Last week my youngest daughter flew from Orlando, FL to Europe. She’ll be spending about 2-1/2 months in Lille, France to round out her gap year between high school and college. In honor of her French adventure, I decided to review a couple of books … [Read more...] about Almost French/I’ll Never Be French
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?
Live and Invest Overseas publisher Kathleen Peddicord has named the Top 10 Retirement Havens for 2010, and the list includes some surprises. Panama occupies the top spot, and Peddicord comments that "this country manages to become more appealing all … [Read more...] about Top 10 Retirement Havens
Chocolat, 2000, starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp, is a heartwarming movie dealing with expat issues on several levels. Vianne Rocher is the daughter of a French pharmacist and a South American woman whose people are … [Read more...] about Expat Films: Chocolat
Martin Chuzzlewit is not one of Charles Dickens' best-known novels, but it's always been one of my favorites because of the wonderful expat section. Martin Chuzzlewit was published in 1842, following by a few years the author's first visit to the … [Read more...] about Expat Books: Martin Chuzzlewit
If your overseas move will include doing business, the World Bank has just published a list that might help you narrow your search. According to their annual Doing Business report, the countries most favorable to starting a small- to medium-sized … [Read more...] about Doing Business Abroad
New Feature: Books About Expats Just as we recently started a monthly series on Expat Films, this is the first of our new monthly series on Books About Expats. Once a month, we'll review a book about an expat(s), and I welcome your suggestions on … [Read more...] about Expat Books: A Year In Provence