- If we live outside the US for 330 days/year we can greatly reduce our taxes
- Our kids are young enough and self-sufficient enough (homeschooled) to make the transition as reasonable for them as possible and we'd REALLY like them to get some exposure to other languages/cultures while they are still young.
- If we move somewhere with a substantially reduced cost-of-living along with the reduced taxes in 1. above, we should be able to build up some reserves and actually invest effectively.
- We just plain want to get out and about a bit, time for something new!
There's potential downsides:
- Potential for a MAJOR earthquake along a fault line that has been building stress for centuries (different fault line than the one that hit Haiti).
- We don't speak Spanish much at all (but that's one of the things we'll all be learning!)
- Crime on the rise in the main city(s), but that's nothing new, and we plan to live in the mountains on the north side of the island if possible.