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, […]

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. […]

Countries with the Best Quality of Life in 2014 for Expat Retirees

Last week I wrote about the best places for expat quality of life in general. Today we’re looking at the places that are best for retirees. By “retiree” I don’t mean you have to be over 65 and not working. I just mean you’re not employed full-time by a multinational company. You could be in […]

Expat Blogs to Enjoy

From time to time I share with you some of the blogs and websites I’ve found that are worth a look. It’s been quite a while, so let’s jump right in. Europe Enjoy Living Abroad – author Karen McCann has lived in Seville, Spain for about 10 years. She and her husband now divide their […]

Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?

Where’s the best country to retire overseas? I get that question a lot. I wish I had a simple answer, but as long as people are different — with different hopes, wishes, dreams, likes and dislikes — there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. And sometimes asking “which country” isn’t the right question. Because different parts of a […]

Win a Free Month in Ecuador! What International Living’s Contest Teaches Us About Portable Careers

International Living has just announced something absolutely brilliant. They are offering an all-expense-paid month in Cuenca, Ecuador for one lucky winner (or couple). I wanted to let you all know about it because, if Ecuador’s a country you’re considering, you may want to enter. Heck, I’m even thinking about it! Whatever your feelings about International […]

Black Friday Shopping List for Untethered Expats

If you’re about to move abroad, you certainly don’t want to collect more doodads, tchotchkes, knicknacks and other stuff you’ll have to store or move. So what do you give a soon-to-be expat for Christmas? I thought we could join the rest of America in some Black Friday shopping, but for things that will help […]

Your Top 20 Country Choices for Overseas Retirement

And the winners are. . . drumroll please. . . Yesterday evening the Live and invest Overseas Conference ended after a densely scheduled three-day smorgasbord of information for expats and plan-to-be expats. (I’ve decided that’s a better phrase than “wannabe.”) Last month I speculated about the 20 countries they’d recommend, and I’m happy to report […]

The Biggest Piece of the Expat Puzzle

The largest piece of the expat puzzle is usually cost of living. How will your expenses compare in your new location to what they are now? Of course, everyone’s different. John might not be able to live without imported caviar while Sally eats what the local people do, for example. But you have to start […]

How to Jumpstart Your Overseas Move

Want to move abroad but not sure where to start? Has your planning stalled? Don’t know yet where exactly you want to live? Here’s something that promises to get you unstuck and help you find the overseas adventure that’s waiting for you. Next month, Live & Invest Overseas will blow out all the stops and […]