Guest Post by Lysha Solo travel is on the rise, especially among millennials and women. A recent estimate claims there've been 21 million solo travelers from the UK and the US. That's a lot of solo travel! When you’re travelling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are … [Read more...] about Solo Travel – a Growing Phenomenon. Is it Right for You?
Quality of Life
A recurring expat theme revolves around quality of life. This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, might be a negative to me. One example might be the proximity of bars and clubs. If you regularly enjoy the city’s nightlife, like … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?
Guest Post from International Schools Database Parents know all about the stress and confusion that comes with finding a good school for their children. But expat families often have an even more difficult time. Not only do they want to get the best education for their child, they have to do it … [Read more...] about How to Find the Right International School for Your Children
Christmas. . . a time to celebrate and enjoy the company of loved ones. . . beautiful lights and decorations. . . music. . . Or, maybe, not so much. Medical professionals know that, around Christmas time, depression increases. The days are shorter and there's less sunshine (at least in the … [Read more...] about My First Christmas as a New Repatriate – One Big, Gloomy Mess
Last week my husband and I flew out of Panama's Tocumen International Airport for the last time. Well, maybe not the last time forever, but for at least a couple of years. If you're not on my mailing list, Facebook page or Google Plus page, you might have missed the announcement. Long story … [Read more...] about 10 Things I (Already) Miss About Las Tablas and Panama
Last week I wrote about the best places for expat quality of life in general. Today we're looking at the places that are best for retirees. By "retiree" I don't mean you have to be over 65 and not working. I just mean you're not employed full-time by a multinational company. You could be in … [Read more...] about Countries with the Best Quality of Life in 2014 for Expat Retirees