My e-book, Getting Out of the USA: What You Need to Know Before Moving Abroad is now available at Amazon.com. Who's It For? I wrote this book for you if. . . . . . The last US election pushed you over the edge. Or maybe you've been dreaming for a long time about living in another culture. … [Read more...] about Getting Out of the USA – Easy First Steps for Moving Abroad
Easiest Residency in Southeast Asia
Guest Post by Wendy Justice Among its Southeast Asia neighbors, the Philippines stands out as the easiest option for residency. Here are four ways you can qualify. Although the Philippines isn't the only country in Southeast Asia that offers retirement visas, it may offer the best. Let's … [Read more...] about Easiest Residency in Southeast Asia
Overseas Residency — What’s the Best Country?
Residency is what lets you live in a country for as long as you want, and usually lets you enter and leave the country whenever you choose to. It's not the same as citizenship, although it can lead to becoming a citizen. Some countries are easier than others to become a legal resident. Others are … [Read more...] about Overseas Residency — What’s the Best Country?
Why We Had to Run for the Border Before We Could Drive in Panama
One of the challenges of expat life is that you're constantly running up against the unintended consequences of your actions. Last November, after eight months of relying on public transportation in Panama, we broke down and bought a car. Yes, day-to-day life was perfectly fine using cabs and … [Read more...] about Why We Had to Run for the Border Before We Could Drive in Panama
Becoming a Legal Resident in a New Country
Most countries have rules about who can visit and who can live within their borders full time. As a US citizen, I'm allowed to stay in Panama for six months without filling out any paperwork at all. Lots of Americans live here full time without becoming legal residents. They simply make a … [Read more...] about Becoming a Legal Resident in a New Country