by Elena Hiatt Houlihan
Why stare at cold gray skies and dirty snow when you could enjoy warm sea breezes? That was the question I asked myself back in 2008. So I decided to search for an ocean view. I conjured up a vision of an international community in a town with an Old World feel, a tropical setting with hills, trees, and water. I was sure I could find a place to rent somewhere south of the border.
And I did. After a few years exploring Latin America, I settled in Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
Nowhere . . .