Welcome to Thriving in the New Normal: Thriving as Expats in Ecuador


Thinking about moving out of the US or Canada? 

Looking for a way to live a less stressful life?  THRIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL  blog is all about thriving in the new normal as an expat in Ecuador.

Thriving in the new normal is about change, lots of it.

Changing your life by moving to a new country is about  psychological, emotional, cultural, social, and economic adjustments.  As you change from the “old normal life” you can thrive in the new normal world that you are creating.  We understand what you might be experiencing and we are here to offer support and ideas to help you.

Don’t know how you can make money in a new country?

We will share life styles and ways that people are earning money in the new normal.  Thriving is about following your passion.  You might not make the amount of money you are making in your current job, but living expenses can be a lot less in Ecuador than in North America. We look forward to sharing ideas and learning from each other.

Planning your retirement?

The cost of living is less in Ecuador than in North America.  Rents, real estate, food, health care, property taxes are much less than in the US.  Your cost of living will depend on where you choose to live and how much you want to spend.  Ecuador has ranked in the top countries to retire for many years by retirement information sites.

 Here’s how to find your way around the site.

You will find all blog posts by clicking on Reflections on Living in the New Normal

  • Have a particular topic in mind? Use the search feature in the main menu at the top of the page.
  • Looking for information primarily about life on the central coast of Ecuador? Click on the Bahia Ecuador Expats tab on the menu. You will find a drop menu with resource pages.
  • Want to explore life in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador?  The province of Imbabura is about one and half hours north of Quito.  To learn about life in this region which includes Cotacachi,  Ibarra, and Otavalo click on the tab Cotacachi Ecuador Living

Just Looking For Tourist Ideas For Ecuador?

Here is the official tourism website for Ecuador Ecuador Ministry of Tourism Website

Please feel free to share your comments, your own story or ideas.