Imagine a life lived outdoors…surrounded by lush green rainforest and breathing brisk mountain air. With sunny mornings, afternoon showers, and clear skies again at sunset. Temperatures never fall below 65 F and rarely climb above 85 F. Five-minute...
“I love this island,” Brian Gruber says of his new tropical home. “I can be alone when I want to be, but have everything I need at my fingertips. I take regular yoga lessons, but can also enjoy more hedonistic pleasures. The reggae bar near my home...
In 2010, Larry John paid $142,000 for his three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with a sea view, in Penang, Malaysia. It's off a tree-lined street in a well-kept, gated development, with a top-of-the-line gym and swimming pool.
After Bill Carmine had heart bypass surgery and was diagnosed with diabetes, retirement was looking grim for him and his wife Lynn. “Even though Bill was on disability, Medicare, and we had supplement insurance, the medical expenses were outrageous," says Lynn.
“The one word that always comes to mind when asked how I like living here is ‘contentment,’” says Ann Winters of her retirement on the Caribbean island of Roatán. “I have never felt so content anywhere.” Ann and her husband Ron have much to be content about.
“We have been traveling to Belize since 1997 and have never found a country with more caring, welcoming, and positive people,” says Lisa Cyrier. “And it’s gorgeous, too. We can travel from the beach to the rainforest in just a few hours. And the tropical climate suits us just fine.”
Since moving to the island of Penang, Malaysia, Ed and Sally Wilkerson enjoy a 1,300-square-foot apartment with sea and harbor views, and a balcony that can easily hold 30 people. “We entertain quite a bit,” Sally says. “This balcony and the apartment are made for entertaining, and we love having friends over.”
"San Miguel is alive with music and the arts,” says expat Jayne Halle of what drew her to her new home in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands. “Most people are friendly, and say ‘hello’ when you make eye contact. The weather is great, and the surrounding countryside is magnificent.
Right now, my husband Doug and I are living rent-free in a four-bedroom luxury villa overlooking the Caribbean. From our veranda, we have a 300-degree view of the colorful homes dotting the hillsides of our island home. Our days are spent mostly lounging around the infinity saltwater pool, making sure the pets get everything they need.
Since retiring two years ago, Vadim Ponorovsky has been traveling non-stop. He has been to Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, immersing himself in new cultures and making new friends. “Every day is a new experience. You see something you’ve never seen, you hear something you’ve never heard, and you eat something you’ve never eaten before,” he says.