Kathleen Peddicord

Senior couple hiking during summer

Take Your Pick: Custom-Tailor Your New Life Overseas

What Makes You Miserable? Start Your Overseas Adventure There This will be a piece of cake, I told myself as we prepared for our move from Baltimore to Waterford what now seems like a lifetime ago… How different can Ireland be from the United States? My husband, my daughter, and I, we’ll slide right into…

The beach El Rompio on Azuero Peninsula, Panama.

Is Retiring In Panama Still A Good Choice? If So, Where?

From Laid-Back To Luxury, Panama Offers Every Lifestyle A Retiree Could Wish For… All A Bargain I was the first to suggest Panama as a good choice for any North American looking for a place to retire that was sunny and cheap. I made that recommendation for the first time in 1998. Back then, I…

Lisbon, Portugal skyline with Sao Jorge Castle at dawn

We’ve Found These Are The Downsides To Living In Portugal

Portugal, The Flip Side—Here’s What’s Not To Love I’ve been spending time in Portugal since 2013. I knew after the first visit that this was a special place… a place where I wanted to spend as much time as a busy life like mine could handle. So my husband and I went house-hunting… We searched…

Houses in Caye Caulker, Belize

Everything You Need To Know About The Many Faces Of Belize

Sizing Up The Four Faces Of Sunny Belize For me and Belize, it was love at first sight. From the first morning I arrived in Belize, nearly 30 years ago, climbed down from the plane onto the runway, threw my backpack over my shoulder, pulled on my sunglasses, and walked across the tarmac in the…

Small tropical island at Barrier Reef with paradise beach in Belize

A Look At The Different Lifestyles In Belize

Sizing Up The Four Faces Of Sunny Belize No place is perfect. Every destination we showcase for you has its pluses… and its minuses. We believe Belize, for example, is one of the best places in the world to live, retire, invest, and chase adventure. In truth, it’s many of the world’s best options. For…

Singapore skyline at the Merlion fountain.

How To Invest In Real Estate: Unraveling The Fundamentals To Get Started

The Ultimate Property Scouting Checklist There are two reasons to purchase real estate overseas… First, because you have moved there and you decide you want to own. You want to nest. You want a place you can decorate and furnish as you like, where you can make a garden, install a swimming pool, store your…

Bangkok, Thailand skyline from Krung Thon Buri on a beautiful sunrise.

Why Overseas Real Estate Is Such A Good Investment In 2021

No More Sleepless Nights Of all the investment options out there, why put your money into real estate? And, more to the point, why foreign real estate? My husband Lief Simon—who continues to grow his international real estate portfolio every year—says that diversifying into markets outside the United States helps him sleep better at night.…

tulum mexico beach

We Wish We’d Moved Sooner: Real Expats Share Their Stories

An Expat’s Biggest Regret (And How To Avoid It) In my 23 years of living overseas, I’ve never met anybody who hated their new home so much that they packed up and went home. What almost everybody has admitted to me, though, is that they wish they had done this sooner… that there are now…

medellin colombia is a green city

Our Virtual Conference: The Most Complete Guide To Medellín

11 Years Later, I’m No Longer The Crazy One… The first place I ever recommended Americans think about retiring overseas was Costa Rica. That was 35 years ago. A few years later I organized and promoted the first conference of my career, in San José. Thinking back, I have to give it to the 40-odd…

food truck business

How To Fund Your New Life Overseas Without Working 9-5

From Digital Nomad To Food Truck Chef—How To Fund Your New Life Overseas In your new life overseas, you could support yourself by going to work for someone else… but who wants a J-O-B? Better to make your own money and control your own schedule. Breaking from the 9-5 world opens you up to a…

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