After living in hot and dry Fresno, California for over ten years, Lisa Crews has reached her boiling point and now needs something different. Echoing Lisa's frustration with Fresno's distance to the Pacific Ocean, Lisa's two children are joining her in the search for something better. Lisa thinks she's found the perfect spot to spend her hard earned money: Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Lisa plans to rent the house out when she's back in California working, but her kids are looking towards immediate satisfaction. Will they agree or will there be trouble in paradise? See what happens when House Hunters International drops into Bocas Del Toro, Panama.
Jodi spent a year studying abroad in Granada - during her tenure as a student, she fell in love both with the city and Gonzalo. Thirteen years state-side and a child later, they are making the trip back to Spain and settling in the romantic town of their whimsical youth. House Hunters International recovers the magic of Granada, Spain.
Texan Alex has been working in the mining industry and met Australian Tony on his travels. Tony informed Alex about gold outside the town of Dimbulah and the two business partners are now in hot pursuit to get as close to the action as possible. Watch as House Hunters International strikes gold in Dimbulah, Australia.
Almost twenty years ago, Natalie Devoy felt the overwhelming urge to flip the script on her quiet life in Northern Ireland. The relaxed pace had lost its luster and she made the bold decision to travel the globe. After stops in Europe along the way, Natalie finally found herself smack in the middle of energetic Hue, Vietnam, parlaying her hospitality background into teaching at a tourism school. In her time in Hue, she grew to love the vibrancy of the city but now she is coming full circle, returning to another sleepy fishing village, this time in Hoi An, Vietnam. She's going back to a lifestyle that she abandoned and it's all in the name of love for her fiance Julien. They met in Hoi An, where he runs a restaurant, and now it's where they want to own their first home together. The only issue is that in order to get Julien his coveted beach access at their $50,000 budget, they may have to settle on something decidedly dated, which will not please Natalie. Will they be able to find a seaside home that can meet her modern tastes? Find out when House Hunters International travels to the Ancient Town of Hoi An, Vietnam.
At their RV dealership, Dwain and Valerie have made a business of helping other people escape from everyday life. Now that their four children are grown, they've decided to take time for themselves and leave the Canadian winter behind for the sun kissed shores of Mexico. But in the tiny village of Puerto Morelos, an influx of foreigners has stretched home supply to the limit and prices along with them. Will Valerie find her ocean retreat or will budget-conscious Dwain put a damper on her dreams? Find out when House Hunters International reconnects in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
Vanessa Tate is giving up the bright lights of Auckland, NZ for the dirt roads of Cape Tribulation, Australia for the chance at running her own tourist resort. She knows the climate in the tropics will be a huge improvement to the cold Kiwi winters but her fear of snakes, spiders and wildlife of all kind may be too much for this city girl to handle. Luckily, long-time friend and colleague, Dave will be sharing a home with her and helping her settle into her new life in the jungle. And with the help of real estate agent extraordinaire, Mark Whitham, these two adventure seekers are sure to find their dream home amid the world's oldest living rainforest.
Married for under a year, a young couple decides the time is now to give up their comfortable lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a musical playwright, she works in advertising, and for them both, London will open doors to new opportunities. But with a long list of demands and a tight budget, will they be able to settle into a flat that will give them enough space to work? Find out as House Hunters International makes its way through London, England.
After living in Cuenca, Ecuador for two years, an American family relocates to Puerto Cayo on Ecuador's Pacific coast. Dad has a new career there and the family wants to live in a house on the beach. A veteran real estate agent gives them the advice and direction they need and finally lands them a classic property on this majestic beachfront. When House Hunters International hits the beach in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador.
Burned out on the bustle and congestion of Hong Kong, Vicki Tang is dreaming of greener pastures. Her job in the tourism industry has allowed her to see many exotic locales, but it was the laid-back paradise of Cairns, Australia, that captured her imagination. Looking for a change of lifestyle, she applied for work with Tourism Tropic of North Queensland, and landed the job. After bidding g'day to her family she heads 3,500 miles south to begin her new life. Watch House Hunters International to see if Cairn's tight housing market will undermine Vicki's dreams of living the idyllic tropical life.
Canadians Glenn and Sheila met by chance in a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Soon after Glen followed Sheila deeper into Africa for six weeks. They've since been to over 60 countries, but when their family grew, they decided to station themselves in Vancouver. When Glenn got an offer to relocate to St. Lucia for work, Sheila saw it as an opportunity to teach their young daughter, Cairo, to love travel as they do. The job offer was immediate, so the hunt is fast and furious. The problem is Glenn and Sheila don't always see eye to eye: she chooses with her heart; he with his head. Will these intrepid travelers end up on the same page? Watch what happens when House Hunters International gets a job in the tropical paradise of St. Lucia.
Alistair and Sara were each other's first love as teenagers until Alistair left Brisbane, and Sara, to travel the world and start his career. After losing touch for years, the couple found each other again, and this time Alistair's not leaving Brisbane without Sara. They want to begin a life together in romantic Lake Garda, Italy. He wants the perfect Italian villa, and she wants it at a great price. Can adventurous Alistair and sensible Sara find affordable perfection, when House Hunters International makes a splash in Lake Garda, Italy.
Kerry D'Amato grew up traveling the globe and remembers the Caribbean as a place where life was simpler. With her first trip to the island of Bequia, she felt she had found sheer perfection and now wants to share that lifestyle with her 8 year old son. But on a remote island of just over 5 square miles, it may be tough to find a house on Bequia where she can recapture those memories of a time gone by. Will she find her island paradise or will memories fail to match reality?
Camille and Wesley met eight years ago in Mississippi, where French-native Camille was learning English. They fell in love and continued a long distance relationship for two years before getting married. Although happily settled in Philidelphia, when Wesley got offered the opportunity to transfer to France with his job, he and Camille jumped at the chance. After living stateside for 4 years, Camille is excited to show her husband the French way of life, but being in a country where architecture reflects a nation's lifestyle, finding a home can be a culture clash in itself. Will this couple manage to bridge the gap in order to find a Lyon love nest?
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