A recurring expat theme revolves around quality of life. This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, might be a negative to me. One example might be the proximity of bars and clubs. If … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?
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
Guest Post by Kathryn Aragon The idea of traveling to a foreign country for medical care -- known as medical tourism -- may seem extreme or even unnecessary. But in some cases, it’s your best option. For me, it was a spinal cord injury that … [Read more...] about Medical Tourism in Panama
Every year International Living publishes its list of the top ten retirement havens. They've just sent out their September issue, and it includes their take on the best spots in the world to retire. I've been known to take issue with their findings … [Read more...] about Top 10 Spots to Retire Overseas in 2011
What do Brazil, India, Costa Rica, Thailand, Panama, Singapore and Hungary have in common? They're all medical hotspots for Americans seeking procedures they can't afford in the US, according to travel website Boots 'n All. International Living … [Read more...] about Better Health Care Abroad — For Less
And Stay Healthy? I have some concerns about the food supply in my overseas location. How do I find out whether crops are grown with chemical pesticides or whether the cows are pumped full of antibiotics as they are in the US? I don't want to … [Read more...] about What Can I Eat Overseas?
Recently it seems as though I've been stumbling across all sorts of reasons to expatriate -- or not -- from all sorts of different sources. All the reasons, though, fall into one of two categories: running away from something running toward … [Read more...] about Are You Running Toward. . . or Running Away?
I'm a big fan of Kathleen Peddicord's website, Live and Invest Overseas. I get her Overseas Opportunity Letter, and look forward to it hitting my inbox every day. I even subscribe to her Overseas Retirement Letter. Most of the time, I think she and … [Read more...] about Enough to Make Anyone Sick
On June 10, EFAM published an article titled America -- the Grim Truth. And grim it was indeed! "Americans, I have some bad news for you," the article starts. "You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin. "If you … [Read more...] about Americans, I Have Some Bad News for You
Last October I asked the question, "Is US health care driving Americans to move abroad?" You can read the original post here. I followed up the question and post with a poll. When the poll closed, 19% of respondents listed health care as the "most … [Read more...] about It’s Official: US Health Care IS Driving Americans to Move Abroad