What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017 (Part 2)

Here’s a list of the best countries to move to in 2017 if you’re retired, self employed, or plan to live the laptop lifestyle. In Part 1, we looked at the Americas. Now we’ll move farther afield to Europe and Asia. EUROPE France While France is not a cheap destination, there are parts of the […]

What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017?

“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 need to work, or if, like me, […]

Leaving the USA? Here’s What You Need to Know First

During the primary season and the runup to the US Presidential election, lots of people, on both sides, were saying, “if X wins, I’m moving to (pick a country).” Some countries actually got in on the act. Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia (that’s Canada), advertised itself as the place to go after a Trump victory. […]

5 Reasons You Should Vacation in Your New Country First

Guest Post by Nick Ball Whether it’s the prospect of a new career or a life in sunnier climes, a move abroad can be an exciting and promising time for anyone upping sticks. With the unknown road ahead, it’s easy to forget the most basic components of your move – but moving to another country […]

Our Top 6 Picks For Sunny Post-Election Living

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 significant drawback: Canadian winters look like blizzard scenes on Star Wars’ ice planet Hoth. […]

Moving to Panama: Do As I Say, Not As I Did…

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 worked out in the end, but if you’re […]

Why US Expats are Obsessed with Health Care

Or, A Tale of Two Cysts US expats — in fact all who live in the US — are obsessed with health care. At least, that’s the impression the rest of the world has of us. And they’re right. Totally right, but we have good reason to be so OCD about it. Let me explain… […]

How to be a Happiness Hero Overseas!

Before 2009, I had never heard of a portable career, laptop lifestyle, digital nomad or location-independent lifestyle. If I ever considered work and not being tied to a place in the same thought, it was to dream about someday writing a book. After all, that’s something you can do no matter where you live. Then […]

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Movie Review]

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 […]

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

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 […]