And the winners are. . . drumroll please. . . Yesterday evening the Live and invest Overseas Conference ended after a densely scheduled three-day smorgasbord of information for expats and plan-to-be expats. (I've decided that's a better phrase than "wannabe.") Last month I speculated about the … [Read more...] about Your Top 20 Country Choices for Overseas Retirement
Recently International Living put Mexico in the #2 spot on their Best Retirement Havens list. That raised a lot of questions among future expats -- what about safety? All we're reading about (here in the US anyway) is how dangerous Mexico is and its problems with drug-related violence. Last week, a … [Read more...] about How Safe is Mexico for Expats?
Blogs by and about expats are a great place to find information, ideas, tips, and get a general feel for what it might be like to live elsewhere. Here are a dozen interesting expat blogs I've found recently. Europe Expat in Germany provides information about living in Germany (and a little bit … [Read more...] about Best Places to Find Expat Life Information, Ideas and Tips
Want to move abroad but not sure where to start? Has your planning stalled? Don't know yet where exactly you want to live? Here's something that promises to get you unstuck and help you find the overseas adventure that's waiting for you. Next month, Live & Invest Overseas will blow out all … [Read more...] about How to Jumpstart 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
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