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Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Gee, I think the New England recommendations were for the warm months and to cruise south for the winter, where all your recommendations are possible.

Factors, such as medical care, family visits or just the comfort of home all play in. Only the OP can fully account for these.


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[QUOTE=Gregrosine;1610202]Change of seasons?!?! What change of seasons? It's still cold winter. It's been cold winter and it's been a nasty winter. I would love to have a change of season but when will that be? Now they're predicting because the Great Lakes are frozen solid that the thaw will be late and the lakes will be frigid this summer. No, I'm sorry, but as beautiful as Lake Michigan is with its fresh water and wonderful people, I think somewhere much warmer is what the good doctor orders.[/


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Step 1: Strap a snowblower to the foredeck.
Step 2: Sail south.
Step 3: When someone asks what that thing is on your boat, stop. You're there. Dave G
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Belize is offering up dual citzenship for $2500(?) righy now with no tax on imports items to get set up, if i recall correctly. I read up on it a year ago or so.
It's filling up with ex-pats. Won't be the place to be in 5 years.



Savanna is the place to be ! It's wonderful !
My wife and her girl friends like to travel to Belize and talks about us retiring there. I think the same thing as you, it's filling up too fast with ex-pats right now, same as Costa Rica has already done.

Panama is looking better and better, though.

If Cuba wasn't such a dump, and illegal for US citizens, you could retire there.

A friend of mine who went down there a couple of years ago ran into an American who was illegally living there. He would fly to Mexico once a month to get his disability deposit out of the bank in cash and then fly back to Cuba. He said he was living like a king on about $350 per month and the Cuban government was okay with it as long as he only spent the dollars where they told him to, (approved government vendors) and didn't let any of it get out to the regular people.

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Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Right now my retirement dream is to have three places: little studio in NYC, a cabin in the Adirondacks (for summer), and a little cabana on the beach in Tulum, Mexico (winter). I'll AirBnB the residences when I'm not in them so they aren't vacant.

I'm sorry, you were asking about where to sail after retirement? I got stuck at 'retirement'.
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I am pretty sure Florida would be real close to last on my list. I would be thinking s. california, tahitti, spain, greece, c. america, morocco, w. india. Just my thoughts.
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Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

The SE United States, particularly Savannah, is looking good, as does the USVI. I'm just not sure about living in a Central or South American country. I'm not opposed, but I just don't know anyone who has first hand experience being an expat.
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The SE United States, particularly Savannah, is looking good, as does the USVI. I'm just not sure about living in a Central or South American country. I'm not opposed, but I just don't know anyone who has first hand experience being an expat.
And let's not forget...the piano goes where we go! But I'm ready to find a more forgiving climate...and ready to retire too!

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Piano, guess you won't be living on the boat!
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Piano, guess you won't be living on the boat!
I'm thinking I need a place to land...but who knows, living aboard could be interesting (and I could leave the piano with my daughter).

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I'm thinking I need a place to land...but who knows, living aboard could be interesting (and I could leave the piano with my daughter).
I could not imagine cruising for long periods and not have a piano/keyboard present... I'd go nuts... Isn't your boat large enough for a semi permanent upright digital? I think my practice digital at home (88 keys with weighted keys) would fit perfectly in the next boat I'm looking at.

Curious as to what style of piano you play... classical or contemporary music?

Have any music recorded we could enjoy anywhere?
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