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?
An organization called Nation Ranking recently released its 2011 Quality of Life Index. One hundred thirty-seven countries were ranked according to: "a nation's livability for its average inhabitant. It is a composite of six sub-indexes, each describing one of the elements which objectively … [Read more...] about Best Countries for Quality of Life in 2011
It's been a while since I shared some of the expat-related blogs and websites I've been reading. Time for another roundup of interesting blogs by and about expats! Here are an even dozen for your enjoyment. Africa Africa Expat Wives, a UK citizen moves to Africa two days after her marriage, and … [Read more...] about From Africa to Central America: 12 Expat Blogs Worth Watching
Interest in living overseas is exploding. How do I know this? Not from any government study. . . In the past few days, Live and Invest Overseas has announced their new conference schedule for the upcoming year, and to say it's jam-packed is an understatement. After promoting the spring … [Read more...] about Higher Standard of Living. . .Same Budget
Earlier today, a reader asked me "So, how was your scouting trip to Panama? Could you see yourself living there?" Our recent trip to Panama was supposed to answer two questions for us: Can we see ourselves living in Panama? If yes, do we prefer the David or Las Tablas areas? I think we've … [Read more...] about “I’ll Take ‘Panama’ for $1,000, Alex. . .”
My MIL (mother-in-law) has struck again. Last month I told you about my attempts to get my in-laws -- my well educated, well traveled in-laws -- to discuss our plan to move abroad. It's become the elephant in the room. I told you that I'd decided to write a letter describing the dreaded elephant … [Read more...] about “That’s Unpatriotic — Moving to Panama”