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Entries by Kathleen Peddicord from 05/2013

Black Markets And Visa Runs: A Retire Overseas Vocabulary Lesson

| Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty

If you enjoy reading stories about the sea and sailing ships, you understand that, to do that, you need a special vocabulary. Read Joseph Conrad tales, for example, and you need to know that petty, poop, port and prop have specific meanings quite apart from what they might conjure up in another context. Similarly, when you move overseas you may need some new vocabulary.

Panama City Or Medellin? How To Know Which One Might Be For You

| Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty

I'd name Panama City, Panama, and Medellin, Colombia, as two of the best places in the world to think about retiring right now. At the same time, these two cities couldn't be more different from each other. You might even call them the retirement haven yin and yang of each other.

What If The Developing World Isn't For You? Why Lucy And Her Family Chose To Relocate To The Other South Of France

| Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty

Lucy Culpepper's children were ages 6 and 9 when she and her husband decided to take them on a yearlong scouting trip.

Five Steps From "What If" To "Si!"

| Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

Neither Nancy nor Mike spoke Spanish when they made their decision to relocate to Medellin. But the couple ignored the stereotypes and tackled the practical hurdles with determination.

Not Everyone Will Understand (And That's OK)

| Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty

Chances are very good that your friends and family aren't going to understand. When you tell them you're thinking about moving to a new country for your retirement, their responses will likely range from bemusement to shock and horror. They'll think you've lost your grounding and are over-indulging in fantasy... or, worse, that you've flat out lost your mind.