Until World War II, only the wealthy could travel for extended periods. Today these long-term travel over 50 is available to most Americans and Canadians.
This blog contains Paul Heller’s, the Founder of Fifty-Plus Nomad, favorite stories about his sixteen years of living and traveling worldwide.
This post lists the pros and cons of living in Merida, Mexico. It also shows how I have adapted to (and even come to appreciate) some of the cons of living in Merida.
When I was younger being charged more for things than locals used to piss me off. Now I simply acknowledge it as part of traveling and living in third-world countries. I find the less it bothers me the less I attract aggressive vendors, too.
I live in Mexico because I love the country’s rich culture, history, nature, food and people. (Note: I have a related post on the pros and cons of living in Merida).
Unless you are careful, you will spend 7% more on foreign exchange conversion fees than you should. By making a few simple changes, I avoided these fees and saved myself $18,000 during my five-year, round-the-world journey.