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?
Quality of Life
Guest Post from International Schools Database Parents know all about the stress and confusion that comes with finding a good school for their children. But expat families often have an even more difficult time. Not only do they want to get the … [Read more...] about How to Find the Right International School for Your Children
Christmas. . . a time to celebrate and enjoy the company of loved ones. . . beautiful lights and decorations. . . music. . . Or, maybe, not so much. Medical professionals know that, around Christmas time, depression increases. The days are shorter … [Read more...] about My First Christmas as a New Repatriate – One Big, Gloomy Mess
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
Today my husband came back from Chitre with a huge smile on his face. He was as excited as a little kid with a new toy as he unloaded the car. The new Riba Smith store has opened in Chitre, and that’s cause for celebration at our house. (Chitre is … [Read more...] about Las Tablas, Panama: To You, it’s only a Hot Dog. To me, it’s a Sign of Growth
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
It's early January, 2014, and while the New Year brings sunshine and skin-caressing warmth to Anywhereists like us, family and friends are freezing their bippies. This horrendous cold snap is now known as the Polar or Arctic Vortex. My oldest son, … [Read more...] about How I Survived the Polar Vortex
I've just discovered a wonderful new place to eat in Las Tablas, Panama! Apparently it's been open for six months or so but it didn't show up on my radar until last week. A few weeks back I wrote about having a fancy lunch up in Chitre. At that time … [Read more...] about Las Tablas, Panama: A New(ish) Restaurant
You can find tipico lunches everywhere -- but where on Panama's Azuero Peninsula do you go for an elegant mid-day dining experience? One choice in Chitre stands out. Every once in a while I like to take time out in the middle of my day for … [Read more...] about A Fancy Lunch on Panama’s Azuero Peninsula
It's a great big world out there. If you want to retire -- or just live -- overseas, where's the best place to go? Naturally there's no one-size-fits-all answer. You can start with a list of questions to ask yourself about what quality of life … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Place in the World to Retire?