It's time for another peek into the expat mailbag. Here's a question that I haven't thought about in a while (and trust me, that's a good thing!). Utility Outages Hi, I love your website, there's nothing like hearing about a place first-hand! What about electricity, water, and internet … [Read more...] about How Reliable are Utilities in Las Tablas, Panama?
As an expat, you need a free and uncensored internet so you can see and share news, connect with loved ones, and enjoy the social media, entertainment and other amenities you're used to. Sadly, censorship is increasing all over the globe -- and you might be surprised at where it's occurring. … [Read more...] about The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
The internet makes portable careers possible. Whether your portable career involves writing, building websites, photography or something else, you rely on the internet to keep you connected to clients, coworkers and bosses. You also need the internet to update your website or blog, offer items for … [Read more...] about What’s the Weakest Link in YOUR Portable Career?
You've done all the work of moving to your new country, wrestled all those pesky details to the ground, and now you're ready to enjoy getting acquainted with your new home as an expat. You fire up your newly connected internet, and decide to check your bank balance back in your home country -- … [Read more...] about What’s a VPN and Why Should Expats Have Them?
Last week I mentioned that my youngest daughter would be heading off to college soon, leaving us with an empty nest. She and I have embarked on a journey from our home in the Orlando, FL area to her college in the Northeast. Along the way, we're stopping to do research for some articles I'm … [Read more...] about Free Tools for Virtual Productivity
A more laid-back lifestyle, less stress. These are reasons often given for moving away from the US, and are a couple of reasons that really appeal to me. I know that when you move to another country, especially some of those I'm considering (Panama, Ecuador, Mexico), you need to be able to flex with … [Read more...] about Utility Flexibility