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Season 1

April 2, 2022

E78 Retire in Mesa, Arizona and Timeshare in Mexico

You love to travel, but you also love spending time with your children and grandchildren who are spread out mostly in the Western United States. How do you split your time? Carol and Bill Colborn decided to spend 6 months …

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March 26, 2022

E77 Retire in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We all expect to be respected at every age, especially when we retire, perhaps even revered. We also wish to spend less, but not compromise on healthcare, culture, traveling, our accommodations and safety. If you’re a single ...

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March 19, 2022

E76 Retire in Steilacoom, Washington

Peggy Cleveland grew up a military brat, served in the Army for 12 years, and was a military spouse until her husband retired from the service. It’s no surprise, Peggy has literally been around the world and has moved 33 …

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March 12, 2022

E75 Retire in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Karen Blue (Blue) worked a stressful job and lived in a very expensive city. At 52, she was ready to retire, but her accountant advised that she’d be unable to do so if she wished to stay in California's Silicon …

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March 5, 2022

E74 Retire in New Castle, Delaware

You live in a pricey northeast city which you find is becoming more expensive to live in, what should you do? Barbara Winard and Martin Kozlowski felt that way about Jersey City, New Jersey but they had to figure out …

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Feb. 26, 2022

E73 Retire in Lisbon, Portugal

You desire to retire in France, but it’s prohibitively expensive, where do you go? Rosemary Bointon and Ian Cole opted for the cosmopolitan, cultural, yet charming, city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the largest c...

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Feb. 19, 2022

E72 Retiring in Pearce, Arizona

Would you retire to a rural mining ghost town? Pearce, Arizona doesn’t have a supermarket or a movie theater, but it has musicians Donna and Gary Brown for entertainment. The couple grew up in Chicago; formed a band when they...

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Feb. 12, 2022

E 71 Retiring in Krakow, Poland

When Americans think about places to retire, few would consider Krakow, Poland. They might visit there for historic reasons, but not as a place to live full-time. Grace Nagiecka and Greg Spring would beg to differ! They fell ...

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Feb. 5, 2022

E70 Retiring in Vero Beach, Florida

You retire with limited income and savings and don’t wish to live overseas, what do you do? Consider “senior housing?” Joan and Steven Reid moved from a small apartment in the affluent community of Pearl River, New York, to a...

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Jan. 29, 2022

E69 Retiring in Alicante, Spain

Sometimes, retirees don't spend long in what they believed would be their “forever home.” After retirement, Al Salas and Carlos Torres moved to, what was, their vacation home in the small seaside town of Lewes, Delaware. They...

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Jan. 22, 2022

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 …

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Jan. 15, 2022

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 bea...

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Jan. 8, 2022

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 …

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Jan. 2, 2022

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...

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Dec. 25, 2021

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 po...

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Dec. 18, 2021

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 …

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Dec. 11, 2021

E62 Retiring in Montefrio, Andalusia, Spain

Imagine this, you are living in Abu Dhabi but desire more of a rural life. You have never been to Spain and you don’t know Spanish, would you purchase an old house, without a roof, in a rural spot in …

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Dec. 4, 2021

E61 Retiring in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, of Bucks County

Find a home within a two-hour driving radius of Hoboken, New Jersey, where your new grandchild resides. Where do you go? Nancy and Joel Collamer decided to check out Bucks County, Pennsylvania by renting a home in an active 5...

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Nov. 27, 2021

E60 Retiring in Brittany, France

In 1992, Mark Greenside was a 47 year old New Yorker living in Northern California. His most valuable possession was a 20 year old car and he considered himself downwardly mobile and a lifelong sceptic. Nevertheless, he purch...

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Nov. 20, 2021

E59 Retiring in ShantiNiketan, a 55+ Indian American Community in Tav…

Many immigrants come to America for better opportunities for their future generations, then yearn to return to their homeland in their golden years, only to find that what they left behind has dramatically changed and their A...

