As a child growing up in Canada, Perley-Ann Friedman dreamed about living on a tropical island. Throughout her life, she traveled extensively around the world, but on her first trip to the southern Thailand island of Koh Lanta, she knew she had found her magical island. Listen to how Perley-Ann transformed from tourist to local expat on Episode 103 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
Perley-Ann Freidman’s book on retiring to Koh Lanta is Retired Way Out There: My Evolving Life in Koh Lanta, Thailand. Her book on fundraising is Volunteer Fundraising Simplified: How to Raise Money for a Cause You Love.
Perley-Ann’s website is The Happy Cat.
Check out Perley-Ann’s incredible garbage art sculptures made out of colorful plastic cigarette lighters here.