How to Find the Right International School for Your Children

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 best education for their child, they have to do it in an unfamiliar […]

Mid-2017 Cost of Living Update

Numbeo has just released its mid-year cost of living report for 511 cities worldwide. If you’re interested in how an area you’re considering compares to the cost of living in New York City, read on. New York City is the baseline comparison, so if a city ranks at 110%, its cost of living is 10% […]

How to Travel the World (and not Pay Rent!)

In 2008, Eden and Denny owned two businesses in the US. One was an ice cream shop they opened in September. Talk about bad timing! Today, they live all over the world — with no housing expenses. I talked with Eden recently, via Skype, about their nomadic lifestyle. The Downsize Their adventures started in 2012, […]

Getting Out of the USA – Easy First Steps for Moving Abroad

My e-book, Getting Out of the USA: What You Need to Know Before Moving Abroad is now available at Amazon.com.   Who’s It For? I wrote this book for you if. . . . . . The last US election pushed you over the edge. Or maybe you’ve been dreaming for a long time about living […]

How to Stay Healthy in Your Travels – A Nurse’s Advice

Guest Post by Marianne Marfleet Travel has always been my passion. I went into nursing with the idea I would become a travel nurse. But life happens — marriage, mortgage, children, divorce, taxes. . . well, you get the picture. In my forties, I became purposeful about travel. My first serious travel involved surgical mission […]

Interested in a Portable Career? Follow on Instagram

Did you know you can follow me on Instagram? I post about life overseas, portable careers, and tools for portable careers. Here are some recent examples. Where are your favorite places to work outside the office? Here’s one of mine – nice terrace outside, with plenty of people-watching opportunities if I want to look up […]

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 […]