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Living In The Algarve Where Every Day Feels Like Vacation

This Is Portugal… Where The West Meets Paradise My husband Dave and I have been living here in Portugal’s Algarve for more than 10 years now, and still every day brings new delights and new things to enjoy… new moments that make you stop, relax, and enjoy the Algarve’s slower pace of life and its…

Lush hazy forested limestone hills in Cayo, Belize.

How I Discovered New Confidence Living In Cayo, Belize

From Idaho To The Cayo: How We Escaped The Frozen North Here’s our tale of How We Escaped The Frozen North… We came to Belize from northern Idaho. We were used to nine months of winter each year. Now we have 12 months of summer. When my husband David first got this idea of moving…

Cityscape panorama of Porto in sunset light, traditional architecture near Douro river in Portugal

Find Out Why Porto, Portugal, Is Our Dream Overseas Location

Tasty And Healthy Living On Portugal’s Northern Shore Clearly the Celts, Romans, and Moors knew something long before the rest of us. With abundant sunshine, stunning architecture, and affordable prices, the secret is out: Portugal is a top retirement destination. A few years before my husband’s retirement, and after extensive discussions over many glasses of…

Christmas lights in the city of Medellin, Colombia

Christmas In Colombia: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

The World’s Best Christmas Festival Of Lights I’ve been spending Christmas abroad since 2001 and have come to love the traditions and celebrations that take place throughout Latin America. Christmas in Medellín is the most impressive extravaganza I’ve experienced. My first half dozen Christmases overseas were in Ecuador and were the most enjoyable Christmas experiences…

Paseo del Niño Viajero parade in Cuenca, Ecuador

Celebrating Christmas In Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca’s Colorful Christmas Traditions It’s been years since I visited Ecuador myself, but as we prepare for our Live and Invest in Ecuador Workshop, my mind has been cast back to this enchanting country… When I was last there, it was for work but it felt more like play. Ecuador is one of the best…

Thanksgiving dinner table with sliced turkey and sides, overhead shot

How Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Like Most Things… Thanksgiving Is Better Overseas I would argue that most things in life are better with a twist… something unusual… unexpected… unfamiliar… makes anything more interesting. For me, that’s about 90% of the allure of living overseas—nothing is ever as you expect it to be. And this has been the case with Thanksgivings…

Colorful buildings in Medellin, Colombia

A Detailed Guide To The Top 4 Expat Neighborhoods In Medellin

10 Years Later, Here’s What Wendy And Darren Really Think About Life In Medellín, Colombia I am still surprised by the reactions I get when I tell people I live in Medellín, Colombia. A few years ago, my friends and family expressed fear, concern, and disbelief. Today I hear admiration, curiosity, and even a little…

Wooden footbridge to the beach Praia do Camilo, Portugal.

How To Build Your Road Map For The Future

Private Roundtable Reveals Road Map For Your Future What a world we’re living in, right?The biggest global pandemic in 100 years… continuing terrorist threats… war… threats of more war… coups… famine… mass gun violence…Plus a litany of -flations… inflation, shrinkflation, and now skimpflation…Along with global supply-chain issues and people deciding they don’t want or don’t…

Woman wearing traditional white Panamanian dress and other people in the street during Panama National Day parade

Holidays In Panama: What “Mes De La Patria” Is All About

Kicking Off The Holiday Season In Panama Today, Nov. 1, is a holiday here in France, as well as in much of Europe, in many African countries, a few in the Americas, and in Russia… and it kicks off the season of holidays around the world. Halloween: The Start Of The Holidays Actually, Halloween really…

moving overseas with pets

What You Should Know About Moving Abroad With Pets

How Your Dog Can Help You Move Overseas When moving overseas, one of the hardest things to do—after you’ve gotten your residency and set up your home and generally gotten settled—is integrating into your new neighborhood. How do you go about starting to feel like you belong? There are plenty of ways, of course, but one of…
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