Countries with the Highest Quality of Life in 2014

Where in this big, glorious world can you find the countries with the highest quality of life? There’s no single answer to that question. Mark Twain famously said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Keep that in mind when you’re reviewing “best of” and “worst of” rankings. Several organizations produce […]

10 Best Expat Destinations

A few days ago, I posted the results of International Living’s 2010 Annual Retirement Index. Topping this prestigious list are Ecuador Panama Mexico France Italy Today I’m looking at a very different list: this one includes the 10 Most Suitable Countries for American Expatriates. According to the website, they considered these important criteria: How […]

World’s 25 Best Retirement Destinations

News Release from International Living Ecuador tops IL’s Annual Retirement Index for the second year running For Kent and Christina Zimmerman, leaving Colorado for Cuenca, Ecuador felt like making a huge jump without a net. But after a year in the country that tops International Living’s 2010 Retirement Index, they’re loving their new lives in […]

What Kind of Expat Are You?

What kinds of people leave hearth and home for life in another country?

Here are a few categories I’ve come up with. I’m sure that many expats fit into more than one. I know I do! Let me know if you have a category I’ve missed.

Legal Services for Expats

I just ran across a link to a company in Ecuador that provides legal services to expats. Started by a US expat in Ecuador, they offer help with visas, residency, and other issues. I’m sure there are lots of other companies like this. Does anyone have any services like this they have worked with and […]