68 episodes

Gil and Gene, a couple in their fifties are dreaming of their future. They're filled with ideas of how they will spend their retirement days. 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: gg@retirethere.comTwitter: @RetireThere_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retirethere_/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq8t2gMpNaP8GzvgAOv4Vlg/featured

Retire There with Gil & Gene GIl & Gene

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Gil and Gene, a couple in their fifties are dreaming of their future. They're filled with ideas of how they will spend their retirement days. 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: gg@retirethere.comTwitter: @RetireThere_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retirethere_/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq8t2gMpNaP8GzvgAOv4Vlg/featured

    E68 Retiring in a Manufactured Home in Florida

    E68 Retiring in a Manufactured Home in Florida

    What images come to mind when you hear the terms trailer park or mobile home park? You may think of run-down communities with stray dogs and men walking sporting wife-beater tops. That stereotype is what led to the birth of the name “manufactured” homes and their communities. Many manufactured home communities in Florida have beautiful dwellings with fabulous amenities such as pools, gyms and pickle ball courts. Design a mid-century style manufactured home in your dream venue and you’ll be set. Find out more about manufactured homes in Florida with expert Russell Watson, on Episode 68 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
    Find out more from Russell Watson from his:
    Book: Retirement in Florida; Manufactured Homes & The Land-Lease Option; Things to Consider
    Website: https://russellswatson.com 
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCasZKBnhsusrfFqTfHSho6g
    Facebook: Facebook Page
    Twitter: @RussellSWatson1

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E67 Retiring in Gozo, Malta

    E67 Retiring in Gozo, Malta

    Brits frequently complain about gloomy weather, but how many of them leave the country because of it? Fiona Mackenzie-Spence did. I was spiritually guided to Gozo, Malta, says Fiona, a place she had never been. Gozo is a beautiful Mediterranean island where nearly all of the natives speak English. Listen to our conversation with Fiona, about moving to Gozo, on Episode 67 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
    Fiona Mackenzie-Spence’s book on relocating to, and living in, Gozo, Malta is Rock Hopping Tales of a Single Granny: Moving to Malta. 
    Check out some of Fiona’s photographic art here.

    • 58 min
    E66 Retiring in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    E66 Retiring in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    How would you like to retire to a diverse, vibrant city, one that is much, much more affordable than New York or San Francisco? Sarah Vogel opted for Philadelphia, a city which offers all the amenities of other major hubs at, what can be, a fraction of the price. Among other things, Philly is brimming with cultural and historic institutions, delicious eateries, pro-sports teams, many parks and wooded trails. Join us as we chat with Sarah Vogel about the City of Brotherly Love on Episode 66 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
    Road Scholar is an American not-for-profit organization that provides educational travel programs primarily geared to older adults.

    • 55 min
    E65 Retire There 2021 Year-End Wrap Up with Gil & Gene

    E65 Retire There 2021 Year-End Wrap Up with Gil & Gene

    Happy 2022! In Episode 65, Gil & Gene discuss how the Retire There podcast has evolved in 2021. Specifically, they chat about what they have learned from their guests, themselves, and where they think they’ve agreed to retire. 
    Gil & Gene are proud of their 2021 achievements:
    Retire There with Gil & Gene won a 2021 Golden Crane Award for Best Society & Culture podcast by the Asian American Podcast Association.They were invited to and appeared on Wes Moss’ podcast Retire Sooner. It’s  Episode 52, Selecting your ideal retirement location with Gilen Chan and Gene Preudhomme, released on September 27, 2021.They were featured in an article, Looking for Paradise on the Rutgers University Alumni Association website, published on March 8, 2021.One of their guests, Karen McCann of Seville, Spain, wrote a great article about Gil & Gene, Where To Retire: One Couple's Ingenious Way To Figure It Out.Forever grateful to their guests and listeners, may this be a healthy and peaceful 2022! 

    • 40 min
    E64 Retiring in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

    E64 Retiring in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

    If you were retiring on a U.S. military pension and wanted to live a comfortable life, where would you go? Donny Chamberland recently retired from the military, and his wife, Victoria, recently did the same from a civilian position. They decided to leave Madison, Wisconsin and retire to San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. Each year throngs of people come to relax at the many resorts the Dominican Republic has to offer. But what is it like to reside there full-time? Find out on Episode 64 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
    The Chamberlands discuss living in the Dominican Republic on their YouTube channel, called Victoria + Donny, which is in both English and Spanish.

    • 35 min
    E63 Retiring in Hayward Wisconsin (and Bonita Springs, Florida)

    E63 Retiring in Hayward Wisconsin (and Bonita Springs, Florida)

    If you were in the red zone of retirement and you love outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking, where would you retire? Julie Sosinski selected a lake home near Hayward, Wisconsin for most of the year and a condo in Bonita Springs, Florida for the winter months. Find out more about Julie’s adventurous life, on Episode 63 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Meng Min ,

My favorite podcast

So much valuable information you simply can’t find anywhere else. The interviews cover a lot of topics and are extremely helpful for retirees, who are interested in relocating.

holybeautifulmississippi ,

Excellent Content

I am a podcast enthusiast and have scoured the depths of Apple Podcasts for interesting content related to travel, financial literacy, philosophy, comedy, etc. Although I am not quite at retirement age or phase yet, this podcast has been such a nice addition to the queue. Gil and Gene are informed, funny, charming, naturally inquisitive, and they allow their guests the space to fully answer. This is really a travel podcast in retirement’s clothing. Keep up the great work! And I wonder where Gil and Gene will end up retiring to?

GodivaSwan ,

Real experiences, great resource

I just love this podcast because it is such a natural conversation between interesting people. You really get a sense of what it’s like to live in different places. I am learning quite a bit about what style of retirement I am interested in having and where. The overall theme is attitude, if you are positive- so will be your experiences. Research is important and this podcast is very helpful. I hope more retirees who have moved share their stories.

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