Take a group of career diplomats and expat businesspeople, then move them in and out of each others' lives a few times. Add families, change locations, and stir. Malice on the Mekong is a mystery novel. It's also a fascinating look into the world of … [Read more...] about Malice on the Mekong [Review]
Book and Movie Reviews
Maybe it seems silly to review this movie now, with the sequel due for release in a few days. It's a new movie to me, though, since it came out while I lived in Panama. Featuring an amazingly all-star cast, the movie is based on the idea of … [Read more...] about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Movie Review]
Panama's a wonderful, low-cost place to live. As with any overseas relocation, though, moving to Panama is not for the faint of heart. But this couple -- well, if there's a way to move from the US to Panama in the most difficult, expensive, and … [Read more...] about Moving to Panama? Don’t be Clueless [Book Review]
Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Life Abroad recounts the adventures of an American couple who moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Seville, Spain. Of all the expat books I've read, I have to say this is one of the best, rivaling only Peter Mayle's … [Read more...] about Dancing In the Fountain: An Expat Book Review
"Earth to Bridget Sodding Jones!" yells Bridget's boss. As the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary opens, lucky Bridget has been chosen to try skydiving -- on camera -- to see if it's great fun or a terrifying risk. After being forced out of the plane, … [Read more...] about 7 Planning Steps Bridget Jones Can Teach Future Expats
A new book for expat women has just been released, and if you buy it now -- during May, 2011 -- you can win some fabulous prizes! Chances are, if you're reading this article, you're not a "traditional" expat, meaning someone who moves abroad because … [Read more...] about Find Solutions for Expat Issues, Win Prizes
Among expats who return home earlier than planned, most cite family problems as the reason. It doesn't have to be that way. By the end of 2010 there were over 213 million expats worldwide -- up from 177 million in 2005. And, according to … [Read more...] about Don’t Sacrifice Your Family on the Expat Altar
Dedicated to "future Global Managers," The Global You by Susan Bloch and Philip Whiteley sets out ten strategies for achieving success as a working expat. The book is aimed at the expat who works for a company that sends him on an overseas … [Read more...] about 10 Steps to The Global You
A review of the book by Paul Allen Paul Allen is a British expat journalist living in Spain. I was fascinated by his book, The Truth About Moving Abroad and Whether It's Right for You: Should I Stay or Should I Go? because it's the first I've read … [Read more...] about Should I Stay or Should I Go?
A few months ago I reviewed How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad by Kathleen Peddicord. Kathleen is the publisher of Live and Invest Overseas, which publishes a free daily e-letter as well as a monthly … [Read more...] about It’s the #1 Best Seller!