Tyler and Emily are leaving Washington, DC, to follow a job transfer to Paris, France. This outdoorsy couple are well traveled, but have never lived abroad. She'd like to be in the city center so she can explore Paris, but that would make his commute a long one. They want an updated apartment, with Parisian charm and outdoor space, but considering Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the world, they may have to take what they can get.
A Canadian couple is ready to leave below-zero winters behind and relocate to sunny Honduras. They love Roatan, off the northern coast, for its lush tropical jungle, sandy beaches and world-class scuba diving, but that's where the agreement ends. She dreams of a turnkey property on the beach and he wouldn't mind a place that needs a bit of work - he just needs space to build a workshop.
After completing their respective PhD field research, a young couple is moving from London to the Western Cape of South Africa for a job opportunity. As first-time buyers, they want to find the perfect stand-alone home with space for entertaining, but one income will only get them so far in this competitive market. Will she be able to compromise her vision in the wine region of the Western Cape?
Sandra and Barkley have frequented St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands over the years and even got hitched there. Their 10-year-plan to move to St. John quickly became an immediate reality when a major Chicago snow storm destroyed their apartment. Barkley will be working from home and would love to live in the more popular Cruz Bay area, while Sandra wants to be further from town so she can enjoy some peace and quiet.
Lurice has seen the world with her job as a flight attendant, but only Italy has captured her heart. Now, after years of sharing crash pads with other flight attendants, she's ready to settle down in her own permanent home. So Lurice is returning to Italy to buy a home in the Abruzzo region.
Chase proposed to his wife, Jen, at the top of Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence and their eventual plan has always been to live in Italy together. Their timeline became accelerated, however, when Jen discovered she's allergic to all the pecan trees in Florida. These entrepreneurs want to be close to the city's rich culture, but also need green space for their dogs. Will they find everything they need to start again in Florence, Italy?
Mike and Stacia are recent empty nesters, so when Mike got a job transfer to Groningen, Netherlands, they jumped at the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in Europe. They love riding bikes and Groningen is just what the doctor ordered. Mike wants the serenity of the country life, while Stacia has her heart set on city living. Finding a compromise within their budget could be a challenge, so will they end up paying for location in Groningen, Netherlands?
Andrew Christian's life as a fashion designer in Los Angeles is fast-paced and non-stop. He's learned that getting out of the country is a great stress reliever, so he's ready to buy a second home in his favorite escape of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Andrew wants a large, ultra-modern space in Old Town, but ultra-modern and Old Town don't necessarily go together. He's used to getting what he wants, so compromise on space, style, or location, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is going to be hard.
George and Sven fell in love at first sight, and they built a life together in George's hometown of Dallas, Texas. But with retirement looming and Sven itching to return to his roots, the couple has decided to move back to Sven's native Netherlands. They know that space comes at a premium in The Hague, but downsizing from Texas will be a challenge. Sven thinks renovation may be the solution, but George wants to save money for travel and insists on something turnkey.
Leagh and Amie had a good life in Vancouver with their son, Christian, but Leagh is weary of working long hours in a restaurant. Hoping to apply his extensive knowledge of wine to a new career, Leagh is moving his family to Bordeaux, the French capital of wine. Amie gave up a job she loved to accommodate the move, so money will be tight. They're hoping to live close to town and potential jobs, but their budget may not stretch far enough to deliver a spacious apartment near the city center.
Steve and Cindy McLean are the parents of ten kids in Longmont, Colorado. As the president of a manufacturing company, Steve has the opportunity to expand his business in San Carlos, Mexico. His kids are excited about their new adventure, but his wife Cindy is apprehensive about uprooting their sizable family for a new country. Cindy wants to be comfortable in their new home, so she's insistent on having a nice kitchen and a pool for the kids. Steve's also adamant about staying in budget, and no matter what, this family is going to have to improvise to squeeze into a new life in San Carlos, Mexico.
After living in the same Massachusetts community their entire lives, high school sweethearts are moving their family across the pond to Warwickshire County, England, the 16th-century home of famous playwright William Shakespeare. She wants a house full of Old-World British charm, while he's more concerned about it being functional for their family of six. And one of them will have to compromise for this house hunt to have a storybook ending.
In the interest of slowing down and realigning as a family, Ashley and Greg have decided to make a drastic move down under, to Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The area is a perfect fit in most ways: Greg has a great new job, there's a track to support his beloved drag racing hobby, and the ocean is nearby for the first time ever, which is a dream come true for professional mermaid Ashley. But with a strict red line on their budget, the family is finding that their long wish list isn't adding up.
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