It's a great big world out there. If you want to retire -- or just live -- overseas, where's the best place to go? Naturally there's no one-size-fits-all answer. You can start with a list of questions to ask yourself about what quality of life means to you (and your significant other if … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Place in the World to Retire?
Quality of Life
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 … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?
Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Life Abroad recounts the adventures of an American couple who moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Seville, Spain. Of all the expat books I've read, I have to say this is one of the best, rivaling only Peter Mayle's tour de force, A Year in Provence. This was my … [Read more...] about Dancing In the Fountain: An Expat Book Review
It's time for another list of helpful web sites, blogs and resources for expats and travelers. Here are 11 for your edification and enjoyment. Expat Sites AngloInfo Panama. AngloInfo has been providing English-language information for expats in a variety of locations. The Panama site has … [Read more...] about More Expat Info from the Interwebs
Numbeo has just released its annual Quality of Life information for 2012. Factors that comprise overall "quality of life" rankings include purchasing power (including rent), ratio of house prices to incomes, safety, health, pollution, traffic and consumer price index. On a country-by-country basis, … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Quality of Life in 2012?
"Quality of life" involves dozens of items. Some are huge -- where you live and work, and who you live with. Some are small -- a favorite coffee mug. I love to read. For me, it's a quality of life issue. If I couldn't read, my life would be far less enjoyable and meaningful. So when we first … [Read more...] about Reading for Expats