When you're considering moving to another country, one of the big things you think about (at least I do) is the quality of life you'll be leaving and what you'll find in your new home. As 2011 has drawn to a close, let's take a quick look back at the year's top picks in various expat-oriented "Best … [Read more...] about Best Quality of Life Cities and Countries in 2011
Enjoy a Movable Retirement in Asia
It's affordable, safe, exciting, exotic, and has terrific health care. Last week I shared with you the top 20 picks for overseas retirement on a budget, according to Live and Invest Overseas. Six of the countries are located in southeast Asia, which is the cheapest region of the world right … [Read more...] about Enjoy a Movable Retirement in Asia
10 “Bests” for Expats
Everybody loves lists, and expats (and future expats) are no exception. Here I've pulled together a list of ten "best of ____" for expats. Some of them are silly and some are serious. Enjoy! Best Expat Banks, a list of banks that do well by expats, based on home-country currency Best Expat Jobs … [Read more...] about 10 “Bests” for Expats
7 Planning Steps Bridget Jones Can Teach Future Expats
"Earth to Bridget Sodding Jones!" yells Bridget's boss. As the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary opens, lucky Bridget has been chosen to try skydiving -- on camera -- to see if it's great fun or a terrifying risk. After being forced out of the plane, forgetting to pull the ripcord (prompting the … [Read more...] about 7 Planning Steps Bridget Jones Can Teach Future Expats
Uh-Oh. Thanks, Facebook for Outing Me to my Mother-in-Law
Last week I decided to post some items we're selling on Facebook Marketplace. Little did I know that the "sharing" choices are different for Marketplace ads than for regular status updates, and that difference caused an uproar in the family. My in-laws have steadfastly refused to discuss our plans … [Read more...] about Uh-Oh. Thanks, Facebook for Outing Me to my Mother-in-Law
Can You Build a Solid House from this Blueprint?
Recently I purchased a publication that promised to be roadmap for expats, something that would quickly take us, step by step, through our journey from our native homes to our lives abroad. Instead of the AAA Triptik I was expecting, however, I got an envelope full of "How I Spent My Summer … [Read more...] about Can You Build a Solid House from this Blueprint?