Somehow travel writing, photography and the untethered expat life just seem to naturally flow together. What career tools are more portable, after all, than a laptop and a camera? If you can write or photograph, you have the means to support your overseas life. If you can do both, you can carve … [Read more...] about So You Want to be a Travel Writer or Photographer?
Guest post by Kathleen Peddicord You know all those millions of jobs lost in 2008, 2009, and 2010? Many of them didn't disappear. They're resurfacing today...online. You can find them if you know how to look...and you can fill them anywhere on earth you can get an Internet connection. I know … [Read more...] about How to Support Yourself Anywhere in the World
Early in my blogging career, I joined ProBlogger Darren Rowse and thousands of other bloggers and wannabes. "Give me 31 Days and I'll Give You a Better Blog," Darren promised. Actually, he didn't just promise a better blog, but a dramatically better one! For 31 days I read his information and … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait 31 Days
I've just returned home from my first scouting trip to Panama. My husband and I spent a week traveling the country, from Panama City to David to Las Tablas, to answer these two questions: Can we see ourselves living in Panama? If yes, do we prefer the David or Las Tablas areas? This was a … [Read more...] about Let Someone Else Pay for Your Explorations
Occasionally readers email me with questions about specific places. I thought it might be fun to pop them into an occasional post. A reader recently emailed: "Hi "Myself and a friend are looking to relocate to Barbados. Where do we start ? We have both been to the island and both love it and … [Read more...] about Expat Mailbox
As 2010 draws to a close, I've been looking back at what unfolded during the year. I thought I'd share a list of lists with you. They all deal with various facets of the expat life, and I hope you find them helpful. Places to Live International Living's prestigious 2010 Quality of Life … [Read more...] about The Best of 2010: 15 Lists for Expats