"What are the best countries to retire in 2017?" is a question I often see. The short answer is, "it depends." Are you moving abroad to work at a job, or to retire (or something in between)? The best place for a retiree might be lousy if you … [Read more...] about What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017?
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During the primary season and the runup to the US Presidential election, lots of people, on both sides, were saying, "if X wins, I'm moving to (pick a country)." Some countries actually got in on the act. Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia (that's Canada), … [Read more...] about Leaving the USA? Here’s What You Need to Know First
Guest Post by Nick Ball Whether it’s the prospect of a new career or a life in sunnier climes, a move abroad can be an exciting and promising time for anyone upping sticks. With the unknown road ahead, it's easy to forget the most basic components … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Should Vacation in Your New Country First
When my husband and I were moving to Panama, we did nearly everything wrong. Well, not wrong exactly, as we ended up in the right place at the right time. But the way we went about it was driven by desperation rather than proper planning. It all … [Read more...] about Moving to Panama: Do As I Say, Not As I Did…
Or, A Tale of Two Cysts US expats -- in fact all who live in the US -- are obsessed with health care. At least, that's the impression the rest of the world has of us. And they're right. Totally right, but we have good reason to be so OCD about … [Read more...] about Why US Expats are Obsessed with Health Care
Before 2009, I had never heard of a portable career, laptop lifestyle, digital nomad or location-independent lifestyle. If I ever considered work and not being tied to a place in the same thought, it was to dream about someday writing a book. After … [Read more...] about How to be a Happiness Hero Overseas!
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]
Save 50% off the Regular Price! I've found it! A real roadmap to guide your overseas move. Kathleen Peddicord has used her almost 30 years of writing about the expat life, and 16 years of living as an expat in four different countries to create … [Read more...] about Best Roadmap for Moving Overseas
Guest Post by Graham Byers Making the move abroad is an enormous step - not least if you’ve spent the majority of your life in one place. The daunting prospect of relocating to somewhere completely alien to you may be pretty unsettling in the early … [Read more...] about The Retiree’s Guide to Moving Abroad
A few years ago, when we told people we were moving to Panama, many assumed we meant Panama City, Florida. This spring,we were in the US for five weeks. Traveling up and down the East Coast was an eventful time, and we bounced from Georgia to … [Read more...] about Living Abroad is Mainstream (Now)