From a custom motocross track in Nicaragua to island innovations in Fiji, a personal submarine in Honduras and a 50-foot catamaran in the Virgin Islands, big dreamers are ditching their everyday jobs for life in paradise.

Trading Rain for Shine

Savvy travelers settle down in paradise with a scuba business in French Polynesia and a surf and yoga school in Nicaragua.

Music by the Sea

Best friends open a beachside recording studio in Nicaragua. In Mexico, one man makes an island out of plastic bottles, and a Kansas native relocates to Puerto Rico to become a boat captain.

Love at First Sight

A struggling actor leaves LA to create romance in Fiji, an artist opens Tahiti's first pottery studio, a California native opens up a pizzeria in Costa Rica and friends uncover tropical islands to flip for profit in Panama.

Tacos, Brews and Views

See how ex-pats make living in paradise a full-time job, from a blended family that starts a Bahamian B&B to two friends who brew the first micro-beers in the Virgin Islands.

Water Delivery

From a floating pizza boat in the Virgin Islands to a Costa Rican treehouse, a family resort in Mexico and a surf hotel in Fiji, ex-pats ditch their everyday lives to live out their fantasies on the best beaches across the globe.

Shipwrecked and Flying High

A shipwrecked couple builds a private paradise on Tonga, a Canada cowgirl starts a dude ranch in Nicaragua, a salesman shows tourists how to fly high in St. Thomas and an Anguillan Beach Bar spells success for a snowy transplant.

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