“Why Would We Bother Going Anywhere Else?”
When Bob Granger proposed to Janet, part of the “deal” was that they wouldn’t retire in the United States. He wanted to get away—and he was giving her the opportunity to come along for the ride. (She said yes.)
More than a decade later, while the Grangers worked away at their jobs in Washington D.C., a friend who knew they were in the market for a new life overseas put them onto the Dominican Republic. Liking what they heard, the couple planned a visit.
What they did in the first 24 hours of that vacation is something we always warn our readers against…
They bought a house.
So charmed by everything they saw around them—the miles of pristine beach, the lush mountains, and the warm and welcoming community of locals and European expats—Bob and Janet were sold on life in Las Terrenas.
Unfortunately, they never got to live in that little impulse-buy property.
They weren’t ready to leave their jobs just yet.
But the Dominican Republic was more than a one-night stand. And, over the years, the couple continued to visit Las Terrenas on vacation.
The Grangers had the opportunity to visit other places and vet them for their retirement. They could have gone to Honduras… to Panama… to Costa Rica. But, as Janet put it plainly to attendees in the room at last year’s Live and Invest in Dominican Republic Conference, “Why would we bother going Continue reading