As Baby Boomers have started to pour into the ranks of the retired, something new has begun: an exodus from the couches and recliners. A new generation of healthier, better educated retirees is striking out for new adventures and whole new lives in different places. But that leads to the big question: where?
Many retirees have pulled up stakes entirely, sold their goods, and gone abroad to start lives in new countries, with new people and new languages. Without familiar surroundings and old patterns, they are finding an exhilarating freedom to reinvent themselves. They can choose an old dream, a new dream, even a completely new way of life.