When I was growing up, it seemed like a strange idea that an American would want to move to another country, even for retirement. My attitudes were provincial and naive, because I assumed this was the best place to live. When I first started running into people who retired to other places — maybe 25 years ago — it still seemed dangerous and inexplicable. But I’ve traveled enough now — in Caribbean countries and Mexico — to understand that life can be great for Americans who locate to places with a low cost of living, great medical care and plenty of people from back home. I’m more comfortable than ever with the idea of moving to a new place if it offers what I need. More Americans than ever are coming to this same conclusion and I found this article to be a fascinating look at the pros and cons of moving. Are you ready to retire early? Or work online from somewhere with a great lifestyle and low cost of living?