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Ian Usher

Ian Usher

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I used to live in Bocas del Toro, on the Caribbean coast of Panama, where I owned a small off-grid island home. However, I sold my property in 2014 to set off on a life of travel and adventure.

Since then I have spent time travelling with my partner Vanessa in the USA, UK, Australia, Fiji, Abu Dhabi, India, and several countries in Central America. We recently returned to Bocas del Toro for a month to catch up with friends and neighbours.

We offer our services as long term house sitters. To earn an income as we travel we work online, as English teachers, helping students in China to improve their English abilities.

We also publish a FREE digital magazine all about house sitting and the lifestyle it offers.
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What are the best places in the world to retire? The answer to this question will obviously be different for each individual, so I'll just give you my own answer - make of it what you will.   For now, I have chosen to spend my tim... Read More
Hurricane season in the Tropical North Atlantic runs from June 1st to November 30th each year.   The graphic to the right shows all recorded hurricane tracks in the Atlantic from 1851 to 2005. As you can see, I've highlighted Pana... Read More
The cost of the internet in Panama, particularly here in Bocas del Toro, depends to quite a degree on your location.   For those looking to retire to Bocas del Toro, and planning to move away from Bocas Town down into the archipelago to... Read More
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In early 2014 my partner Vanessa and I sold almost everything we owned. Vanessa sold her house in the UK, and I sold my small island home in Panama. NOTE: You can read more about this in my previous "Best Places..." story. Free at last We were free.... Read More
Are you unhappy with your life? Miserable at work? Don't like the area you live in? Or maybe you are yearning for adventure, excitement and new challenges? The reasons for deciding to migrate abroad are many and varied, but g... Read More
This little bird is a baby Panama Flycatcher. Mum and dad moved in above the light fitting in my kitchen in April 2012. I live on a little Caribbean island just off the coast of Panama in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. This short tale is taken from my new book "P... Read More

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