Lessons Learned From The Pandemic: You Really Can Live Better For Less Overseas

Lessons Learned From The Pandemic: You Really Can Live Better For Less Overseas

It took a global pandemic to prove something to me...something I already knew but for which I now have verifiable proof. And that’s this: Life truly is richer and more affordable overseas. You see, in February of 2020 I was fortunate enough to be whiling away some very pleasant time in both Panama City, Panama and Mexico...

The Reluctant Spouse: What to Do When Your Partner Doesn’t Want to Move Overseas

The Reluctant Spouse: What to Do When Your Partner Doesn’t Want to Move Overseas

We first met Laura and Joel (not their real names) a decade ago on the shores of Mexico’s Lake Chapala, where they were vacationing. He was retired and she was happily working as a network television sales executive. He wanted her to quit her job and move to Mexico with him and she was having none of it.

My Top 10 Insider Tips For Moving Overseas

My Top 10 Insider Tips For Moving Overseas

I’m often asked what advice I would give to would-be expats as well as to “already are” expats, so I created this “Top 10” list. This really is a favorite subject of mine and I have much advice to give (just ask my husband!), so let’s get started with these 10 “tip of the iceberg” tips: Examine your motives. Make sure you’re contemplating a move overseas for the right reasons. As the saying goes, “Take your luggage but leave your baggage behind.” You might want to escape a bad marriage, debts, or the toxic political and economic environment of home. And that’s okay. But don’t just run from, but to something. Make this about finding adventure and an overall better lifestyle and that’s exactly what you’ll do.