Discover the paradise of South East Asia
If you really want to stretch your money and live in paradise, we can help you decide where to travel or retire in South East Asia. Explore the wonders of Thailand, the beautiful country of Vietnam, or the sandy beaches of the Philippine Islands.
We can help you find the perfect place to fit your retirement travel budget. In Asia, the food is amazing, the cost of living is surprisingly inexpensive, and the culture is incredible. History abounds with ancient Buddhist temples. The winters here are perfect, and the summers are hot (reminds me of Arizona). Bottom line, you can easily afford to live here, even on a small Social Security check.
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I have come to the realization that I can't afford to retire in the US. Let me rephrase that. I can't afford to retire and keep living the same lifestyle I am living now. But I am an optimist, and I have always felt there is a solution to every problem. And that is...read more
We have been travelling to Thailand quite a bit since 2012. My wife is Thai, and we are always looking for a bargain and for cheap flights to Thailand. We travel to back to Thailand at least twice a year, and we have a simple routine we use to book our cheap flights....read more
I'm 55 years old, and I'd like to retire early. I have $200,000 of equity in my home and I have $350,000 saved in my 401k. Can I afford to retire early? --- Joe S. First off, congratulations on saving $350K in your 401k at the age of 55! You saved more than...read more
I am married to a wonderful Thai lady, and I couldn't be happier. I thank my lucky stars my wife speaks excellent English. Before we were married, I traveled back and forth to Thailand every chance I could get to see her. I fell in love with Thailand, but my Thai...read more
I'm writing this for those of you who are curious about what it's like to marry a Thai woman. Maybe you've heard how sweet and how beautiful Thai women are. Well, I married one, and she is amazing. Maybe you're like me and had had a bit of bad luck with a few Western...read more
With just over 3,200 miles of coastline, you have plenty of beaches to choose from in Thailand! This tropical land of beaches has palm trees and jungles, amazing rock formations, and plenty of warm weather and warm water. Picking one can be a challenge! After...read more
We went to Thailand for my son's wedding. Several days later, my husband flew home and my girlfriend and I went south to visit the beaches. After a hectic couple of days on the island of Phuket, we took friend's advice and made our way to Ao Nang, back on the...read more
Do you have only one day in Hong Kong, and you don't want to spend very much money? We just got back from our honeymoon, and we had a blast in Hong Kong in one day without breaking the bank. Start your trip by grabbing a day pass for the MTR subway and enjoy all that...read more
Bangkok Thailand will surprise you. The hustle and bustle of a huge city with modern skyscrapers, high end malls, and brand new Toyota taxi's happily coexists with Buddhist temples, monks, a revered monarchy and ancient tradition. Not far out of town, you will...read more
We never thought about going to Thailand until our son met and became engaged to a lovely young Thai woman and the wedding was to be held in her home town of Udon Thani. So Thailand rose to the top of the travel bucket list and four family members and the groom...read more
My Thai fiance and I spent quite a bit of time in Hua Hin on my last trip to Thailand. Since I started writing this blog, I have had my eye on Thailand and Hua Hin specifically as a retirement destination. My fiance loves Hua Hin and travels there often, and many of...read more
With its beautiful beaches, and an excellent cuisine, Vietnam has become one of my favorite destinations for travel. My dad served in the Vietnam war, and he has frequently told me it is one of the most beautiful countries he has ever seen. We just returned from our...read more