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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…

Cozy street with tables of cafe in Paris, France

How To Deal With Homesickness After Moving Overseas

What Will You Miss From “Back Home”? “Ice… ice and elevators.” When asked by a friend on my recent trip back to the States (my first time back in over two years) about what I enjoyed most about being back, that was my response. And, really, that’s it. That’s the extent of what I currently…

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…

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…

Wat Phra Nang Sang Temple in Phuket Province, Thailand.

Why You Should Go To Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Charmed Me—But Is It For You? I have to admit that I feel like a pretty well-traveled person… until I meet someone who has spent time in Asia. And then I

White beach on beautiful Belize.

Living A Whole New Life In Belize

Potluck Dinners, Darts, And Dancing—One Expat Couple’s Trial Run In Belize It’s gray, dark, and rainy here in Paris… and it’s unlikely to change much over the next couple of months. It’s around this time of year that I’d usually try to organize a trip to someplace sunny. In fact, every January we hold our…

Senior couple at the lake having a picnic.

How You Can Plan A Move Overseas In Today’s “New Normal”

What Does 2021 Have In Store For You? I love the feeling that comes once Christmas has run its course… After all the gluttony and indulgence, the natural inclination come January is to swing toward austerity. Most of the world tries to give up some bad habit in the New Year… or to begin some…

Approved Immigration Portugal application form with rubber stamp.

The 7 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

7 Easiest Backup Residencies In The World Today Last week I shared with you the hellscape that is the French residency process (if you missed it, you can catch up here)… but I neglected to set your mind at ease. Because, while some countries make residency difficult and painful to acquire (ahem, France), others make it…

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The Importance Of Obtaining A Backup Residency

Lessons Learned Standing In Line With 600 Other Desperate Folks… It’s 8 a.m. It’s cold and windy, with flecks of rain pelting down in angry bursts. I’m glad I grabbed that extra layer before heading out. I look at the line that snakes around the huge plaza I’m standing on. Nope, not mine. One small…

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5 More Things To Check Before You Move Overseas

Last week I began a list of things you’ll need to think about when you’re planning for a move overseas. This week, we continue… 6. Get Your Affairs In Order Go paperless on all accounts and make sure you know how to use online banking. Don’t close any bank accounts, but change your address on file…