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Nov. 13, 2021

E58 Retiring in Oaxaca City, Mexico after Retiring in San Ramon, Cost…

You retire to Costa Rica and love it but you desire to live somewhere with more historic culture, where do you go? Paul and Gloria Yeatman felt a pull ... After living in Costa Rica for 12 years, the couple …

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Nov. 6, 2021

E57 Retiring in Pinetop, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico with a Stopov…

After sailing around the world together for eight years, where should a couple retire? Those years would be a mix of living together in tight quarters of a boat and stopping in exotic places around the globe. What if your …

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Oct. 30, 2021

E56 Retiring in Valencia, Spain

Would you like to retire to a place with a great combination of food and history? How about Valencia, a comfortable city on Spain’s Mediterranean Coast? Valencia is, after all, the birthplace of paella. While it was politics,...

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Oct. 23, 2021

E55 Retiring in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia is known as “The Forest City” for good reason. Arching live oaks, swathed with picturesquely gothic drapes of Spanish moss add charm to a city which is already beaming with historic architecture. Along with ...

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Oct. 16, 2021

E54 Retiring in Bangkok, Thailand

Imagine living in a truly cosmopolitan, top-tier city where having a full-time housekeeper/cook is affordable. Suzanne Nam, and her family, found all that and more in Bangkok, Thailand. She has lived in Bangkok for over 15 ye...

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Oct. 9, 2021

E53 Retiring in Venice, Florida with Stopovers in the British Virgin …

Have you ever dreamt about chucking everything and escaping to a far-away island? Cynthia and Winston Hovey made it happen! They left their ocean-view apartment and corporate lifestyle in San Diego to live in a grass hut and ...

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Oct. 2, 2021

E52 Retiring in Manta, Ecuador

Have you considered retiring early? What is early though? Is it under 65, your early 50s, late 50s? Meet our youngest guests on the show to date! Traci Stinson-Smiley, 48, and Rolanda Stinson-Smiley, 38, a couple who went fro...

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Sept. 25, 2021

E51 Retiring Everywhere with the Senior Nomads

Have you ever considered dropping and selling everything so you could travel the world without stopping? That is exactly what Debbie and Michael Campbell, The Senior Nomads , did in July 2013. Since then, the couple has roame...

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Sept. 18, 2021

E50 Retiring in Pravets, Bulgaria

Have you ruled out living in Europe due to its high price tag? You may want to check out Bulgaria. It has a low cost of living, welcoming locals, authentic culture, a low crime rate and provides a great launching …

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Sept. 11, 2021

E49 Retiring in Coastal South Carolina - Charleston, Myrtle Beach and…

South Carolina is known as the palmetto state but it offers much more. With stunning beaches, world-class golf, rich history, delicious cuisine, and no shortage of southern hospitality, coastal South Carolina provides an incr...

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Sept. 5, 2021

E48 Retiring in Phuket, Thailand

You love Vietnam, but it’s a little too noisy for your taste, especially when you’re attempting to catch some zzzzzs? Move to Phuket! That’s what Richard Joynes did! When he is not volunteering, Richard enjoys a fun and adven...

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Aug. 28, 2021

E47 Retiring in Queens, New York with Monte A. Melnick

Monte A. Melnick traveled all over the world for over 22 years as tour manager (and much more) to the legendary Ramones. Monte could live anywhere, but he stayed in the place where it all began for him and the …

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Aug. 21, 2021

E46 Retiring in Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Are you on the hunt for distinctive pottery? The city of Santa Ana in Costa Rica is the home of over 100 locally owned and operated pottery shops. If pottery is not your thing, Santa Ana is also the place …

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Aug. 14, 2021

E45 Retiring in Panama City Beach, Florida

Where can you find powdery white sand beaches in the central time zone? Panama City Beach, Florida. Yes, Florida! Much of Florida’s panhandle is, in fact, in the central time zone. Christine Bennett visited Panama City Beach ...

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Aug. 7, 2021

E44 Retiring in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico

Are you still thinking of Mexico? How about a city with beautiful historic buildings, weather that’s not too hot or too cold, and a low cost of living? Look no further than Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. Bill and ...

