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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…

Contadora Island in Panama.

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

A Pacific Island Escape—With Property Prices From The 1970s This past weekend I received lots of photos from my mother, busy on the ground in Panama. She’s been out at our family development, Los Islotes, for a few weeks now, and she’s been making improvements and sending me updates. When the last lockdown was announced…

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…

Woman enjoying beautiful panoramic view of Paris with cup of coffee.

The Truth About Moving Abroad And What It Really Means

4 Steps To Surviving A Move Overseas—Part I I gave a presentation for our recent Live and Invest in Europe Virtual Conference; it was my first ever “expat talk,” as we call them. I’d heard plenty of them over the years, but this was the first time I did one myself. My expat story started…

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…

World flags

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…

Traveling family looking on Bled Lake, Slovenia, Europe

The Top 10 Greatest Advantages Of Living In Europe

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. I’ve talked a lot over the last few weeks about the head side of things… thinking about environment, climate, infrastructure, etc. But the more abstract side of things is…

Christmas decorations santa outside houses in panama

From Christmas Eve To Epiphany: Festive Season In Panama

Feliz Navidad In Panama We’re just two days from Christmas, and, in Panama, parrots fly from palm tree to palm tree overhead, the heat doesn’t let up from its consistent 80+ degrees, but, nonetheless, the fact that the holidays are near is no less evident than it is in colder places around the globe… Panama loves…