As future expats trying to decide where to live, we have to balance all sorts of important issues: quality of life, health care, affordability, weather and climate seem to top everyone's lists. The Economist recently ranked cities worldwide for Quality of Life. Vancouver, BC, Canada Melbourne, … [Read more...] about 36 Best Cities for Quality of Life or Business
Recently I purchased a publication that promised to be roadmap for expats, something that would quickly take us, step by step, through our journey from our native homes to our lives abroad. Instead of the AAA Triptik I was expecting, however, I got an envelope full of "How I Spent My Summer … [Read more...] about Can You Build a Solid House from this Blueprint?
Occasionally I reprint articles here that appeared on other expat websites. This one struck a chord with me, and I hope it will with you too. Thanks to Live and Invest Overseas, where you can read the original in its entirety. "Vicki and I recently returned to Argentina after a six-month absence," … [Read more...] about An Antidote to Doom and Gloom
Social networking is playing an ever-increasing role in our lives. With a computer and an internet connection, an expat can investigate their new overseas location and connect with people already there. There are many ways you can use social networking to ease your overseas move -- before, during … [Read more...] about Social Networking for Expats
Guest Post by Kathy Nicholls Nothing is quite as wonderful as living 10 minutes from the Caribbean Sea. In 2008, I had the opportunity to relocate to Barbados, contracted by the government of Barbados to set up a school to train medical transcriptionists. The two years I lived there changed my … [Read more...] about Living On Bajan Time
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster said Japan’s was “the worst I ever experienced.” … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?