Hi, I'm Pat O'Hara - my wife and I share a love of travel and living in foreign countries
Preparing to open a real estate office in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Baja Realty Executives
In 2016, my wife and I sold everything and moved to Costa Rica. Since then, we've lived in Spain, Croatia and Mexico, working remotely as recruiters.
Work-life balance, new experiences, better quality of life.
Not a thing
Grecia, Costa Rica - Cullera, Spain - Split/Zagreb, Croatia, La Paz/Los Cabos, Mexico. Our favorite is San Jose del Cabo
Southern Europe, Ireland, Asia (Bali, Malaysia, Goa)
We did copious research ahead of each move (something I'd highly recommend). Online research and expat forums are invaluable sources of information. High on the list of priorities are safety, internet access, health/travel insurance, money, things to do. Regarding work, it's important to consider tax implications, especially when working under work visas or with residency (temp or perm) within the destination countries.
Zoom has been great for team communication. There are also abundant and helpful mobile apps for digital nomads available.
We've always lived as tourists in other countries, avoiding tax burdens there. This will change when I start a real estate office in Cabo as I will pursue permanent residency in Mexico.
Research and ask questions! Pro tip: get a Schwab account and access ATM's worldwide. You'll get the best currency exchange rates, and Schwab will reimburse you for any ATM fees incurred.
I'll keep my part time job as a portfolio manager for a content marketing firm. I've also started the process of opening an online T-shirt store
Please share if you can.The best thing about living and working remotely in other countries is that we're on vacation every moment we're not working! Before work, we've enjoyed activities such as searching for scallop shells on the Mediterranean coast, kayaking in the Sea of Cortez, and having coffee in a Zagreb coffee shop. After work, we're free to enjoy the wonderful food and drink options wherever we are, or explore shopping/hiking/water sports/casinos and much more.
I have tons of them, but no photo hosting site
Patrick's Website: https://oharapp.com/
Patrick's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.ohara.73157