Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Vietnam During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Vietnam During Lockdown?

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March 27, 2020

Vietnam, along with several other Asian countries, had already gained valuable experience from dealing with the 2003 SARS epidemic. When COVID-19 came here, the government had a plan in place almost immediately. Within a week of the first COVID-19 case, Vietnam began building quarantine facilities and hospitals...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in France During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in France During Lockdown?

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March 26, 2020

Things in France are very quiet at the moment. We’ve had several “executive orders” which started with a strong recommendation to stay at home and a closure of all schools and universities, and ended with all non-essential businesses being closed and strict regulations on when you can leave your home...

Expat Diary: What Is Life Like In Portugal During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What Is Life Like In Portugal During Lockdown?

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March 25, 2020

Commonly known as Coronavirus, here in Portugal the number of those who have contracted it is in flux. With the possibility of community transmission and limited testing—we don’t know quite where we stand. What we do know is what the government has done so far and how people are responding...

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

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March 25, 2020

If you’re planning your first trip to Belize it can be hard to decide what to do, given there are so many choices. Here’s a list of the top 10 activities to consider when planning your trip: 1. Visit a Mayan Ruin. Remnants of the amazing Mayan civilization have been found throughout Belize. After all, Belize was the center of the Mundo Maya. It’s a special treat to explore one of the unique ruins and step back in time. In the Cayo you have a choice of touring Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, or Caracol. If in Corozal, check out Santa Rita or Cerros. Even if you stay on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker you can take a boat trip and tour of Lamanai or Altun Ha.

New Economy Reshaping How Retirees (and others) Earn

New Economy Reshaping How Retirees (and others) Earn

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March 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the way people earn—and is likely to have lasting structural effects not only on the way businesses function, but on the way people retire, as well. Earning remotely—already a good option for retirees eager to shore up their nest eggs—is likely to become the norm, ushering in a sea change in...

5 Top Spots to Start Your Digital Nomad Journey

5 Top Spots to Start Your Digital Nomad Journey

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March 22, 2020

Whether you’re thinking about remote working or creating a freelance income, or you already have one, there is a world of options available to you. To help you narrow in on a destination, and give you a taste of what the untethered life is all about, we’ve compiled our top five destination recommendations for boomer digital nomads...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Mexico During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Mexico During Lockdown?

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March 20, 2020

Here in Mexico confirmed cases of COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus are growing but have so far been low. With that backdrop, what’s it like to be in Mexico right now? Restaurants are closing or open for delivery or carry out only. Government offices are limiting open hours and sending older employees home. Events are being rescheduled or canceled...

Five Places to Live in Belize; Two to Avoid

Five Places to Live in Belize; Two to Avoid

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March 13, 2020

The English-speaking country of Belize has a lot going for it. For a tiny country, it packs a big wallop when it comes to charm and scenery. For the would-be expat—especially if you're looking for real value—there are many areas deserving of your attention. Places where you can live the laidback, Caribbean lifestyle of your dreams.