All, I've gone through all the phone calls/meetings with financial planner, retirement program, social security, etc. All the figures point to me being able to retire early at 57, sell (or rent) my home in a gorgeous beach city in California, and retire abroad. HERE IS MY QUESTION: Have any of you let go of everything in your home country to permanently live in Mexico and then...years or decades later, you regret not being able to return in an easy fashion, so you remain an expat. I'd like to hear first-hand experiences to help me determine whether I should do 6 months here/6 months abroad and keep my home/ties here. I appreciate any insight from those on the other side of this experience.