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View of the Concorde Square in Paris

The Top 10 Greatest Advantages Of Living In Europe

The Top 10 Reasons I Moved To Europe Heart versus head. When it comes to choosing where to live overseas, both have to play an important part. The head side of things, the practicalities and logistics—thinking about environment, budget, climate, infrastructure, etc.—is important, no doubt… But the more abstract side of things is equally important……

Landsacpe view of Eiffel tower during the sunrise with beautiful yellow trees in autumn in Paris

Make Your Way Back To School (And Life)

 La Rentrée A Paris As of a few weeks ago, Paris all but shut down, as did much of Europe. The annual exodus that has Parisians fleeing from the city begins in late July and typically lasts until late August. Mom-and-pop shops and restaurants close, putting up signs saying they’ll see you in September… doctors…

Island Hvar, Croatia.

Expats Lessons After Moving Overseas: The Challenges You Will Face

4 Things You Must Do To Make A Successful Move Overseas—Part II Last week I began telling you about the biggest aspects of moving overseas—the things that, in my experience (with five international moves under my belt), are the most significant hurdles and issues you need to prepare yourself for when you think about making…

Shimmering Eiffel Tower at sunset in Paris, France.

The Truth About Moving Abroad And What It Really Means

4 Things You Must Do To Make A Successful Move Overseas—Part I I give a presentation for our annual Live and Invest in Europe Conferences… sharing my “expat story,” as we refer to these kinds of talks. My expat tale began very close to the start of my life. I was only 8 years old…

Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Why You Need A Good Lawyer For Your France Visa Renewal

What A Difference A Good Lawyer Makes My family and I have just finished the renewal process for our French visa—whew, legal again for another year…! This is our third year in France, so it’s our second visa renewal, and this one went much smoother than any of our past meetings… but things didn’t start…

Palmtree silhouettes on the tropical beach, Dominican Republic.

Why Living In The Dominican Republic Is Living In Paradise

5 Top Reasons To Choose The Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic (DR) is quintessential Caribbean. This island nation is all about the sand, the sun, and the fun. And, best of all, it’s all available for bargain prices compared with other popular Caribbean destinations. Christopher Columbus established La Hispaniola as the predominant land in the…

Locals and tourists sitting and the brasserie cafe restaurant in Paris reading morning newspapers and enjoying coffee.

How To Overcome The Challenges Of Moving To A New Country

What Baking Croissants Taught Me About Moving Overseas Cordon Bleu pastry chef, Frédéric Hoël, held up two handfuls of dough, one that you could have mistaken for a neatly folded (albeit miniature) sheet in a linen store… the other more closely resembled a half-deflated air mattress that someone tried to fold before it was fully…

Portofino, an Italian fishing village.

How To Figure Out The Best Place To Retire Overseas

Where In The World Will Your Overseas Retirement Take You? Out of this big ol’ world of 195 countries, how in the world do you figure out where in the world to go? If you’re just beginning to think about the idea of going overseas, whether for retirement or otherwise, this is a huge, daunting…

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Santo Domingo: Dominican Republic’s Colonial Capital

Sophisticated City Living In The Caribbean White-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, warm turquoise water, year-round sunshine—you’ll find them in abundance here in the Dominican Republic… and, of course, pretty much everywhere else in the Caribbean, as well. What sets the DR apart from other Caribbean islands and nations is its more sophisticated lifestyle—one that is…

Palm fringed beach in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.

The Best Beaches In The Dominican Republic For A Simple And Affordable Living

Finding Your Beach In The Dominican Republic If your heart is set on the Caribbean but thought you couldn’t afford it, I have good news… The Dominican Republic has everything you want at a price you can’t say no to. White-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, warm turquoise water, year-round sunshine—you’ll find them in abundance here…

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