My friend Susan stared at me in disbelief. “You’re going to do what?” She was incredulous. “Go to Africa alone and climb Kilimanjaro at sixty?” She paused for a deep breath.
The first time I came to Koh Lanta, a small island in southern Thailand, I knew it would be my retirement home. There was nothing monumental that happened, just a sense of being home, being where I’m supposed to be.
Low costs… great weather… and excellent, affordable healthcare. There are lots of benefits to giving overseas living a try. But what if you haven’t decided yet which overseas retirement haven you prefer? Or what if you don’t even know yet if this go-abroad strategy is for you?
Everyone has complaints about their work, and often, retirement seems an idyllic time of freedom from schedules and appointments with far fewer responsibilities. But, as with all phases of life, there are good and bad facets…
Most of us have spent our lives learning.
We went to school, we had role models and we discovered many things simply by doing and stumbling and doing again. We have learned from our friends, our parents, our spouses and partners and our children.
You may have taken care of an older relative in the past, but odds are, you’re a caregiver right now. If that’s the case, I say, “Good on you, and congratulations for stepping up.”
A few years ago, I began thinking about how I would choose to live if I could live any way that I wanted to.
International moving is not for sissies! It’s a jolt to every cell in your body. I know – I just did a reverse commute!
At International Living, we believe firmly that you don’t have to be wealthy and well-connected to lead a more interesting, international life full of adventure and travel. You simply need to know how to do it. And there’s nobody better positioned to show you than the experts at International Living.
Whether you’re retired or have chosen to work well after 60, there is plenty you can do with your free time and extra buck.