What do you do when your delightful location-independent arrangements are interrupted by illness or a travel injury? I found out the hard way on my recent Panama trip. In early February, I spent a delightful week traveling around Chiriqui … [Read more...] about How to Cope When a Travel Injury Interrupts Your Plans
Despite previously living in Las Tablas, Panama for several years, I recently found myself on a Panama Relocation Tour. In late January, I flew to Panama because I decided I didn't want to deal with winter this year. I survived my arrival … [Read more...] about 5 Unexpected Benefits when You Join a Panama Relocation Tours Adventure
There are lots of ways to travel. Some people travel fast -- and I'm not talking about fast jets. They cram as much as is humanly possible - sometimes more! - into the smallest time frame possible. These are the people who "do" Europe in 5 days. … [Read more...] about Is a Relocation Tour Right for You?
"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?
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…
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]
There's nothing like the holidays to bring out the best -- or the worst -- in you when you're living overseas. If you're lonely, disoriented, or homesick, holidays can make you feel much worse. If you're enjoying your life, holidays can be a lot of … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Traditions — Are they the Same Overseas?
Last week my husband and I flew out of Panama's Tocumen International Airport for the last time. Well, maybe not the last time forever, but for at least a couple of years. If you're not on my mailing list, Facebook page or Google Plus page, you … [Read more...] about I Miss Panama! Here are 10 Reasons Why
Guest Post by Ashley Mudra Note from Susanna: You've heard my side of the experience, now it's Ashley's turn! I’d never heard of it before. Why would anyone trust their home and pets to me, a total stranger? And how would I even find these … [Read more...] about International House Sitting is a Thing?!
My husband and I have just returned to Las Tablas after a five-week jaunt in the US. We left our dogs back in Panama with a housesitter. I've written previously (this is the third installment) about our quest for the person we could trust with our … [Read more...] about We Trusted a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama: The Rest of the Story