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The Grateful Gypsies: Traveling The World As Digital Nomads

From Bali To Puerto Vallarta (And Beyond)—Life As A Digital Nomad 

In preparing for our first Make Money Overseas Event, I caught up recently with one of our speakers, Sasha Savinov.

I love Sasha’s story. I don’t want to give it all away today (he’ll give attendees in Las Vegas the full version)… but, just to give you an idea of how it’s possible to make the transition to the life of a digital nomad, here’s just a snippet of Sasha’s journey so far…

After graduating college in the middle of the recession and teaching English for a few years in Beijing, Sasha was enjoying living overseas… but craved more adventure, more freedom, and more creativity. Continue reading

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Abruzzo, Italy: A Mix Of Art, History, And Near-Perfection

Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow, Italy Is Romanticism

I’ve been told many times that France is the country of love and romance.

But for me—since the first time I watched “Roman Holiday” as a kid—it’s always been Italy. I promised myself that, when I grew up, I’d go to Rome with my fiancé, whizzing through its streets by Vespa…

My first visit came a bit sooner than expected. I was 15 years old—accompanied by my parents, three siblings, and family friends…
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What Everybody Ought To Know About Belize

How I Discovered A Whole New World In One Weekend… 

My first adventure in Belize was the bus ride out of the airport in Belize City and into the Cayo district.

The old American-style school bus was bumpy and overcrowded. At every stop—none of which appeared to be scheduled—more locals hopped on, and my friends and I were squeezed between kids and men in clothes from another age. Less than three hours in the country and we were already discovering its many secrets.Continue reading

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Will You Be Our Next Retire Overseas Conference Success?

Attendees Strike Back—Check Out Their Stories…

Past attendee Gary N. recently updated us on how his retire-overseas plans are coming along…

“When I attended the Retire Overseas Conference in Orlando, I already knew that I wanted to be near an ocean (preferably the Caribbean Sea) and narrowed down my destination choices to a few islands that have excellent diving.

“So I attended the 2018 Live and Invest in Belize Conference.

“My initial move will be to Ambergris Caye, Belize, in May or June of next year.

“Next April I will spend a few weeks on Ambergris to locate a long-term rental and begin the QRP residency process. I will then return to the United States to complete the sale of my house, car, and other household goods. Even though the QRP allows duty-free importation of household goods, I am not shipping anything. This move is helping me eliminate the unimportant ‘stuff’ that I have accumulated over many years.

“I am looking forward to starting a new phase of my retirement while based in Belize. I can fly three hours from Belize to reach Atlanta and visit grandkids. Another hour flight from Atlanta puts me in touch with many friends and relatives.

“My main reason for attending the Retire Overseas Conference in Orlando was to meet others with a plan similar to mine. As a retired widower, I was not in the same demographic as most of the attendees that I met. I spoke with many couples that were avid travelers and they were considering becoming part-time expats. The conference helped confirm that my plan to become a full-time expat was not unusual.”

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A Community Of Friends Can Make Anywhere Feel Like Home

Your Chances Of Survival Overseas Hinge On This

“Why don’t I own a four-bed, two-story country home in my native Normandy? What’s wrong with me?”

These were the thoughts that haunted me as I flew back to Panama after my last trip to France.

You see, in Paris for a whole month, I’d spent a lot of time catching up with friends. And, dinner after dinner, it was pretty much the same story… Continue reading

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How, When, And Why I Decided To Make The Move Overseas

Confessions Of An Expat Living Happily Ever After

When you’re planning a move to a new country overseas, it helps to surround yourself with a bunch of supportive, like-minded people.

Your fellow reader Melanie Veah admits that she felt shy about coming to a Live and Invest Overseas Conference. But, once on the scene, all that faded. She felt right at home and was confident approaching our experts with her questions.

Not only that, but, three months later, she made her first international move.

Melanie recently sent us a letter with some advice for readers who are still waiting to make their move. Here’s what she says…

I admit it. If you’re right now looking into making a move to a new country, I’m a little jealous.

Don’t get me wrong. I couldn’t be happier with my own situation. I’m living a life I didn’t even dare to dream about a few years ago.

I know all the delights and adventures you have in front of you if you’re at the starting stages of making the leap yourself. And, again, I have to confess that I’m a little envious of the journey of first-time discovery you have to look forward to.Continue reading

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Learn The Best (And Easiest) Ways To Make Money Overseas

When Half-Day Work = Full-Time Pay…

“For the next two days, we’ll start our meetings at 10 a.m., break for lunch at 1, then head back to the office where we’ll continue our discussions until 7.”

This was the briefing Kathleen gave the petit groupe that gathered last month for our first “Paris Salon”—weeks of meetings to plan and shape Live and Invest Overseas’ course for the next 12 months and beyond.

Euro Correspondent and freelance writer Lynn Mulvihill had just arrived  from Ireland.Continue reading

A Financial Health Check-Up At Our Offshore Wealth Summit

No Scalpels, No Scrubs, I Promise…

In 2006, an estimated 150,000 U.S. citizens traveled overseas for medical treatment. Last year, that number hit 1.4 million.

However you feel about it, medical tourism is a trend that’s not going away.

Not only can jet-setting patients save as much as 80% or 90% on their treatments (even on something like a hip replacement or heart bypass)… they can secure immediate treatment, too…

And, there’s that element of luxury, of course—from five-star recovery suites with hydrotherapy pools to exotic jungle lodges with extensive massage menus.

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Start Your New Life At Our Retire Overseas Conference

I’m just back in Panama City after almost a month in Europe.

Following a week on the shores of the Algarve for our Live and Invest in Portugal Conference, I spent a few weeks in Paris, working out of our cozy office in Montmartre.

Coming back has been hard.

In the hot spots of Paris, the streets buzz into late evening… the outdoor tables at restaurants are fully occupied… and you may run into a guided walking tour or a group of runners as late as 10 p.m.
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