Let's see, uh... eenie, meenie, miney, mo...
Na, that's not a very grown-up way to decide a major upheaval of one's life.
The truth is, when it first dawned on me that now that I'm more or less retired, I could move most anywhere in the world (indeed, and live far more cheaply than here in the U.S.!), I figured I'd just find a nice little spot under a palm tree, hang a hammock and call it "Home".
But I've never been one to sit around twiddling my thumbs and taking life easy. So I got to thinking... Once I was settled down, I might well need something productive to do - and especially something that would immerse me in the local culture.
So I googled for "EFL" (English as a Foreign Language) and... suffice that it turns out that (w/ my degrees) I can teach my native tongue most anywhere in the world. Indeed, save for European countries (where they understandably prefer to employ their own EU passport holders) apparently the World is my oyster and I could easily teach EFL in the Middle East, most any place in South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, et al (the latter, offering roundtrip air, housing and most enticing teaching salaries).
Goodness, so how's a girl s'pose to choose from among such a delicious array of distant lands? Nope. Eenie, meenie isn't going to cut it here. Time to get serious and do a little research into the pros and cons of each option.