3 Strategies to “Vacation” for $2,500 a Month on Our Roving Retirement

3 Strategies to “Vacation” for $2,500 a Month on Our Roving Retirement

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June 20, 2018

Eighteen months ago, my husband, Don, and I pulled the trigger on our roving retirement with great enthusiasm. We were off to experience the world! Our goal was to go beyond the tourist attractions and really get to know the local culture and customs of the places we visited. With a budget of $2,500 per month...

Top 10 Things to Do in Madrid

Top 10 Things to Do in Madrid

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June 19, 2018

Residents of Madrid call themselves “gatos,” Spanish for “cats,” perhaps because they nap in the afternoon and prowl the streets at night. Dinner is never served before 9 p.m. and is often enjoyed at midnight. Conversation, drinking, and dancing continue into the wee hours. If you’re early to bed, you will miss the vibrant spirit of this sophisticated city.

The Expat’s Guide to Meeting People and Making Connections

The Expat’s Guide to Meeting People and Making Connections

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June 19, 2018

Expats are a fortunate breed. Unlike back in the U.S., where making friends is often very difficult in adult life, people who live abroad have a built-in group of potential friends in their new country. It’s like being in seventh grade again, surrounded by classmates, or at camp. You won’t be drawn to everyone, of course...

Consider This One Overlooked Health Factor When Moving Overseas

Consider This One Overlooked Health Factor When Moving Overseas

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June 19, 2018

Are you a big-city person? If you’re an expat moving abroad with an unusual, chronic, or potentially serious health issue, you may want to be a big-city person. The U.S. hasn’t had the best healthcare system in the world for quite some time. By many measures, it doesn’t even...