You're Invited to Retire to Ecuador for a Month, for Free
Grandma and Grandpa might not be the typical Florida retirees, so maybe you should suggest something a little more interesting for their golden years. Especially because that means you can visit somewhere a little more exotic when you mooch off their hospitality, instead of just swinging by the local restaurant for a blue plate special after an afternoon at the beach.
Ecuador is that exotic destination, and the country is actually giving away a free month of vacation. They want internet millionaires, AARP members, and others looking to retire to consider the warm weather, hospitality—and possibility—that’s available in the country. Lucky winners will be spending an entire month in Cuenca, Ecuador, and the contest organizers over at International Living will even throw in round-trip airfare, an apartment rental, and some cash for this and that.
The contest is open to Americans and Canadians nearing retirement age, and all they ask in return might be a few little written pieces here and there about your experience residing abroad. All you need to do is make a compelling three-minute video explaining why you and your friend, lover, sister, or brother are the best pair to win the contest.
Organizers seems to want people getting a little closer to collecting Social Security, but there aren’t any rules that we can find specifically defining any age requirements. That means we say it’s open to everyone, but since it’s a video they might just give preference to those with a little grey in their hair. Either way—good luck—and let us know if you win.
[Photo: Theodore Scott]