There are as many different ways to expatriate or retire overseas as there are expats. You can live full time in your new country abroad divide your time between your home country and overseas country travel all the time I know people from … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Retire Overseas
I always advise readers to rent first -- for at least six months to a year -- in a new country. It's what we're doing ourselves. When you rent first, you give yourself time to settle in and assure yourself that you're where you want to be. You also … [Read more...] about Rent Before You Buy Overseas. . . Or Maybe Not
If you're from the US, Canada or western Europe, you're used to a highly organized real estate market. You have agencies to help with buying, selling and renting. In the US, multiple listing services are the norm where you can deal with any agent and … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Find a Home (to Rent or Buy) in a New Country
Less than two weeks. That's how long we had our dogs with us in Panama before potential disaster struck. Recently I wrote about our ordeals in moving our three small dogs with us to Panama. As I explained, it wasn't so much the paperwork, although … [Read more...] about Losing a Dog in Las Tablas, Panama
When last seen, Future Expat was grumpy. Tired of living in a hotel and having to go out for every meal, tired of not having a place to call her own. . . just tired. There were even a few tearful phones calls with my husband back home, running along … [Read more...] about 9 Lessons I’ve Learned about Finding a Rental House in Las Tablas, Panama
A lot of blogs featured "things I feel thankful for" types of posts just before Thanksgiving, which was yesterday here in the US. I didn't join them because, frankly, I haven't been feeling I had much to be thankful for recently. However, spending … [Read more...] about How Thanksgiving Reminded Me to be Thankful
As you navigate the road toward expatriation, you'll have lots of questions. It's an exciting, energizing journey, but you'll also find roadblocks, detours, big boulders in your way, and lots of obstacles. An expat coach can help you prepare for … [Read more...] about Coaching – A Great Resource for Expats
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?
Guest Post by Mike Henry As I write this, the movie Eat, Pray, Love is hitting the cinemas in the United States. I am sure most people are already familiar with the story. The book's author, Elizabeth Gilbert, is frustrated with her life in the … [Read more...] about Living in the Land of Love
I was intrigued today to see a long list of responses to a question that International Living asked on their Facebook page. "What's the first thing you would like to do when you arrive in the new country you plan to live in?" they asked. Some … [Read more...] about What Will You Do First?