Ever thought about splitting your time between two countries? Living part time in your country of residence and part time in your dream destination? As retirement begins to creep closer and closer, you might want to explore the idea of having two ideal destinations to spend certain times of the year in. There is nothing more adventurous than switching up your surroundings every once in a while. It keeps life exciting.
Living Part Time in America and Mexico
More and more North Americans are purchasing second homes outside their country’s borders. It appears that Mexico is one of the more popular choices live part time. And why not! It’s close, inexpensive and provides lots of exciting adventures. Mexico and specifically the Riviera Maya offers plenty a communities filled with lots of like-minded people. Spend summers in your hometown and winters in near perfect temperatures. What more can you ask for!
No matter how you divide your time, you will always have the thrill of changing up your routines. You can elect to spend any amount of time at home enjoying family and longtime friends. You will always have plenty of adventurous travels to talk about and quite frankly, be the envy of your peers. Plan out certain holidays or special times of the year to be at home. Then when the urge starts to tickle that travel nerve or when the first snow flake drops, jump on a plane and head to your other paradise destination.
Mexico – Ideal second home destination
Landing in a familiar airport – away from home, feels like second nature to you. Make your way back to another set of friends, cuisines and an exchange of scenery. You can walk down the street and recognize people who you have built causal relationships with be it a server, outdoor vendor or neighbor. International destinations seem to bring different cultures together. You might wear long pants, a collared shirt and tennis shoes at home. But in Mexico you wear shorts, a T-shirt and flip flops. For dinner you might have enjoyed steak and potatoes, but in Mexico its seafood, tacos and spiced rice! The same goes with your favorite beverages.
Six months out of the year you shop in malls and retail outlets and in Mexico you enjoy open air markets and local grocery stores. Taking hikes along mountainous trails covered with pine trees and mighty oaks or exchanged for casual strolls on a beach lined with palm trees. Brisk mountain air filled with hickory scent can easily turn into a gentle breeze filled with an aquatic aroma stimulated by the Caribbean Sea. There is nothing like diverse settings to keep life interesting.
As we grow older and closer to our ‘golden age’, we begin to do things that we never thought imaginable in our younger years. And one of those un-imaginary alacrity moments is to have two homes in two different geographical locations. Having the choice to bounce between different cultures, traditions and points of interest is simply amazing. Nothing like a dish of variety that brings spice to life!