Bill Mauro and Marcus Laurence retired early while living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. They soon realized that the high cost of health insurance would make it difficult to maintain their lifestyle in America. A vacation to Spain convinced them that retiring there was the answer! However, due to Spain’s residency rules they surprisingly learned that health insurance would be costly there as well. They researched and found they could move to Portugal and immediately use that country’s government healthcare. So, before ever visiting Portugal, they decided it was the place where they would retire. They boarded a plane bound to Portugal with six suitcases. The road to their home in the mountains of Portugal has not been completely smooth, but they now love, and are loved in, Portugal. Find out more about Bill and Marcus’ path to Salgueiro da Lomba, Portugal, on Episode 83 of Retire there with Gil & Gene.
Bill created a Facebook group called Bears Retiring in Europe.
Bill and Marcus have an Instagram page, dedicated to their home, called CasaDaLomba050.