For a change of pace today, I thought I'd share with you some YouTube videos about expats and their new homes. A quick YouTube search of "expat" turns up over 4,000 videos. As you'd expect, some are good, some are terrible and most are in between. Some are slick, commercially produced efforts, most … [Read more...] about A Video Look at Some Expat Destinations
Last month I listed 9 Expat Blogs that I personally follow. Got such a great response I thought I'd add a few more. This list is focused on Central and South America, and I'll add more recommendations later for other regions. [ad#Google Adsense-1] Personal Blogs Expat Alley. Tom Frost shares his … [Read more...] about 10 More Expat Blogs to Follow
About 500 people are gathered in Quito, Ecuador right now for International Living's Ultimate Event 2010. They're learning about life in a bunch of countries where it's possible to live well on $2,000 a month or less. Can't be there with them? They're offering the Ultimate Event 2010 … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Fall in Love with Your Life Again
I have a confession to make. I love chocolate. It's my drug of choice, my not-so-secret pleasure. That's why I was tickled recently to find that Ecuador, one of the countries we're considering as a place to live, is a good source of the luscious beans. According to MarketWire, "Where do the Swiss … [Read more...] about Let the Chocolate Decide!
International Living's annual Quality of Life Index. Every year, IL produces a Quality of Life index, which usually differs quite a bit from their recommendations on best places to retire. France has topped the list for several years running. France (was #1 last year as well) Australia (moved up … [Read more...] about End-of-Year Lists
I thought I'd post a list of some well known and not-so-well known personal expat blogs to enjoy over the long Labor Day (in the US anyway) weekend. In no particular order. . . Bleeding Espresso, by an American who moved from Pennsylvania to her ancestors' village in Italy. Chris Winchester, who … [Read more...] about Happy Labor Day! Here Are a Few Expat Blogs to Enjoy