Meetings can be the bane of a writer’s existence. Or, they can actually help. I was privileged to experience the latter kind of meeting recently, just after our last International Living conference in Panama.
This week I’m in Panama once again, a place near and dear to my heart for many reasons. My wife and I lived there happily back in the middle of the last decade, and we loved all the things about Panama that every other expat loves…
Uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act has led Americans around the country to stock up on medications they fear they won’t be able to afford, should they lose their health insurance in a repeal of the ACA.
On a recent visit back to the U.S., I met some new friends at a party who wanted to know why my wife and I have been living outside the country for the past 15 years.
Moving abroad for any reason is a big decision…one that takes some thought and planning. Most people will never seriously consider moving out of their comfort zone in the first place, even if it becomes uncomfortable for some reason.
My wife and I went out to lunch the other day, which isn’t extraordinary in itself. We go out to lunch all the time. But the other day, lunch was extraordinary in several ways. First, this lunch was in Mexico in December.
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...
My wife, Suzan Haskins, and I were married in Costa Rica 14 years ago and have been back for business and pleasure almost every year since. We also lived in Panama in 2006 and, like Costa Rica, have returned nearly every year for International Living events, editorial trips, and vacations. So it is inevitable that...
Well, the 2016 U.S. presidential election is over. Now we can put the rancor and ill-will aside, let bygones be bygones, get behind our elected president, start cooperating, and all start pulling together for the common good. Right?
A lot of expats talk about how moving abroad has helped them stay healthier and happier. As it turns out, it seems that the combination of better weather, fresher food, less stressful lifestyle, and lower cost of living is generally good for you.