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The Top 7 Overseas Health Care Havens

Health care is a primary concern for anyone moving overseas and, the good news is, in some places around the world, comprehensive health insurance can be had for US$100 per month.     In some countries, the cost of medical care can be so low that it makes more sense to pay for it as you need…
Paris, France to the left and Panama City, Panama to the right

Europe Versus Latin America: Where Should You Retire?

Latin America Versus Europe—How To Know Where To Go We’re gearing up for our Live And Invest In Panama Conference, and it’s got me a little homesick for my one-time home. Frankly, it’s easy to miss Panama when you’re in the depths of a Northern

Milan, Italy

The Best Places To Live Without A Car

Ditch Your Car—And Your Second Biggest Expense—When You Move Overseas When I visited relatives back in the States over the summer, we had a lot of the same conversations expats are likely familiar with… Answering friends’ and relatives’ questions about

Pedestrians walk along Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona with colorful sky at sunrise

Would I Change Paris For Life In Barcelona?

The Most Modern Historic City On The Med Barcelona has done a lot of growing up in the last 30 years… the changes in the last 15 alone are clear after just a few hours in the city. I was last here in 2007, and back then you couldn’t eat dinner before 9 p.m. If…

The Eifel Tower in Paris to the left and Guell Park in Barcelona to the right

Paris Vs. Barcelona: Finding Your Retirement Haven

Barcelona Versus Paris: Europe’s Top Two Cities Compared This time next week, I’ll be off to Barcelona for the first time in nearly 10 years… My husband and I toured Spain together in 2007, long before we were married, and Barcelona was the highlight for me (I can’t wait to see how much progress has…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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