The Future Expats Forum looks at two issues near and dear to the expat (and future expat) heart — how to support yourself overseas, with emphasis on portable careers and prepping the move. And because I’m living in a small town in Panama, I also blog about what it’s like to live here.
We’re not so much an informational “what and where” site — there are plenty of those available. (Although we do have plenty of information.)
This all started because I found tons of the information-type sites available when I became interested in retiring in another country, but I couldn’t find anyplace that would help me handle a conversation about it with my mother-in-law.
So we talk about things like developing an untethered career as a
- blogger or website owner
- life coach
- Narrowing Your City/Country Search
- Health care overseas
- language learning
- technology for the expat
As part of that, I started a series of articles called “Blogging for Expats,” which takes you through the nuts and bolts of starting and running a WordPress blog. Eventually, I spun the WordPress information off onto its own site, called WordPress Building Blocks.
Prepping the Move
Prepping the Move covers a lot of territory. It includes general topics like:
Under this general heading we talk about things like what you should take with you to your new country, and what you should sell or get rid of (and how to do it!). Do you take along 40 pounds of family photos? How do you plan your first trip to the new country?
I’m still hoping someone can help with that mother-in-law question, too.
My ramblings about Panama include stories that you don’t usually see on expat sites, like this one about Carnaval’s seamy underbelly.
I don’t know about you, but for my husband and me, food is a big part of our expat lives. We love exploring the new tastes of our new home, but we also miss our familiar comfort foods. So I write about the French restaurant that opened here and another newish restaurant.
I talk about the best way to find a house to rent here in Las Tablas, and bringing our dogs with us from the US.
In short, I let you peek at the good, the bad and the ugly here — no rose-colored glasses, I promise.
OK, I’m here. What next?
You can read more about me on the About page.
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