Living in the Pacific Philippines to Guam

About This Blog – Living in the Pacific

In 2012, my wife and I made the decision to leave the rat race and retire early. Just one year later we quit our jobs, sold our home, our vehicles, and whatever else we could, and shipped the rest to the Philippines. We were there!

It didn’t take us long to adapt to the vibes of living in a tropical climate – it was pure chill. The people here are warm and friendly and no one seems to be in a hurry for anything. Everyone is happy, smiling, and laughing, and life feels relaxed and stress-free.

If you hate cold weather, you will love living in year-round warmth in the tropics. From beautiful tropical beaches to the freshest of foods, from exploring jungle waterfalls to a lower cost of living (SE Asia), there are so many reasons why living in this part of the world is awesome. For us, the tropics is our Paradise!

Building a home in the Philippines
Home under construction!

After living for four years on the island of Samar, and for reasons explained in this blog, we expanded our paradise and set up another domicile in Guam, USA – around 1,500 miles and a short flight east of the Philippines. Today we travel to and from, enjoying the best that both worlds have to offer… and it’s all under the tropical sun!

Since 2012, I have documented and covered it all – from my dream-state to the planning and execution of making it all happen. Here you will find hundreds of articles with information gathered from multiple sources including news articles and videos, official information, helpful hints, and personal opinions. And of course, accounts of every day (and sometimes humorous) life from my One Day at a Time perspective.

Philippines to Guam
Living in the Pacific

Our Goal

The goal of Living in the Pacific is to help our readers facilitate a better understanding of having a choice and to encourage the discovery of living a “better life” abroad in the Philippines, Guam, the Western Pacific, or anywhere under the tropical sun. We want to provide you with ideas and answers to your questions. We also ask that you share your thoughts and personal experiences on the blog, regardless of where you live, for the benefit of everyone who holds a desire to discover their own paradise. Don’t forget also to visit this channel on…


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About the Author

I first arrived to live in this part of the world in 1974 and have spent a total of 15 years now living in the Western Pacific. I enjoy sharing my experiences and perspectives with anyone that might have their own ambitions of finding their own paradise abroad. And for those persons that are already here… you might enjoy my musings.

Visit my original post about
My Enchantment to learn more about how I came to discover my own bliss.

Philippines artwork sunset
                         A Sunset in Samar ~ digital drawing commissioned by Jerek Gal.

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