An Ohio couple intent on buying a second home in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, downsizes their possessions and assesses their priorities. Tim wants to stick to the budget so his wife, Diana, can retire and enjoy the sun, surf and sand. Diana is more interested in living close to town in a turn-key home, which may stretch their budget.
A California couple lands teaching jobs in Casablanca and packs up everything, including their two sons, to make the adventure a success. But when they get to Morocco, they find out their budget won't get them what they want in the city, and they may need to make some compromises.
A couple who met in New Zealand is looking for a place in Sayulita, Mexico, to use as a family retreat and potential rental property. Early in Conrad and Katherine's relationship, he was diagnosed with cancer. Katherine took care of Conrad while he underwent treatment, and now that he is cancer-free, the couple is excited to start a new chapter of their life together in Mexico.
After reflecting on her life and dream of living abroad, Texas-native Cheryl has sold her possessions and is moving with her dog, Penelope, to Auckland, New Zealand. A local friend joins Cheryl on the house hunt to find a place that's convenient to the city, budget-friendly and, most importantly, dog-friendly.
Fascinated by the Australian rain forest, arborist Matt has convinced his wife, Kelda, to leave her comforts behind in the UK and move to Mossman, Australia. Kelda is terrified of the wildlife that comes with living in the bush, so she's reluctant to move her children to a home anywhere but in town. Luckily, real estate agent Mark lives in the rain forest with his own family, so he's the right man to help this family adapt to life in Far North Queensland.
Nine years after vacationing on St. John, where home prices run into the millions of dollars, Julie and David have finally saved enough to make the move there from Colorado. David wants a home with an open-air, Caribbean design, while Julie prefers a modern, contemporary home.
A couple is ready to leave their stressful jobs in New Jersey to become first-time bed and breakfast owners in Merida, Mexico. With an all-in budget of $450,000, he wants to find something that's ready for guests immediately. However, she is willing to take on a renovation project that's better for them in the long run.
Stuart and Rachel are ready to leave the cold, Canadian winters behind and move their family to his hometown of sunny Adelaide, Australia. Rachel is worried about the transition for the kids, so she and Stuart must find a middle ground to make their move across the world a success.
Two professors are relocating from West Virginia to Stellenbosch, South Africa, for new jobs. Their first priority is to make sure their two daughters are adjusting comfortably to their new life, but four strong opinions on where the family should live could make choosing a home more difficult.
After a lifelong obsession with Africa, a woman moves her family to Cape Town, South Africa. With two very young children, they need a place that will provide the smoothest transition to a new culture. But first, the city-loving woman and her beach-loving husband must come to an agreement on the best place for their family.
A travel-loving couple gives in to the lure of South East Asia and begins searching for a home in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They hope to find a Western-style home with a pool and plenty of space for creativity, but they both know that every item on their wish list will end up costing them. Finding a place with the conveniences of America on their tight budget might be asking too much and could leave them with less house than they'd hoped.
A couple of teachers who grew up living abroad wants to give the same experience to their daughters in Antibes, France. They've been saving up for the move for five years now but they face a few limiting factors that may change their plans. They're looking for a handicap-accessible home with few stairs and a bathtub as well as plenty of outdoor space. Their daughters each want their own bedroom, which strains their budget even more. Will the family find a perfect home with the French charm they're looking for?
A couple decides to become residents of Amsterdam after falling in love with the charm of the Netherlands while on vacation. While he's excited to find the perfect Dutch dream home on the canals, his wife already made a big move from Japan to the United States and doesn't share his enthusiasm to move again. They've found a real estate agent to help them track down the perfect home, but will their budget and her worries keep them from finding it?
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