A few days ago, I posted the results of International Living's 2010 Annual Retirement Index. Topping this prestigious list are Ecuador Panama Mexico France Italy Today I'm looking at a very different list: this one includes the 10 Most Suitable Countries for American … [Read more...] about 10 Best Expat Destinations
In a few days, my youngest child is going off to college in another state. While I am sad to see her go, I'm (mostly) viewing her transition as a springboard for our new overseas adventure. Once she's settled into her dorm, all of our kids will be an airplane ride away from us. Theoretically it … [Read more...] about My Nest is Empty — Can I Spread My Wings Now?
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 October I asked the question, "Is US health care driving Americans to move abroad?" You can read the original post here. I followed up the question and post with a poll. When the poll closed, 19% of respondents listed health care as the "most important" reason for their move and a whopping 69% … [Read more...] about It’s Official: US Health Care IS Driving Americans to Move Abroad
Writing for International Living today, Dan Prescher described a meeting he recently attended with "government officials, local entrepreneurs and international consultants" in Merida, Mexico a few days ago. I thought this was interesting enough that I postponed the post I was planning for today to … [Read more...] about Yucatan, Mexico Prepared to Give US Retirees What They Want
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