After vacationing in Spain's Island of Mallorca, a couple has decided to make a permanent move so they can be closer to her family. They have dramatically different ideas when it comes to lifestyle, however, and the split is threatening to derail the house hunt. She's picturing a leisurely island lifestyle in a stress-free turnkey home but he's looking for a project like the one he's found in a centuries-old abandoned farmhouse.
An Indiana couple is ready to escape harsh winters and uproot to St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands with their two beloved dogs. Money is tight, however, so the properties they can afford are also tight. She'll stop at nothing to make sure their dogs have enough space to play but he's fighting to make sure the perfect doggie domicile doesn't price them out of their paradise.
After receiving a lifesaving kidney transplant, a man has re-evaluated his priorities and is ready to let loose, enjoy life and spend more time with his husband. They're making a change for the better by buying a vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but things start to get rocky when it comes to finances.
After fighting the urge to settle down, a couple is ready to find a home where she can connect to her roots in Mexico City. He's thrilled by the opportunity to live in the kind of apartment that they can't afford back home but she can't deal with the noise that comes with living off a main street. While they've been able to hold off on parenthood and nesting, they're now learning the hard way they can't escape having to make grown-up decisions.
After dating online for 20 years, a couple finally connects in his home country of New Zealand. They're now taking a step back from their hectic careers so they can start a bed and breakfast where they can make the most of life together in their coastal haven. They may have known each other for a long time but looking for a home has them considering the many ins and outs of living together.
A woman has agreed to leave her sophisticated urban lifestyle in Estonia after her husband accepts a job in Switzerland. While she's given up a career in fashion, she's not willing to give up the fashion lifestyle so living in Zurich is key. His new job is an hour out of town, though, so if the family is going to thrive in the serene Swiss countryside, somebody has to give in.
While the fast-paced metropolis of Chicago stimulates the CEO in him, a man is desperate for some time to relax. Hoping to nurture his fun-loving side, he's decided to buy a home in his favorite vacation destination of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. His sassy and free-spirited friend is a local and knows all the town's ins-and-outs, so he's depending on her strong opinions to help him find the perfect place.
Anytime they needed a break from their hectic lives, this Colorado couple's go-to spot has always been Ecuador's laid-back Manabi Province. They're hoping to find their own vacation home in this easy-going spot but they'll have to overcome a harsh personality divide before settling in the perfect place.
Soon-to-be newlyweds are excited to follow a job opportunity to Perth, Australia. She loves her family, however, and laments the fact that Perth is the farthest physical point on the planet from her hometown of Boston. Life may soon turn upside down for this couple but the warm climate and amazing Australian beaches may be just what they need to thrive.
After living in the United States most of his life, a Costa-Rica-born man and his wife decide to move closer to his family. They want their children to have a simpler life in Costa Rica, but returning with two young daughters and a seven-months-pregnant wife may make finding bliss difficult.
A woman is ready to pack up and move to Paris, France -- a dream she's had ever since visiting the Marais neighborhood as an exchange student years ago. She's bringing along a good friend who tries to keep her grounded but injecting practicality may be difficult as she decides between the perfect neighborhood and the perfect space.
After watching their kids get sidetracked by the superficial highs of constant screen time and instant gratification, a couple is ready to take drastic measures to show them the value of living in the present. Now they're downsizing their Colorado lives and finding a home in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica, with hopes of helping their kids appreciate the benefits of living a simpler life.
A native New Yorker is coming to grips with how drastically different life is going to be now that she's accepted a job offer in South Korea. She's vowed to bring a taste of home with her -- by bringing her oversized American furniture along -- but her friend thinks clinging to the familiar is a distraction. Now she must determine if making the most of a new opportunity is worth giving up her familiar comforts.
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