My two cents:
Your question to Orchid regarding which country to relocate your
operations to is a complicated one at best. Each country has pros
and cons and this question can’t be answered from a purely business
perspective. The environment in which you and your partner now
thrive (i.e., wilderness) would seem to rule out most cosmopolitan
locations (Paris, New York, London) yet, those are prime
international tourist locations, none of which are severely limited
by seasonal concerns. Given the global political/religious unrest
which seems to be escalating, I would be hesitant about
re-establishing myself in a spot where unrest may loom on the
horizon. However, because we are becoming more global in mindset,
I don’t see the need to physically reside where you may or may not
be at risk. Nor do I see the need to establish a business where
unrest may take it from you.
Truthfully, were I in your shoes, I would approach this from a
slightly different perspective. Given your history, I would
approach upscale resorts/hotels; creating an exclusive line(s)
specifically for them and have them sell your items so that the
motif hits home with the tourists at those locations. What may end
up happening is that a tourist who goes to ABC Resort in X country
purchases a piece from that location. Meanwhile, a year later, they
go to ABC Resort in Y country and purchase another unique piece
created for the second location. People love to collect and jewelry
purchased on trips should reflect something about the trip thereby
bringing back fond memories. There is a cache developed from
personally collecting pieces which can only be purchased at certain
locations. Your four languages will come in handy when creating the
brochures/marketing at the various locals.
Meanwhile, on a personal note, you and your partner need to make a
list of what environment will mirror the best aspects of where you
are now so that you can live where you feel the most “at home”.
I happen to reside in the USA and would cast my vote for this
country because no matter how insane we get, we always stay between
the lines. My uncle happens to adore Bangkok; my father;
Belize, my sister, Key West; my mother, Arizona - - places which
touch a person’s soul have to be found by that person and, even
within one family, can be extremely diverse in ambiance.
However, having said all this, post a list of things you are looking
for in a location and perhaps we can all chime in about places we
know which may match.