Uruguay also has soil and climate that are ideal for growing wheat, rice, soybeans, olives, and blueberries. It is a water-rich country, minimizing the need for irrigation, and its soils are among the least degraded in the world. All Uruguay’s farmland is mapped by soil type.

“How Remote Working Eased Our Transition to Costa Rica”

“How Remote Working Eased Our Transition to Costa Rica”

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March 1, 2014

Buenos dias from Costa Rica! My wife, two kids, and I currently live in the town of Atenas in the Central Valley region. We’ve been here for a touch over a year…and we love it. I established myself with a remote income before I set off. I am a partner in a small software development/consulting firm that we formed a couple years before my family and I moved abroad.

Mobile Kitchen: A Quirky Take on Catering in San Miguel de Allende

Mobile Kitchen: A Quirky Take on Catering in San Miguel de Allende

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February 1, 2014

Jennifer Posner fell in love with San Miguel de Allende during trips there as a young girl. In 2007, when it came time for her “to unplug from corporate America,” San Miguel was the first place she thought of. Now she makes her living there from a quirky, but successful, catering operation. She’s taken the American food truck concept from the streets to private catering gigs and just about anywhere there’s a gathering that needs to be fed.

$50,000 from May to December… And Never Set Foot in an Office

$50,000 from May to December… And Never Set Foot in an Office

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February 1, 2014

My husband, Kevin, and I both turned 30 this year, and while the rest of our cohort is punching a time clock and climbing up the bitter corporate ladder, we’re sipping sangria on the balcony of our seafront apartment on Spain’s Mediterranean coastline… savoring café con leche (Spanish coffee) as the sun rises…or celebrating with cava (sparkling wine) under the moon.