Guest Post by Steve Harris New Year is a time when people take stock of their lot, with many pondering "would I be better off somewhere else?" Millions of Brits live abroad both temporarily and permanently, and if you are considering joining them for an exciting new life in the sun -- or just an … [Read more...] about Leaving the Country – is it Worth the Hassle?
Last week we skipped the Countdown post because we were doing the 12 Days of Christmas guide to expat gift-giving, so we'll combine weeks 6 & 7 this week. In this installment we'll review the steps we took over the last two weeks toward getting ourselves moved from Orlando to Panama. At this … [Read more...] about Countdown: Why Did I Ever Think Moving Right After Christmas was a Good Idea?
Wow, I can't believe this is the fifth week of Countdown! posts. When we got within the 90-day window for our move to Panama, I started this weekly recount of all the preparation steps we'd taken during the week. Any move is a big undertaking, but the first overseas move is ginormous, so I … [Read more...] about Countdown! Week 5 Already!
I think this week's countdown can be described as "sleep-deprived zombieland." The end of our fourth countdown week saw us taking away our dogs' big wire crate where they've happily slept at night for several years, and putting them in their spacious travel kennels to sleep. It wasn't a happy … [Read more...] about Countdown! Sleepless Nights
This week has been characterized by some nice relaxing-with-friends time, and spinning in circles. We've just completed the third week in our countdown toward our Panama move, and the week was a pretty mixed bag of getting stuff done, relaxing, and frustration. You can see previous Countdown! … [Read more...] about Countdown! Spinning in Circles
Last week I shared our first Countdown update. Now that we're within 90 days of our planned move to Panama, I'll post regular updates on what we've accomplished (or attempted) during the week to be ready for the actual move in February. I hope it provides some ideas and encouragement to those of you … [Read more...] about Countdown! Week Two