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A Part-Time European Retirement in Historic Italy

A Part-Time European Retirement in Historic Italy

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June 21, 2018

My wife, Jan, and I could be called experimental expats…an especially apt title for me, as I retired after a 35-year career in experimental science at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. I call us “experimental,” because we’ve taken the part-time approach to retirement: We take trips of up to 90 days at a time in Italy...

Top 10 Things to Do in Madrid

Top 10 Things to Do in Madrid

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

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...

Avoid the Crowds and Explore the World’s 5 Best Secret Beaches

Avoid the Crowds and Explore the World’s 5 Best Secret Beaches

A great beach can be one of the deciding factors when considering a move overseas. But, what constitutes a great beach is different for everybody. Some people are looking for quiet natural beauty, where the only sound is the breaking waves and the only other visitors are seagulls. Somewhere away from the crowded tourist spots Read more...: Avoid the Crowds and Explore the World’s 5 Best Secret Beaches