Retirebook

“Opening the next chapter in your life”

Retire like you have always dreamed.
The world is your oyster.

RETIRING IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

Did you know you can live in a warm tropical country at a fraction of the cost? Places such as Thailand, Ecuador, Vietnam, Portugal, and Mexico are much more affordable.

HEALTHY CHOICES

Your happiness begins with finding a healthy lifestyle just for you.

Traveling abroad opens your eyes to new cultures.

You’d be surprised how friendly other cultures can be.

New Years Resolutions for 2015

Forget about losing weight or exercising more!   My New Years resolutions for 2015 are focused on travel and enriching my life.  Dieting is boring. 1.  I'm going to do a better job of keeping a travel journal.  Actually, the writing part is going in my laptop and my...

Retire in the South of France

On a budget?  Are you tempted by Europe, but afraid of what it will cost?   Here's an idea you may not have considered before.   We think there are two types of travelers.   One books luxury rooms in the nicest hotels and enjoys relaxing and spending time there.   The...

Retire in La Paz, Mexico

Here's an interesting place to consider for a low-cost retirement.   La Paz is on the Baja California Peninsula, about 500 miles from San Diego, California - or a two hour flight.   The city of 220,000 is the capital of the state of Baja and enjoys one of the highest...

Your Job Does Not Define You

Two years ago, I had a life altering event. I lost my job. Never having lost a job before, this was devastating. In my mind, the job defined who I was. After working in the computer field for over 25 years as a network administrator,  I was a good one. It was a high...

Retire in Queretaro, Mexico

Santiago de Queretaro is a clean, modern city of 1.8 million people located about 130 miles north of Mexico City right in the middle of Mexico.   You will find modern shopping including Office Depot, Home Depot, Sam's Club and other familiar outlets.  There are also...

Dental Care in Mexico

Our 2014 snowbird adventure found us camping in Yuma for two weeks.   We questioned why several of our neighbors in the RV park would head out in their cars every morning and not return until evening?  "We go for dental care in Mexico" was the reply.    They said it...

Retire in Las Cruces, New Mexico

While you might not have thought of Las Cruces as a place to live, it is certainly worth investigating.   This is not what you'd expect in the desert.  Sitting at 3,900 feet elevation, Las Cruces is surrounded by mountains and has the Rio Grande river just west of the...

Spending Your Kid’s Inheritance

It's a beautiful summer day in Portland, and there's not a cloud in the sky. I am a teenager, and my grandfather is visiting us. I love this guy. He taught me how to fish when I was a little boy, and he always has such interesting stories to tell. Today, he has this...

Retire in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson has so much going for it.   The weather is cooler than Phoenix, there is a strong, vibrant retirement community, the cost of living is not too high and, depending on where you live, the crime rate is moderate.   The mean listing price for the Tucson area is...

Retire in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick Maryland is a medium sized town just north of Washington D.C. and west of Baltimore.  Who knows how long this area has been occupied, but the first Europeans settled in what is now Frederick in 1745.   Primarily a Pennsylvania Dutch (ethnic Germans) town, it...

But What About My Stuff?

Haven’t we all, even for a moment, thought about just jumping in the car or on a plane and leaving?  Just walk away from it all?  What freedom it would be to live like a nomad and go where the wind blows us.   Stay someplace until the weather changes or another offer...

Safe Foreign Travel

One of the things that concerns all of us is how safe we will be in another country or culture.   While horror stories abound on the news, rest assured there are hundreds of thousands of people living and travelling all over the world on any given day of the year. ...

Retire in Banff, Alberta

Looking for a cool place to spend the summer?   Or a winter wonderland?   We found just the place for you!   The town of Banff, Alberta, Canada is simply amazing.   This cherished gem in the Canadian Rockies is a town of just 8,500 permanent residents and tourism is...

Retire in Columbia, Missouri

When you combine 'Town and Gown' the result is a vibrant community with plenty of educational opportunities, generally safe neighborhoods with well educated neighbors.  Columbia is all that and more.  Home to the University of Missouri-Columbia, Stephens College,...

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