This article is from The Guardian newspaper in the UK. It is written by a woman who took the plunge and gave left England for a much quieter life in Tuscany.
Amanda Hyzler describes what it was like to give up everything in search for something more and also how her life has improved since making that decision.
There are four more stories of people who have embarked on similar life changing experiences found at the end of the article.
It is a very interesting read and is also very informative for anyone considering making the move abroad.
Read the full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/mar/01/working-abroad?page=all