It sounds cliche, but it's true. Our journey started with a book. In 2011, I purchased a book by Nadine Pisani called "Happier than a Billionaire."
Nadine and her husband decided (quite suddenly and with great conviction) to sell everything they owned in the United States and move to Costa Rica. She wrote a book about her ex-pat experience, and it became a bestseller. I read the book, told my husband about it, and after a great deal of cajoling, he decided it might be possible for us, too!
Since then, I've read dozens of books on the subject of ex-pat travel and relocation, and I am going to blog about our journey, too. I think that most people who really WANT to do this, can do this.
First of all, my husband and I speak Spanish. (a big PLUS!, although mine is a bit rusty). It helps to be bilingual, but even a few months of study can really help you on your quest for the perfect ex-pat experience. My 3 years of high school Spanish (over 20 years ago!) has helped me tremendously, and after many more months of practice, I understand and speak Spanish much better.
We visited Mexico in February 2014, and decided that we were finally going to take the plunge. This is our journey! Thanks for coming along with us!
Just a middle-class dad and mom with three young kids, looking to escape the rat race. This is our journey!
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