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Thanksgiving dinner table with sliced turkey and sides, overhead shot

How Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Like Most Things… Thanksgiving Is Better Overseas I would argue that most things in life are better with a twist… something unusual… unexpected… unfamiliar… makes anything more interesting. For me, that’s about 90% of the allure of living overseas—nothing is ever as you expect it to be. And this has been the case with Thanksgivings…

Woman wearing traditional white Panamanian dress and other people in the street during Panama National Day parade

Holidays In Panama: What “Mes De La Patria” Is All About

Kicking Off The Holiday Season In Panama Today, Nov. 1, is a holiday here in France, as well as in much of Europe, in many African countries, a few in the Americas, and in Russia… and it kicks off the season of holidays around the world. Halloween: The Start Of The Holidays Actually, Halloween really…

Tropical white sand beach on Contadora island

Contadora Island: A Tranquil Beach Getaway In Panama’s Pearl Islands

Find Your Paradise In Panama’s Las Perlas Islands… Las Perlas offers an island lifestyle reminiscent of the Virgin Islands back in the 70s, before those islands became overpriced and crowded with people, commerce, and high-rises… This string of islands has the best beaches and fishing, plus consistently perfect weather, within easy reach of Panama City.…

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……

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…

Amazing sandy beach in Tamariu seaside town, Costa Brava, Spain.

Comparing The Top Countries To Retire

Our Top Retirement Havens Face Off It might be easy to get on board with the idea of retiring overseas… But it’s not as easy to figure out where in the world you’d like to do it. Most people, faced with this tough question, make comparisons to help narrow things down. One of the most…

Happy family with suitcases in the airport.

Moving Overseas Will Affect Your Family But It Can Be For The Better

How Will A Move Overseas Affect Your Family? As I celebrated my daughter’s first holiday season, the idea of legacy was strong in my mind. As all new parents do, I became nostalgic for my own childhood holiday traditions as I thought about the celebrations upcoming for her. And I thought about how different my…

Cayo Zapatilla in Bocas del Toro province of Panama.

Why Bocas Del Toro Provides Panama’s Best Coastal Caribbean Living

The Other Side Of The Isthmus I lived in Panama City, on the country’s southern, Pacific Coast. My experience living in the Hub of the Americas is, therefore, somewhat limited. Sure, I visited the northern, Caribbean Coast… but it may as well have been a world away. I’ve holidayed in Bocas del Toro, arguably the…

Keel-billed Toucan, shot in Panama.

What Makes Living In Panama A Wonderful Experience

Top 7 Things I Miss About Panama It’s been nearly two full years since I packed my bags and left the tropics. I have to admit that I was more than eager to move on from Panama… I had waited so long to get back to Paris. But knowing that Panama would always be in…

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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