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View across Panama Bay, in Panama City

After Four Great Years I’m Saying Au Revoir To Panama

Gone Surfin’  It started last Monday when I began emptying out my apartment here in Panama City. I looked at the bed where, four years ago—new to town—I had thrown myself down in tears… wondering what I had done… how I could have left my country, my friends, and my family behind… Now the tears…

Medellin Colombia, view of the city and high rise apartment buildings

What I’ve Discovered After 9 Years Renting In Colombia

Dipping A Toe In Your New Home Overseas Living overseas doesn’t have to be all or nothing. For many expats we know, it’s been a gradual process… Take Jeff Paschke, for instance. Jeff started out simply looking for a winter escape from his home in Dallas, Texas. He began his hunt by reading Life Magazine’s…

Santa Elena, a beach town in Ecuador

Our Home Conference Kit Is Your Complete Guide To Ecuador

Sometimes I Wish I Were An Attendee… “How was Ecuador?” I got this question more than once on my return to my desk in Panama this morning. I’ll get the same question from family and friends, too, over the next few days—as I do after every work trip. And, every time, I can’t help but…

A trpoical house by the Caribbean in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Discover Panama’s Best Investments And Real Estate Buys

Be In The Room With The “Queen Of Real Estate” I recently introduced you to some of the guest speakers we have lined up for this September’s Retire Overseas Conference(if you missed them before, here’s Part I and Part II of that series). Today, I’d like to introduce you to one more speaker… The speaker we like to call our…

Port wine and some cakes in Porto, Portugal

All The Info On Moving To Portugal At Our 2019 Conference

These Expats Find That Portugal Has It All “About a year ago, my wife and I made the leap,” writes Terry O’Halloran. “We moved halfway around the world, to Portugal. “Maybe we were a little crazy, but we haven’t looked back and we couldn’t be happier. “We’d lived in Hawaii for 40 years, and my…

view across the valle of vilcabamba ecuador

How Living In Vilcabamba, Ecuador Can Put Years On Your Life

World’s Healthiest Retirement Haven? In 1973, the village of Vilcabamba, Ecuador was put on the map by an article in National Geographic by Dr. Alexander Leaf from Harvard. Leaf had traveled to Ecuador to investigate the world’s healthiest and longest-living people. Or so they were believed to be at the time… Later accounts revealed that the local…

a ship going through the panama canal

Safety And Stability: Why Panama’s Economy Is So Strong

How Panama Continues On The Up And Up What makes Panama stand out among its Latin American neighbors? This was one of the first questions our experts tackled on the opening morning of our 2019 Live and Invest in Panama Conference at the Sortis Hotel here in Panama City last week.

houston skyline at night

Meet The Experts At Our 2019 Conference In Houston: Part 2

10 Experts You’ll Meet In Houston—Part 2 A few weeks back, I introduced you to a handful of the speakers we have lined up for our 2019 Live and Invest Overseas Conference. Since then, we’ve received more confirmations from our globally-spread expert and expat friends… bringing the total to more than 50 guest speakers (all…
a couple looking up to their brand new home overseas, a white 2 story house with collums on the outside

10 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Home Overseas

10 Things To Ask Yourself Before Buying Your Dream Home Overseas When you’re starting out on your overseas property search, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is… Who will use the property? Maybe the answer is yourself—you’re looking for a home to live in (at least part of the year) and…

view of the westin playa bonita hotel in panama city, blue sky and a palm tree can be seen

Join Us In Our 2019 Global Property Summit In Panama

Investing Overseas Can Be This Easy If you’re looking to buy property overseas—for pure investment… for personal use… or somewhere in between—and you want to make your move before another year slips by, then there’s one event you can’t possibly miss… Our 2019 Global Property Summit, May 22–24, at the Westin Playa Bonita Panama (more…