"What are the best countries to retire in 2017?" is a question I often see. The short answer is, "it depends." Are you moving abroad to work at a job, or to retire (or something in between)? The best place for a retiree might be lousy if you need to work, or if, like me, you've developed a … [Read more...] about What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017?
by Kathleen Peddicord Searches for “How can I move to Canada?” spiked during the just-finished U.S. presidential election cycle. Since the Vietnam War, Canada has been seen as a beacon of refuge among Americans. However, life in Canada comes with a significant drawback: Canadian winters look … [Read more...] about Our Top 6 Picks For Sunny Post-Election Living
When my husband and I were moving to Panama, we did nearly everything wrong. Well, not wrong exactly, as we ended up in the right place at the right time. But the way we went about it was driven by desperation rather than proper planning. It all worked out in the end, but if you're thinking … [Read more...] about Moving to Panama: Do As I Say, Not As I Did…
Panama's a wonderful, low-cost place to live. As with any overseas relocation, though, moving to Panama is not for the faint of heart. But this couple -- well, if there's a way to move from the US to Panama in the most difficult, expensive, and upsetting way possible, that's how they did it. Just … [Read more...] about Moving to Panama? Don’t be Clueless [Book Review]
A few months back, I wrote about our search for someone to stay with our dogs while we traveled back to the US this spring. After uploading our request to the Trusted Housesitters site, I was astonished to see 30 applications slam into my inbox in the same number of hours. It seems like a lot … [Read more...] about Choosing a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama
Our goal in moving to Panama was to live within our income following the big financial meltdown in the US. We've met that goal easily – and so much more! Life is all about options and choices – that's true whether you're an expat or not. But by embracing the options available to us as US expats … [Read more...] about Options and Choices — Expats have More