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Old 01-06-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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I ran into someone the other day who told me he winters in a rented home in a different city overseas each year. It's usually for four months (Mid January to Mid April). He uses something like VRBO and rents a furnished unit and lives the life of a native. This year he is going to Ecuador.

If you could afford it, would you consider it or would you miss the United States family and friends?
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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You won't have to ask me twice. I'm ready to go! Seeing this winter is almost half over, where to next year?

Having checked into it, and understanding that obtaining permanent immigration status is pretty difficult in most of the places we'd really like to live, the part-time residency is very, very attractive.

Would I miss the U.S. or family/friends? For four-five months, probably not. But I'm sure I'll be happy once I got back. (The bureaucracy is a lot of foreign countries is...let's say "difficult" for those of us fortunate enough to be born and live in the States.)

If one has an adventurous spirit, I think it would be an exciting, wonderful experience. Probably the best way to bring my French language skills up-to-date. At least for as long as health and mobility is not an issue. (Hadn't really considered the VRBO route. Hmmm? Maybe should check into it.)
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I'd do it in a heartbeat, finances willing! I'm ten years out and I'm trying to figure out a way to make something like that work, even if only for a couple months each year....
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I know someone that does something similar.
Here in Texas the summers get hot and my friend takes off from June-Oct to points north in the US.
They rent as well via VRBO and say it's cheaper than having a second home.
They are looking at New Mexico for summer 2016.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:08 PM
 
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I know someone that does something similar.
Here in Texas the summers get hot and my friend takes off from June-Oct to points north in the US.
They rent as well via VRBO and say it's cheaper than having a second home.
We're in Texas and we do the same from about mid-June to mid-Sept. We stay in vacation rentals in different places, staying anywhere from a week to a month in each. We return home for a few days every month or so.

If it were up to me I'd love to stay somewhere outside the US for the entire summer. San Miguel de Allende MX would be my first choice. I have friends who live there permanently and others who spend summers there. But DH prefers not to leave the country.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:18 PM
 
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This is such a great idea!
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I just wish I could afford to go anywhere warmer for the winter
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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If I could I'd buy a cabin on The World.


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Old 01-06-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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All but the "foreign" part and it has nothing to do with missing family. As a single female, I'm just not that adventuresome unless we are talking about Australia or New Zealand or Martinique or the British Virgin Islands - but those are expensive places to snow bird.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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No, I have moved enough in my lifetime and I do not like the heat and humidity that much.
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