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The Advantage of a Built-In Expat Community

The Advantage of a Built-In Expat Community

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October 19, 2018

One of the things my wife, Suzan Haskins, and I have come to value over the years that we’ve lived abroad are well-organized expat communities. We do know some expats who were determined to be pioneers and boldly go where no North Americans had gone before. But for us…and most other expats we know…there are undeniable advantages to having people around you in your chosen expat destination who have already blazed a trail, made the most common mistakes, and learned the ropes.

5 Tips to Travel the World on $70 a Day

5 Tips to Travel the World on $70 a Day

Life has been full of travel and adventure since my husband Duncan and I first realized that it was cheaper for us to travel the world than to sit on our couch back home. Just last year, our travels took us to Thailand, Spain, Sweden, France, Montenegro, Croatia, on a cruise from Spain to Panama, then onward to explore Mexico, Cuba, and Barbados...

Golf Course Living by the Beach…With No Property Taxes

Golf Course Living by the Beach…With No Property Taxes

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October 15, 2018

Robin Cavallaro Boersner and her husband, David, have traveled all over Central and South America…but they opted to retire in Panama. The former Bostonians had visited the country about nine times to visit family over the years and had always talked about moving to its warmer climate when retirement time came...

Buying a Boat in Panama Could Save You Money

Buying a Boat in Panama Could Save You Money

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October 2, 2018

After landing in Panama City, Mike traveled to Shelter Bay Marina—situated at the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal—to meet up with the owner and check out Escapade. Mike was thrilled with the vessel, so, after getting the green light from Ann, he bought it. The boat-buying process works about the same way as purchasing a house.