While intuitive reactions aren't always very clear cut, the body never lies and there are many ways to detect subtler signals from your body. The more conscious, present, and aware you become, the easier it will be to follow your intuitive body, because consciousness works with awareness.
Sometimes it just pays to retire overseas ... not only an you live much more affordably overall, but you can treat yourself to experiences you might not have access to or be able to afford at home.
It's all-too-easy to let your mind wander when you're confined to a tiny box of space while hurtling 40,000 feet in the air at hundreds of miles per hour, but rest assured: every single window on the airplane has the same hole, and there's a good reason.
When they decided to look overseas, even though they had both traveled all over the world, Panama was their first choice. "It's close enough to the States to get to easily," Bill says. "It has a stable economy and government, low cost of living, and a warm climate, so we can be outdoors year-round."
The couple's cost of living in Ecuador is much lower than it was in Chicago. "Our HOA fees are $235 a month, electric is $19, water is $4, cell phone is $23, and I pay $70 for my internet," says Kristin.
If you're thinking of retiring overseas, healthcare may be one of the biggest factors driving that decision. In general, healthcare and health insurance costs less almost everywhere else in the world than it does in the U.S.
Before moving to Belize, 66-year-old Steve Gustat, from Tampa, Florida, hadn't even considered opening a restaurant. Initially, Steve lived in Belize as a retiree. But he became restless and began looking for a way to occupy his time.
People tell me that it's outstanding quality and low prices that they seek. This place has the best meat. That place has the best fruit. This place has the best prices on paper towels.
Imagine you are carrying around a faux Prada bag you bought for six dollars in Chinatown. It looks real. It feels real. But how long can you keep conv...
Despite the beauty of Sète's gleaming waterways, the old quarter's graceful architecture, and lilac-colored sunsets that make you catch your breath, this is a working-class fishing town before anything else. And it's not apologizing for it.
When we realize we're more than our work, when we realize we're allowed to value ourselves more than we value the opinion of others, we stop taking our criticism and our praise so personally.
Bringing pets to the European Union (EU) from the U.S. or Canada is much easier than it once was. For dogs and cats, especially, the days of long quarantines are gone, paperwork is standardized, and--once within the EU--a "pet passport" valid throughout the EU can be issued.
For those who can imagine living in another country, experiencing another culture, leading a different, more affordable, more relaxed lifestyle, and even purposely getting a little bit outside their usual comfort zone...the options are many and varied. And those options don't depend on the outcome of the next U.S. presidential election.
Many would-be college students are ditching their knapsacks and textbooks for rucksacks and guidebooks. But is putting your future on hold for a year of travel the best idea?
I'm here to tell you that I've found the Holy Grail of expat destinations. Each of us as our own priorities, but to find a place that ticks the boxes on nearly everyone's list is something special.
Ask anybody who travels, or travel bloggers in particular, how they feel about this question and I guarantee 99 percent of them will say the same as I'm about to. There is no magic. There is no formula. Just research, will and determination.