An adventurous year abroad can be dirt cheap. If you're earning some American dollars every month, you can stretch a trip to any of these spots indefinitely. And if you need a handbook for these sorts of life-changing jaunts, "A Better Life for Half the Price" by Tim Leffel is the bible for bargain-hunting wannabe expats.
HGTV's series Beachfront Bargain Hunt follows homebuyers in search of beachfront living on a reasonable budget. We follow them on the house hunt as we discover some of the most surprisingly affordable beachfront locales that prove you don't need to be a millionaire to live right on the beach.