moving abroad

Why Move to Costa Rica

Looking to retire or just getting tired of the same old routine? Costa Rica is swiftly becoming the go-to place to live for retirees and expats as they discover the country’s physical beauty and low cost of living. Erin Van Rheenen shares some of the benefits of living in Costa Rica.

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Building a House in Costa Rica

Even if you live in a beautiful region of Costa Rica, you may long for the comfort features of North American-style homes. It can often be beneficial to build your own home to include luxuries like high ceilings, custom finishes, and tropical hardwood floors. Erin Van Rheenen weighs the pros and cons of building a house in Costa Rica.

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Where to Live in Belize

There is something for everyone in Belize, whether you want a rural or urban location, jungle or beach, serenity or hustle and bustle. If you’re thinking about moving to Belize, here’s a breakdown of regions to consider.

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Moving Your Possessions to Brazil

With the exception of books, which can be sent quite cheaply by mail, shipping possessions to Brazil from North America is very expensive. Michael Sommers lets you know what to look for in a shipping company and what to keep in mind when making your move.

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Why Moving to Belize Isn’t as Hard as You’d Think

There’s no doubt that a move abroad is a big step and a life-changing decision, but it can also be a fun adventure full of exciting new possibilities. When Victoria Day-Wilson made the move to Belize in 2006, she realized there’s no place quite like it—and discovered that moving there wasn’t as hard as she thought it’d be.

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Experience the Life of the City

Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Allison Williams

Allison Williams (Moon Seattle)

Allison worked as a writer and editor in New York City for eight years. When the lure of the Northwest became impossible to ignore, she relocated to Seattle and has since realized two lifelong dreams: summiting Mount Rainier and poking sticks into the campfire without being yelled at.

She earned her MFA in creative writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where her fiction thesis won the Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence. Her journalistic work has been recognized with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and a nomination from the City and Regional Magazine Association. As senior editor at Seattle Met magazine, she covers travel and the outdoors by hiking every trail and driving every road she can find on a map.

You can follow Allison on Twitter (@aliwill) and Instagram (@aliwill12).