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?
Or, A Tale of Two Cysts US expats -- in fact all who live in the US -- are obsessed with health care. At least, that's the impression the rest of the world has of us. And they're right. Totally right, but we have good reason to be so OCD about it. Let me explain... My husband and I have … [Read more...] about Why US Expats are Obsessed with Health Care
Guest Post by Kathryn Aragon The idea of traveling to a foreign country for medical care -- known as medical tourism -- may seem extreme or even unnecessary. But in some cases, it’s your best option. For me, it was a spinal cord injury that prompted the trip to Panama. My condition isn’t … [Read more...] about Medical Tourism in Panama
Here at Future Expats Forum, we focus on two main topics: portable careers and what I call "prepping the move." Prepping the move is anything you have to do to prepare for moving overseas, from getting rid of stuff you don't want to move or store, to telling your friends and family your plans, to … [Read more...] about What’s Involved in Preparing for your Overseas Move?
Every year International Living publishes its list of the top ten retirement havens. They've just sent out their September issue, and it includes their take on the best spots in the world to retire. I've been known to take issue with their findings in the past (for example, in their 2011 Quality … [Read more...] about Top 10 Spots to Retire Overseas in 2011
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 … [Read more...] about My Budget’s Really Tight — How Can I Explore a New Country?