The Number One Thing You Need To Do Before You Move Overseas

Quick question—would you put as much research into buying a new guitar as you would into moving overseas? I’m thinking about this today for two reasons. First, I’m thinking about adding a new guitar to my collection. (If you’re not a guitar lover, substitute something equally tempting to you personally… a new fly fishing rig, Read more...

Would You Move Overseas for a Better Life?

On a recent visit back home I met some new friends at a party who wanted to know why my wife Suzan and I have been living outside the country for the past 16 years. I often get asked this question and, after answering it so many times over the years, I’ve developed a fairly concise answer—and it’s this… “If you could move somewhere tomorrow with year-round warm weather...

Happiness Overseas is Three Bags, a Guitar And One Wife

I’m closing in on what for me is an important goal…a three-bag lifestyle. My wife Suzan and I are writers, which means we can work from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection. And for the past 15 years we’ve been doing just that…we’ve lived in seven communities in four different countries while writing for International Living about the places expats choose to live and the lives those expats lead.

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