On September 10, Hurricane Irma blanketed the entire state of Florida with tropical-force winds and rain. Yes, the entire state. It was a B-I-G storm. Living near Orlando, we watched its path anxiously, and prepared as best we could. We've gone through hurricanes before, lots of them. We … [Read more...] about How Not to Let a Little Thing Like a Hurricane Stop You!
Every year, respected publications publish their "best of" indexes for living overseas. This year, Live & Invest Overseas has done a phenomenal job. The index is robust, at more than 300 pages, and it zeros in, not on countries, but on specific cities and towns. Best of all, this resource … [Read more...] about Why This is the Best Overseas Retirement Index I’ve Seen. . .
What the heck is an "Anywhereist?" I hear you ask. . . An Anywhereist is someone who can live, work, and thrive anywhere. To do that, you need a portable income. I plan to focus more on portable careers than I've done in the past. I'll still be talking about the wonderful life you can create … [Read more...] about Do You Want to Become an Anywhereist?
Is a portable career part of your plan for an untethered expat life? If it includes a WordPress website or blog, here are 52 links to help you get started. I've tried to arrange them in roughly the order you'll need them. (And yes, some of them are affiliate links.) Domain Name Registration and … [Read more...] about 52 Links to Help You Build Your WordPress Website
A recurring expat theme revolves around quality of life. This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, might be a negative to me. One example might be the proximity of bars and clubs. If you regularly enjoy the city’s nightlife, like … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?
Karen McCann didn't set out to become a successful expat author. Her journey started much more prosaically. In the year 2000, "Friends invited us to visit them in Marbella [Spain], and we were surprised at how much we loved it. Spain hadn't been on our agenda at all." The timing was … [Read more...] about It All Started With Dancing in the Fountain