How do your Online Business Costs Compare?

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For many of us, portable careers are the key to living comfortably overseas. While many expats rely on teaching English, or blogging about their travel or expat lifestyle and related subjects to generate their overseas income, more and more expats are running an actual business, or working virtually for an actual business. Back in 2009, […]

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Movie Review]

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Maybe it seems silly to review this movie now, with the sequel due for release in a few days. It’s a new movie to me, though, since it came out while I lived in Panama. Featuring an amazingly all-star cast, the movie is based on the idea of outsourcing retirement overseas, specifically from the UK […]

Fascinating Study Abroad Information

This is pretty interesting. If children are our future, what can we learn from this information about international students? (The primary color shows the ranking of a country based on the number of outbound international students. The inner color of the circle shows the ranking of a country based on the number of inbound international […]

How to Improve your Travels – Learn to Pack Right

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(And Win a Free Book) Recently I had a chance to review Karen McCann’s latest book, Pack Light: Quick & Easy Tips for Traveling Everywhere with Just the Right Stuff. I’m an overpacker. I admit it. I’ve gotten better (a little bit), but I still do it. And every time I overpack I regret it. […]

Happy Chinese New Year! Save 25% on VyprVPN

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Good news! The Chinese New Year Sale has been extended. VyprVPN is offering 25% off yearly accounts to new customers who use this link! Grab it before it goes away. . . Not sure what a VPN is or why you might need one? Here’s a list of articles.

Moving to Panama? Don’t be Clueless [Book Review]

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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 upsetting way possible, that’s how they did it. Just for […]

My First Christmas as a New Repatriate – One Big, Gloomy Mess

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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 and there’s less sunshine (at least in the part of the world […]

Best Roadmap for Moving Overseas

Save 50% off the Regular Price! I’ve found it! A real roadmap to guide your overseas move. Kathleen Peddicord has used her almost 30 years of writing about the expat life, and 16 years of living as an expat in four different countries to create just such a guide. She promises that, within 52 days […]

Thanksgiving Traditions — Are they the Same Overseas?

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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 fun. But guess what? That can happen when you’re in […]

Surprise Discovery! Use a VPN and Save Hundreds or Thousands of Dollars. . .

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I’ve written quite a bit about using VPNs when you’re living or traveling abroad. (You can find previous articles here, here and here.) Now here’s another reason — with thanks to VyprVPN for the infographic. You can save a bundle on flights and car rentals when booking travel if you use your VPN. Not just […]