"What are the best countries to retire in 2017?" is a question I often see. The short answer is, "it depends." Are you moving abroad to work at a job, or to retire (or something in between)? The best place for a retiree might be lousy if you need to work, or if, like me, you've developed a … [Read more...] about What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017?
Prepping the Move
During the primary season and the runup to the US Presidential election, lots of people, on both sides, were saying, "if X wins, I'm moving to (pick a country)." Some countries actually got in on the act. Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia (that's Canada), advertised itself as the place to go after a … [Read more...] about Leaving the USA? Here’s What You Need to Know First
Guest Post by Nick Ball Whether it’s the prospect of a new career or a life in sunnier climes, a move abroad can be an exciting and promising time for anyone upping sticks. With the unknown road ahead, it's easy to forget the most basic components of your move - but moving to another country is a … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Should Vacation in Your New Country First
by Kathleen Peddicord Searches for “How can I move to Canada?” spiked during the just-finished U.S. presidential election cycle. Since the Vietnam War, Canada has been seen as a beacon of refuge among Americans. However, life in Canada comes with a significant drawback: Canadian winters look … [Read more...] about Our Top 6 Picks For Sunny Post-Election Living
When my husband and I were moving to Panama, we did nearly everything wrong. Well, not wrong exactly, as we ended up in the right place at the right time. But the way we went about it was driven by desperation rather than proper planning. It all worked out in the end, but if you're thinking … [Read more...] about Moving to Panama: Do As I Say, Not As I Did…
Or, A Tale of Two Cysts US expats -- in fact all who live in the US -- are obsessed with health care. At least, that's the impression the rest of the world has of us. And they're right. Totally right, but we have good reason to be so OCD about it. Let me explain... My husband and I have … [Read more...] about Why US Expats are Obsessed with Health Care