Last week marked the first anniversary of my arrival in Panama to start my life as an expat. Just out of curiosity I sent out an eletter asking readers to send in questions about their biggest concern in moving overseas. (If you're not on my mailing … [Read more...] about Expat Mailbox – Shipping and Mailing in Panama
Guest Post by Scott Lilly So you’ve decided to move to Uruguay. You have a residency helper, your paperwork is all ready to go, and you’ve put your house up for sale or given notice that you’re moving out of your apartment. Now, as you look around … [Read more...] about Moving to Uruguay? Bring This, Not that. . .
We have three furry companions, small Papillon dogs who will be moving with us to Panama. We are not alone in wanting to bring our pets with us overseas. Expat forums and message boards are full of questions about moving a pet abroad. The … [Read more...] about Carry-On, Baggage or Cargo: How Will You Move Your Pet Overseas?
Do you take the family photos abroad when you move? We've lived most of our lives prior to the digital photography age. In the past five or six years, all our photos have been digital and it's easy to take them along when we move overseas. But what … [Read more...] about When You Move Abroad, do you Take the Family Photos Along?
The battle to whittle down our stuff continues. . . I've posted before about our efforts to sell off the household items, furniture and furnishings that we don't want to move abroad with. (You can see some of those posts here, here and here. (And … [Read more...] about More on Getting Rid of Stuff
Tomorrow our neighborhood holds a twice-yearly garage sale, and we're participating. Yes, we need to get rid of a lot of excess baggage before our overseas move. Yes, garage sales are a way to do that. But I really, truly detest garage sales. I … [Read more...] about I Really, Really Hate Garage Sales
We recently got a whole new perspective on selling stuff in preparation for our move. In the past, between eBay, Craigslist and other such venues, as well as the traditional garage or yard sale, you could move pretty much anything you owned in good … [Read more...] about Selling those White Elephants
I don't think the songwriter was referring to houses, but I'm finding that "breaking up" a home is also extremely hard to do. Gradually over the last year, we've been preparing to move. For a move to another country, this means getting rid of … [Read more...] about Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Preparing for an overseas move is a lot more complicated than preparing to move across town, or even across the country. The cost of bringing your home furnishings and personal items with you can end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars … [Read more...] about Preparing to Move Overseas