While travelling the world as a flight attendant, Kelly fell in love with the culture, architecture and wine of Bordeaux, France. His attorney husband, Steve, has finally agreed to try living abroad and let France plead its case. Leaving the stability of work life in Florida means tighter purse strings as they look for a French home, and the pair will have to agree on more than just location, but the wine and charm of village life are compelling evidence that happiness can abound in bourgeoisie Bordeaux.
Three cousins are looking for a home to share in Guadalajara, Mexico. Years after their parents emigrated to Los Angeles, cousins Alex, Marcelo and Gerardo are honoring their roots by opening a restaurant in their parents' home town. Temporarily sharing a bedroom in their grandpa's tiny house, these cousins have big dreams, bigger loans and not much else. Their optimism faces the tough reality of an expensive real estate market in a city they barely know, and the three soon find themselves at odds over who will have to give up the most. With their restaurant dreams hanging in the balance, these cousins have to grow up quickly or risk losing it all.
Seattle couple Keith and Tarah have saved and sold everything in order to leave their jobs and head south of the border to Riviera Maya, Mexico, which offers a Caribbean lifestyle on a budget. Making those pesos last, however, may require giving up more than they'd planned for.
A couple follows a job opportunity to Belgium at a time in their lives that they lovingly call their nerdy thirties. They're excited about exploring their new surroundings, however finding a space that can accommodate their senior dog is their utmost priority.
A Utah couple with a young baby decides to make the move to New Zealand after finding a career-boosting job in Timaru that promises a practical, family-focused lifestyle. Switching gears wasn't a hard decision at first, but with his taste for the finer things, sticking to the sensible path might be trickier than she had planned.
South Carolina teacher Krissie accepted a job in Hanoi, Vietnam, and met Wilfred, a teacher from South Africa. The couple is looking for an apartment to share, but like all romances, this one has its twists and turns. Krissie dreams of an urban life full of delicious and inexpensive Vietnamese street food, but Wilfred's vision includes cooking in a modern kitchen and relaxing among the rice fields in the suburbs.
Elizabeth and her husband, Scott, see her family's Portuguese roots as an opportunity to expose their daughters to global culture and diversity by moving to Lisbon. Change isn't always easy, though, and when the family's feet hit the city's quaint cobblestones, Scott begins to crave the familiarity of the suburbs. With more family-friendly prices and spaces on the outskirts, Elizabeth's insistence on an urban experience might be a bridge too far for this family looking to broaden their experience.
For the past five years, Dave and Debbie have been exploring South America by RV in search of the perfect place to plant roots. The small fishing village of San Jacinto, Ecuador, has it all: beach, mountains and proximity to the Amazon rain forest. After the RV, Debbie is tired of cramped spaces and sees Ecuador as her chance to finally spread out. Before committing to a home he can't move, Dave wants to make sure it's perfect. He wants something modest, but Debbie isn't up for roughing it, and it will be a beachfront battle as Debbie pumps the brakes on Dave's beach shack dreams.
A neurophysicist from Michigan, Nicolette has landed her dream job at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She wants an apartment in Leiden's city center, but rentals in this university town are in high demand and appeal more to students. Nicolette's colleague recommends that she look outside of Leiden for a more adult apartment, but Nicolette will have to decide if she's willing to sacrifice her social life for an upgraded apartment away from the action in Leiden.
Miguel wants to take his tennis career to the next level by moving to Australia's tennis capital, Melbourne. His thrill-seeking best friends, Vivianna and Kelly, are joining him on what they hope will be the adventure of a lifetime. Their companionship comes at a price, however, and they are intent on living in a beachfront home. But the beach is nowhere near Miguel's tennis facility, and he's serving up a million reasons why they should abandon the beach to live by the courts.
Growing restless with their day-to-day life in Boston, Liz and Tyler have decided to head to Spain for a new adventure. Liz wants to grow her career as a freelance travel writer and needs an inspiring living space with room to work. Tyler, on the other hand, has a stable office job and wants to minimize his daily commute. The young couple wants to immerse themselves in the vibrant -- and pricey -- city center of Madrid, but responsibility and a budget means they'll have to make some sacrifices.
A couple that moved their young family to Lyon, France, 15 years ago decides to return to the country they love now that lifestyle and finances allow it. However, everything is different from the Lyon they remember, and finding a home they'll fit in permanently may be harder than they thought.
A Maryland mother decides to shake up her existence with a move overseas and hit pay dirt with a clinical social worker position in Okinawa, Japan. She's resolute on finding a penthouse apartment with an ocean view, but her sensible daughter is determined to keep those wild ideas in check.
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