“Man Searches World For Best Place To Retire Overseas”
Some 10,000 fans have been following published author, successful entrepreneur, and seasoned expat Michael Manville after he decided to pack his bags and search for the best place to retire overseas.
Michael embarked on an eye-popping, 180 day whirlwind journey covering 6 countries and over 15,000 miles to reveal the most exciting, emerging, exotic and eccentric retirement lifestyle destinations on the planet.
Previously interviewed by the New York Times and Newsweek, we had the opporutunity to interview Michael about his journey…
Read The Escape Artist Interview With Michael Manville:
EA: So what was your motivation to hit the road for 180 days?
Michael: Well, I wanted to see if I could live a better life overseas. I was finding myself overwhelmed with the changes that have taken place over the last several years. High costs, traffic, stress, pollution, a broken medical and health care system… I was tired of the go-go society, I needed a change.
EA: What do you mean by a “better life overseas”?
Michael: More freedom, healthier, friendlier, warmer, cheaper. I was also interested in finding better work and business opportunities…. better wealth creation opportunities. For many of us, the US and Canada – even Europe – are so full of materialism, consumerism, and every kind of “ism” you don’t want ism… I decided I needed to hit the road and find out for myself which places I liked the best.
EA: What were some of the most interesting places you traveled to?
Michael: I covered six different countries… it was a mix of big cities and small towns. I looked at everything from high-end beach resort communities, to tiny fishing and surfing villages with hardly any tourists.
I looked at coffee estates, vineyard estates, horse ranches, and fruit farms… I looked at a lot of beach condos and golf communities. I looked at old historical neighborhoods and artsy communities in some of the big cities. I fell in love with a river ranch… I covered a lot of ground. I took photos and video clips of everything I saw.
EA: How did you report back to your fans?
Michael: I created 36 different letters – “post cards” you could call them – as I moved from place to place. Each post card was published online with a series of photos, videos and descriptions of each location and every thing I was seeing and doing. Now I’m compiling a series of in-depth reports based on the deeper research I conducted about the countries I liked the best.
EA: What was the highlight of your journey?
Michael: Too many to mention… probably the beach I mistakenly discovered in Ecuador with a local guy, the views were out of this world. That, and the four seater plane ride to an exotic island off the Pacific Coast of Panama!
EA: So what did you learn? What were your favorite places?
Michael: Well, every place has its own feel… its own community… it’s own spirit. It was pretty exciting. I’ve organized my post cards so that anyone can follow the journey from Day 1 and learn about all of the places I went and experiences I had. I’ll email it to anyone who is interested… they’ll get a new post card every five days.
EA: Great! Well, thanks a lot for your time today Michael.
EA: We’ve made it easy for our readers to follow Michael’s journey… simply fill out the form below and you’ll receive all of the information you’ll need to follow the journey yourself.
Michael Manville is a regular contributor to EscapeArtist.com and was recently featured in the New York Times and Newsweek for his comments about the lifestyle advantages and investment opportunities abroad.
In his lifetime, Michael has traveled to over 35 countries on five continents, lived in four different countries, and speaks Spanish fluently. Michael was formally educated at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Michael written numerous, articles, reports, and e-books about living and investing abroad and is widely regarded as an authority on living and retiring overseas. He has networked with some of the top business and legal practitioners overseas and has consulted for literally hundreds of foreigners planning to relocate overseas.