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July 31, 2021

E43 Retiring in Fletcher, NC With a Stopover in Ireland

If you desired to live in Ireland, but circumstances prevented you from doing so, what’s your Plan B? Jane Fadely found herself in that situation and she discovered Fletcher, North Carolina. Fletcher is in the Blue Ridge Moun...

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July 24, 2021

E42 Retiring in Sicily, Italy (Taormina)

In preparation to retire in Sicily, Italy, Barbara Palermo and Ken Hill gained Italian citizenship, tracked down long-lost relatives, purchased and renovated an old farmhouse, opened a bed and breakfast, and moved during the ...

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July 17, 2021

E41 Retiring in Durham, North Carolina with a stopover in the Peace C…

Does your younger self wish you had joined the Peace Corps? Well, it’s not too late, David and Champa Jarmul did so for two years while in their 60s! For them, it was a “life changing experience.” David’s book on …

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July 10, 2021

E40 Retiring in Coronado/Las Lajas, Panama

If you moved to another country and endured fraud and illness, would you stay there? Diane Maxwell, a retired nurse, encountered such troubles in Panama, yet she fought through it, stayed, and loves her adopted country. Dian...

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July 3, 2021

E39 Retiring in Wilmington, Delaware

How about living within 3 hours of New York City, at affordable housing rates, low taxes, a variety of outdoor activities, and a relaxing lifestyle? Brian and KJune Harris were looking for all of that and they found Wilmingto...

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June 26, 2021

E38 Retiring in Mazatlan, Mexico

Where may one retire on a budget if they love the beach, all the conveniences and easy access to the arts that come with living in a large city? The tricky part of that question is the low cost requirement. …

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June 19, 2021

E37 Retiring in Punta Gorda, Florida

Many midwesterners, tired of brutal winters, dream of retiring to warmer weather. Wisconsin teachers Greg and Vikki Winkler had their eyes set on Florida. They ended up in Punta Gorda, but Punta Gorda actually picked them. Th...

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June 12, 2021

E36 Retiring in Seville, Spain

If you traveled to 60 countries, do you think you would end up with a favorite place? Karen and Richard McCann did just that before deciding to retire in Seville, Spain. Sevillianos like to stay out late, perhaps that is …

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June 5, 2021

E35 Retiring in Aiea, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

This is a special episode, as Retire There was invited to present at the first Asian Podcast Festival! The festival was organized by the Asian American Podcasters Association and broadcast live on May 30, 2021. We invited Haz...

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May 30, 2021

E34 Retiring in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, after trekking a…

In 2011, Alison Armstrong and Don Read, of Vancouver, Canada, wanted to retire and travel the world. Finances were preventing them from living their dream. That May, Don had a premonition that selling the couple's condo would...

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May 22, 2021

E33 Retiring in Mexico's Lesser Known Jewels

When Russell Blake sold his real estate development company in 2002, he could have moved anywhere, but ended up in Mexico and has never looked back. He started writing suspense and thriller novels but was unable to find a pub...

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May 9, 2021

E32 Retiring in Warwick, Rhode Island, with an Asheville, North Carol…

Rhode Island is the new Florida! says Warwick, Rhode Island resident Colleen Kelly Mellor, and her life partner Paul Wesley Gates. These two visited various popular retirement destinations before falling in love with Ashevill...

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May 8, 2021

E31 Retiring in Cuenca, Ecuador

Would you like to live in a place where the old and the new co-exist gracefully side-by-side? If your answer is yes, check out the beautiful and tranquil city of Cuenca, Ecuador. An Ecuadorian city with no shortage of expats....

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May 1, 2021

E30 Retiring in Dania Beach, Florida

Would you like to live near the beach in a place with a small town feel with plenty to do? Dania Beach is that place, with a nice beach, a long pier, antique shops, and one of the largest jai …

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April 24, 2021

E29 Retiring in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Life coach Margaret Nash and her husband Luis were searching for a place to live with a thriving art scene and plenty of hippies. They landed in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a place which combines old-world charm with a …

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