Living a Global Life
Hi — I’m Ann Hoffman, avid traveler, scuba diver, and passionate about living life fulfilled.
I took my first trip when I was six weeks old. My mom drove my 2 1/2 year-old sister and me in her 1940-something Chevy from Denver to Seattle at a time when there were no freeways, only two lane highways. We dropped by Yellowstone because my mom had never seen it and one night slept in a shepherd’s wagon (minus the shepherd).
Thus began my love affair with travel. Among other things, I’ve lived in Japan for three years, explored the medina in Marrakesh, camped on the banks of the Yukon, spent over four months in Australia (a scuba diver’s paradise), delightd in Paris, Rome, and London, drunk the wine in Mendoza, Argentina, and visited a Druid camp in the mists of Ireland. My bucket list still includes horseback riding in Mongolia, a river trip on the Mekong, and walking the ice in Antarctica.
What I learned early on, thanks to my parents, was that people have different religions, skin tones, language, and life styles, and that underneath it all, we are basically the same.
As a result, the last several years have been spent learning and applying lots about living internationally — going through the same process you are now.
This has brought me to a place where I want to share with others the benefits and joy of international living and travel and how to accomplish them with a sense of adventure, humor, and that all things are possible. Stretching your retirement dollars by living overseas is a very cool option. It just takes some planning and foresight.
So I bring to you Retire Outside the Box in the hopes that you will gain a clear vision of what you want your life to look like and a stepped approach to achieve that first plunge into living outside your home country.
Explore, Enjoy, and Live Internationally.All the best…ann
Chief Enjoyment Officer
Enjoy Living Internationally!