Three Ways to Retire Overseas

From the archives. . . There are as many different ways to expatriate or retire overseas as there are expats. You can live full time in your new country abroad divide your time between your home country and overseas country travel all the time I know people from each category, and each style has its […]

Three Ways to Retire Overseas

There are as many different ways to expatriate or retire overseas as there are expats. You can live full time in your new country abroad divide your time between your home country and overseas country travel all the time I know people from each category, and each style has its pros and cons. Part-Time Expats […]

Five Habits Of Successful Expatriates

Guest Post by Claudia Gonelle Ever wondered why some expatriates manage to build a successful life overseas; one that is inspiring, abundant and positive? I have. If the past decade of living and working in Central America, I’ve met dozens of highly successful expatriates. Some have used the opportunity of living overseas to become experts […]

7 Ways Hurricane Irene Taught Me Not To Lose My Head as an Expat

Last week Hurricane Irene roared onto the Outer Banks of North Carolina and made its way up the East Coast of the US. To my surprise, I found myself in the midst of massive evacuation. I was just trying to get from Massachusetts to Florida after delivering my daughter to college, but I got caught […]

My Budget’s Really Tight — How Can I Explore a New Country?

It’s time for another peek in the expat mailbox. I recently received an email from Matt. Matt’s a medical professional who’s starting to research a move to one of the Central or South American countries. He’s not sure how transferable his professional credentials are and asks: “Thank you once again. I really want to get […]

Moving Overseas — Is It Really Unpatriotic?

Guest Post by Lee Harrison, International Living “How Can You Be So Unpatriotic?” By most accounts, the time I chose to retire abroad was actually the perfect time to remain in the U.S. The country had just enjoyed eight years of unprecedented prosperity…unemployment was near record peacetime lows, and the markets had recently enjoyed run-ups […]

Change = Risk + Ambiguity

Any big change involves some risk — but not changing is risky, too! Just ask the company that used to make vinyl records, or the transportation firm that thought those new-fangled horseless carriages were just a fad. Some people have a high risk tolerance. Would you be comfortable packing a few changes of clothes into […]

Coaching – A Great Resource for Expats

As you navigate the road toward expatriation, you’ll have lots of questions. It’s an exciting, energizing journey, but you’ll also find roadblocks, detours, big boulders in your way, and lots of obstacles. An expat coach can help you prepare for your move, and can help with your adjustment to life in a new country after […]

Living in the Land of Love

Guest Post by Mike Henry As I write this, the movie Eat, Pray, Love is hitting the cinemas in the United States. I am sure most people are already familiar with the story. The book’s author, Elizabeth Gilbert, is frustrated with her life in the United States and decides to take a year off traveling, […]

The Flip Side of Expat Guilt

Guest Post by Barbara Diggs Lucky is the expat that has no lingering guilt associated with his or her decision to live abroad. But, I think, rare is that expat also. Maybe you feel a bit guilty about how living abroad will affect your children, or you worry about the feelings of loved ones left […]