Back to Panama! Five years ago, I wrote an article titled How I Survived the Polar Vortex. That was when I lived in Panama full time, but escaping the recent frigid temperatures in the US is a pretty nice thing to do right now! This episode was … [Read more...] about Episode 30: Want to Know My Solution to the Polar Vortex?
An Interview with Jackie Lange Jackie Lange has lived in four countries, visited 26, and moved 22 times. She knows a lot about relocating -- even relocating overseas. Her most recent move was from Texas to Boquete, … [Read more...] about Episode 16: From Texas to Panama and a Surprising New Business
While friends and family were in the grip of record-breaking winter cold during the 2019 polar votex, I was basking in the sun and sea breezes on Panama's Azuero peninsula. (That's a picture of the beach - crowded because it was a Sunday! - where I … [Read more...] about How I Survived the 2019 Polar Vortex
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
"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?
by Kathleen Peddicord Searches for “How can I move to Canada?” spiked during the just-finished U.S. presidential election cycle. Since the Vietnam War, Canada has been seen as a beacon of refuge among Americans. However, life in Canada comes with a … [Read more...] about Our Top 6 Picks For Sunny Post-Election Living
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]
A few months back, I wrote about our search for someone to stay with our dogs while we traveled back to the US this spring. After uploading our request to the Trusted Housesitters site, I was astonished to see 30 applications slam into my inbox in … [Read more...] about Choosing a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama
Our goal in moving to Panama was to live within our income following the big financial meltdown in the US. We've met that goal easily – and so much more! Life is all about options and choices – that's true whether you're an expat or not. But by … [Read more...] about Options and Choices — Expats have More