A Spanish teacher and her family are moving from Michigan to Pamplona, Spain. After teaching Spanish for more than 20 years, Kristin has convinced her husband, Jim, and their daughter to sell their home and put their jobs on hold in order to pursue her dream of living in Spain. Kristin is eager to immerse her family in everything Pamplona's city center has to offer, but Jim feels that they will get more value away from town.
A family with a passion for travel follows a job opportunity abroad in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The country is home to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti region and the Masai people, so the family thinks the culture and warm tropical island vibe of Dar es Salaam will be a perfect fit. With the location decided, the family now must choose between living in a free-standing home with plenty of outdoor space or living closer to the beach in something smaller and lower maintenance. Will the family find their African dream home?
After falling in love with the landscape and laid back lifestyle of New Zealand, two workaholics make the decision to move without jobs to rural Hawke's Bay. But with one willing to undergo reno to stay on budget and the other wanting to relax right away in a move-in ready house in the countryside, who will get their way in Hawke's Bay?
After visiting Italy as a teenager and vowing to return, a man and his partner decide to move to the medieval village of Guardia Sanframondi. With mountainous views and inexpensive properties dating back to the 1500s, the old-world charm of the village is hard to pass up. The couple may not be ready to tackle an international renovation, however, and may opt for a property with modern amenities and an updated kitchen. Can Guardia Sanframondi give them their Italian dream home?
Globetrotting Hoosiers Pat and Karen fell in love with San Jose and are ready to make the move from Indiana, but with no mortgages in Ecuador, they must pay in full with their life savings. They want to be both close to the beach and within walking distance to town. Karen wants a home large enough to host friends and family, but Pat is looking to downsize and is holding firm to their budget.
A couple leaves the rolling hills of Tennessee for a bombshell job offer in Nuremberg, Germany. He wants a modern home with a short commute, but she prefers a home with character in the city center that's close to shops and restaurants.
After an eye-opening accident, Wendy and Simon are following their dream of opening a business in the Caribbean. Their research leads them to Bocas del Toro, Panama, which offers great opportunities for new businesses. However, Simon has dreams of a romantic, beachside bed and breakfast, while Wendy takes a hardline on the budget and wants a property that will turn a profit quickly.
Scott, a New York pharmaceutical executive who rarely leaves the United States, has gotten a job promotion and a transfer to Berlin, Germany. Scott's visions sometimes exceed his wallet, so he's bringing his best friend along on the house hunt to be a voice of reason and make sure he doesn't get in over his head.
A couple has the opportunity to move to Okinawa, Japan, for work and they know it's too good to pass up. However, their son is going into his senior year and he is reluctant to say goodbye to all of his friends and move to another country.
After the loss of a job in Texas, a couple and their two daughters are seizing the opportunity to reinvent themselves in Castelli Romani, Italy. He fears the family is holding on to Texas-sized expectations and wants to downsize while the family lives on one income, but she believes their two daughters can transition easily in a spacious home with a pool.
Gretchen and Rob want to buy a vacation home where they can eventually retire in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. But Gretchen is a stickler for the budget while Rob wants them to live as comfortably as possible, even if that means renting out the place to help pay for it.
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