Scuba divers Craig and Heather took one trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya and fell in love. They've decided to drop everything to become digital nomads, living, working and diving in paradise full time. They realize that the Riviera Maya region is much bigger than what they saw on their first trip, however, and they don't agree on where to settle.
A pair of established San Diego professionals is ready for a change and hopes to find it in Dordogne, France. They embark on the biggest move of their lives but there's a hitch -- while one desires village life complete with tiny streets, markets of fresh food and the occasional animal, the other has something completely different in mind. Dordogne may look like a storybook setting but before any dreams can come true, these two high-achievers will have to agree on whose dream they're actually chasing.
After Jen and Rick met, they stayed put in Pennsylvania, waiting until Rick's youngest child left the nest. Now they've stamped their passports and are escaping the cold winters by heading south to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They expected an easy transition, but with only six suitcases and a cat, the pair is up against more than they bargained for trying to find their first home together in a foreign land.
After years of Minnesota's brutally cold winters affecting their young kids' physical and mental well-being, Laney and Brian felt the best medicine was the sun and surf of one of their favorite vacation spots: the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Brian loves the idea of the kids being able to live in the raw, natural environment, but Laney is more concerned with finding a safe, comfortable home for the family. A debate kicks up over safety versus scenery as they look for a home that can blend his carefree attitude with her protective nature.
Robert has always wanted to explore his deep Italian roots. The quaint town of Gradisca d'Isonzo is easy to love, but Robert's wife, Laura, is afraid she'll feel like an outsider in the completely new world. Her husband has spent years building up expectations for his return, but as the couple looks for a home, they soon find that Robert's singular focus on recreating the past leaves Laura feeling like the odd woman out.
A couple of successful New York City entrepreneurs are feeling the draw to return to Saint Martin in the French West Indies. In order to make this move work, however, their new place has to double as a both a dream home and a working bed and breakfast. With a new business to manage, he thinks thrifty is the best approach but his optimistic wife has other ideas.
Former fighter pilot Cab and Lisa started visiting Mexico's Baja Peninsula five years ago, attracted by the beaches, breathtaking wine country views and easy drive just an hour from San Diego. Now they're on the move, but a deeper dive into the region's real estate quickly reveals that the couple has differing ideas about the perfect home.
As international teachers, Ashley and her husband, Travis, live the kind of globetrotting life that many people only dream about. The catch is that they've never been able to choose their own living space when they reach their next placement. Now they're headed for Zanzibar, Tanzania, and this time they get to pick their home. In the frenzy to decide for themselves, they quickly realize that their priorities aren't always aligned. With three kids, a tight budget and the clock ticking loudly on the first day of school, they have to face their differences and figure out the best way to put family first.
Peter and Kimberley are looking for inspiration beyond their life in West Palm Beach, Florida. Kimberley has family roots in Ireland, so they're moving to Kinsale, where Peter plans to write a novel. Between the rolling hills, the quaint town center and the ancient pubs, the couple has to choose which muse to follow as they look for a home and lay down roots.
As a Black Hawk helicopter pilot for the Army, Kevin has moved his family around the country for years. Now, thanks to an exchange program with the Australian military, they're landing Down Under and will have more time to spend with the family. Kevin's wife, Kim, is leaving her nursing job and her custom-built Colorado home to take on a new role as a stay-at-home mom. With just one income, she's tightening the purse strings on their house hunt, even if it means compromising their wish list.
Newlyweds Jacques and Lounelle are high school sweethearts who have lived in Cape Town, South Africa, all their lives. When Jacques got a job transfer to Brisbane, Australia, the opportunity was too good to pass up. The couple may have known each other for nearly a lifetime, but they quickly discover that there's still a lot to learn when it comes to living together far outside of their comfort zone.
Impulsive chef Bill and his entrepreneurial wife Paige are moving to Costa Rica to pursue Bill's latest obsession: living around sloths. They've decided to go all in and purchase a home instead of renting one, and Bill has big ideas and even bigger expectations. But Paige knows that with two businesses running remotely, going into debt isn't an option.
All New Thursdays at 9|8c