Gil and Gene are dreaming of their future. Ideas of how they will spend their retirement days abound. They just don't know where in the world they will spend them. Join them each week as they explore a new potential retirement location. On each podcast, Gil and Gene chat with retirees who describe life in their adopted city. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us and/or follow us! Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @RetireThere_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retirethere_/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq8t2gMpNaP8GzvgAOv4Vlg/featuredhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/retirethere
E85 Retire in Hong Kong, China
Have you always assumed Hong Kong would be prohibitively expensive to live in? When Brits Ben Zabulis and Hilary Garland spent nine hectic years living and working in Hong Kong, they didn’t consider retiring there. The worklife in the city grew tiresome and the couple returned to England. Unbeknownst to them, that move would mark the beginning of their retirement while still in their 40s. Eventually, they returned to Hong Kong and found ways to make living there pleasantly affordable. Find out more about the surprising retirement destination of Hong Kong, on episode 85 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
Ben Zabulis authored Chartered Territory: An Engineer Abroad.
E84 Retire in Austin, Texas in a Tiny Home
Have you ever seriously considered getting rid of almost all of your stuff and moving to a tiny home. Brandy Beverly had been intrigued with tiny homes for over 30 years, ever since she met a client who made flat-packed living quarters for oil field ‘man camps.’ When Beverly unexpectedly retired in 2020, she sold her 1,700 square foot home in Houston, the land of McMansions, and purchased a home in the Village Farm Tiny Home Community in Austin, Texas. Learn more about Beverly’s route to a minimalist home lifestyle, on Episode 84 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
Watch Brandy featured on a YouTube episode of Tiny Home Tours here
View the Village Farm’s Tiny Home Community
The artwork of brandy’s father, Kerry Beverly, may be found at https://kerrybeverly.com/.
Check out Brandy’s upcoming art exhibit of her Dad’s work here. The exhibit is to be held on June 11, 2022 at the Village Farm Tiny Home Community.
E83 Retire in Salgueiro da Lomba, Portugal
Bill Mauro and Marcus Laurence retired early while living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. They soon realized that the high cost of health insurance would make it difficult to maintain their lifestyle in America. A vacation to Spain convinced them that retiring there was the answer! However, due to Spain’s residency rules they surprisingly learned that health insurance would be costly there as well. They researched and found they could move to Portugal and immediately use that country’s government healthcare. So, before ever visiting Portugal, they decided it was the place where they would retire. They boarded a plane bound to Portugal with six suitcases. The road to their home in the mountains of Portugal has not been completely smooth, but they now love, and are loved in, Portugal. Find out more about Bill and Marcus’ path to Salgueiro da Lomba, Portugal, on Episode 83 of Retire there with Gil & Gene.
Bill created a Facebook group called Bears Retiring in Europe.
Bill and Marcus have an Instagram page, dedicated to their home, called CasaDaLomba050.
E82 Retire in Woodburn, Oregon
Lorrie Cox moved to Woodburn, Oregon because her husband found a house in a 55+ community and promised to renovate it to her liking. Her husband made the home beautiful. Sadly, he passed. Lorrie stayed on in Woodburn, as she loved the warmth and generosity of her community, beauty of the region, and many things to do. Lorrie became a real estate broker and she stands out when showing properties to house hunters in her 4-person, heated, purple and yellow golf cart. Find out more about Woodburn, Oregon, on Episode 82 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
Lorrie’s real estate website is here.
For real estate information, she may be contacted at email@example.com or 503-989-1986.
E81 Retire in Florence, Italy
Sally Carrocino started traveling later in life, but she made up for it. She traveled extensively in Europe and even married in Italy. When her husband passed away, she was devastated but it did not stop her from pursuing her retirement dreams. California’s high cost of living motivated her to look at other states, but none seemed to meet most of her needs. Then she had an epiphany. While she couldn’t figure out where to move in the U.S., she knew precisely the neighborhood in Florence, Italy. Shortly thereafter Sally rid most of her material possessions, and moved with her dog Zoe to Florence and she has not looked back. Find out more about Sally’s life in Florence on Episode 81 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
Check out Sally’s life in Florence from a SeniorPlanet.org article titled Aging Out of Place in Florence, Italy.
Sally blogs at espresso to prosecco.
Along with Sting, Francis Ford Coppola and others, Sally Carrocino appeared in a PBS special about living in Italy titled Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive. To find out more about the show, click here.
E80 Retire Early Everywhere
You are fortunate to be part of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement and retire in your 40’s, but the American health insurance available is either inadequate or prohibitively expensive. What do you do? Tim and Amy Rutherford decided to sell their home and the vast majority of their belongings to live as global nomads in the U.S. and around the world. They accomplish this by travel-hacking and spending part of their time living rent-free as house-sitters and part-time renting on a short term basis. Find out more about this resourceful and enterprising couple on Episode 80 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
TIm and Amy Rutherford’s YouTube channel is GoWithLess.
Their Facebook page is here.
So informative - and the low-key, curious, and thoughtful hosts being out fascinating insights from the diverse guests.
Just get to the point already!
This is a great idea for a podcast but it is poorly executed. It take forever for the hosts/guests to get to the point. They will literally spend half the show talking about things that have nothing to do with the target country. This feels like listening to your grandparents talk to another set of grandparents on a public bus.
Love this podcast. It really gives you an intimate look into different places and people’s experiences choosing where to retire. Very inspiring and the hosts are fun to listen to. Great show!