Where in this big, glorious world can you find the countries with the highest quality of life? There's no single answer to that question. Mark Twain famously said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Keep that in … [Read more...] about Countries with the Highest Quality of Life in 2014
Where's the best country to retire overseas? I get that question a lot. I wish I had a simple answer, but as long as people are different -- with different hopes, wishes, dreams, likes and dislikes -- there's no one-size-fits-all answer. And … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?
When you're considering moving to another country, one of the big things you think about (at least I do) is the quality of life you'll be leaving and what you'll find in your new home. As 2011 has drawn to a close, let's take a quick look back at the … [Read more...] about Best Quality of Life Cities and Countries in 2011
And the winners are. . . drumroll please. . . Yesterday evening the Live and invest Overseas Conference ended after a densely scheduled three-day smorgasbord of information for expats and plan-to-be expats. (I've decided that's a better phrase than … [Read more...] about Your Top 20 Country Choices for Overseas Retirement
Recently International Living put Mexico in the #2 spot on their Best Retirement Havens list. That raised a lot of questions among future expats -- what about safety? All we're reading about (here in the US anyway) is how dangerous Mexico is and its … [Read more...] about How Safe is Mexico for Expats?
Blogs by and about expats are a great place to find information, ideas, tips, and get a general feel for what it might be like to live elsewhere. Here are a dozen interesting expat blogs I've found recently. Europe Expat in Germany provides … [Read more...] about Best Places to Find Expat Life Information, Ideas and Tips
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
An organization called Nation Ranking recently released its 2011 Quality of Life Index. One hundred thirty-seven countries were ranked according to: "a nation's livability for its average inhabitant. It is a composite of six sub-indexes, each … [Read more...] about Best Countries for Quality of Life in 2011
As future expats trying to decide where to live, we have to balance all sorts of important issues: quality of life, health care, affordability, weather and climate seem to top everyone's lists. The Economist recently ranked cities worldwide for … [Read more...] about 36 Best Cities for Quality of Life or Business
Occasionally I reprint articles here that appeared on other expat websites. This one struck a chord with me, and I hope it will with you too. Thanks to Live and Invest Overseas, where you can read the original in its entirety. "Vicki and I recently … [Read more...] about An Antidote to Doom and Gloom