Ambergris Caye is Belize's top tourist destination. And it's easy to see why. Turquoise waters, swaying palms... And the longest barrier reef in this hemisphere. The reef system is home to an underwater sinkhole called the Great Blue Hole, and to hundreds of other idyllic islands, snorkel and dive locations. And Ambergris Caye is the jumping off point to it all.
As Baby Boomers begin to turn the corner on one career and move into the next phase of life, research and planning in advance are essential. Many Boomers will start a business, go back to school and volunteer or a combination of all those things. As many as 40 percent of us will move, some to a smaller home in the same area and some to far flung places. Scouting out new locations by going on what I call a Discovery Trip is a great way to learn about the possibilities.
You could launch a more comfortable, more interesting, safe, pleasant, even adventure-filled life in a number of places around the world on a budget of as little as $1,200 per month or less. In some parts of Panama, Colombia, Thailand, Nicaragua, Malaysia, and Ecuador, for example, you could live comfortably on a budget of less than $1,000 per month. I'd be surprised if you can't afford that.
For the past decade or longer, Panama has been recognized as one of the world's top retirement havens, top offshore havens, and top tax havens. And, still, today, no question -- Panama remains one of the best places in the world to think about living or retiring overseas. However, today's Panama is a very different place from the Panama of 10 years ago.
Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, intrigued me with its historic architecture, plazas, and café culture. Punta del Este, South America's premier beach resort, awakened my senses, with its beautiful beaches and endless menu of activities. The Rocha region, with its palm tree-dotted prairies and pristine Atlantic beaches, ﬁlled me with primal wonder.