Do you want to travel and sample different retirement lifestyles, but have a limited budget? Housesitting may be your answer. Our first housesit was three years ago. Since then we have lived rent-free in Tuscan farmhouses, French vineyards, Spanish casitas and luxury Costa Rican villas.
"Being an expat isn't always easy," she said. "It's kind of like having children. If someone had told us beforehand what it was really going to be like, we might not have done it." But at the end, she said, "When it's all over, it's so rewarding and so worth it."
"Our view is breathtaking, no matter what time of day it is," says Judy. "Sitting on our porch watching the sun rise is a daily pleasure."
The last thing you want to happen on your vacation or while you are traveling -- or even when you return home -- is to get sick. That's no fun at all. So it pays to be prepared... before and during your trip.
My leg muscles didn't burn the way I thought they would. Other than my head and belly, my body felt strong and fine. But an able body was not the most important asset for continuing up that huge, dark, daunting incline.
Once you are happily living overseas, take it from us, you tend to find more and more reasons to stay overseas. Here are five of the best.
Most of Croatia's coast is along the historic Dalmatian region -- a place that perfectly meshes Italian and Eastern European inspirations in architecture, food, and even language.
Well LoTR's fans, this is it. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is nearly here. And the finale film of Peter Jacksons Hobbit adaptations has made it to the the last chapter. If you're anything like me you bought your tickets weeks ago.
If you are heading out of town during the busiest travel season of the year, you may want to take advantage of what technology has to offer to ease the holiday stress.