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The 10 Best Countries To Live Abroad

Malte Zeeck | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.

5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July as an American Living Abroad

Victoria Borisch | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Victoria Borisch

I can guarantee that your neighbors will not appreciate you running up and down the streets chanting "USA, USA, USA". So how do we celebrate the 4th of July abroad without being "that obnoxious American"?

Crossing Continents: How to Move a Marriage

Donna Gorman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Weddings
Donna Gorman

"Never take a damaged marriage overseas," they told me at the spouse orientation the year my husband joined the Diplomatic Security Service. Diplomatic Security, or DSS, is a little-known branch of the State Department that is responsible, as the name suggests, for keeping diplomats and other Americans safe overseas.

Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year

Malte Zeeck | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Do you feel that your summer vacation is always too short? Are you sick of the rainy weather at home or are you just bored with your everyday routine? If so, why not consider moving abroad?

Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

Thrillist | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel

In an effort to help aspiring -- and possibly anxious -- globetrotters, we chatted with a bunch of expats around the world to find out exactly what they wish they'd known before making the big move.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Around the World, America's Taxman Cometh by way of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Looking in the proverbial eyes of my cyber American overseas friends, it is easy to empathize with the difficulty of their new, broad range of tax obligations, reporting, banking, expenses, and gut-wrenching decisions.

American Expatriates Should Come Home For The Holidays

Fred Lundgren | Posted 02.23.2015 | Travel
Fred Lundgren

So come on home to America where you can rant and rave all you want and help us change things for the better. Come home. We miss you and America needs your energy, your hands on knowledge of the world and your leadership.

When Home Is Everywhere

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Jessica Rosenberg

I grew up in a different world. A world filled with French bread and yummy cheese; with snacks made of bread, butter and chocolate; with classy children's clothes and outdoor markets. I grew up in France, and for the first seven years of my life, that was the only world I knew.

Is Living Abroad Really All It's Cracked up to Be?

Julie Gray | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Julie Gray

Nothing shakes up your life like moving thousands of miles away from everyone you know and everything your life was about. It's a serious control-alt-delete move. But is it really all that great?

Expatriate Tax Sense or Broad-Brush Overreach: The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

In an attempt to close a gap that foreign investors could use for tax avoidance in the proverbial Swiss bank, we now have a worldwide system of taxation enforcement trailing to the IRS.

Trailing Spouse vs. Accompanying Spouse: Semantics or Principle?

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

As long as expat homemakers are treated as nothing more than "extra baggage" in an international relocation, I will continue to refer to these unsung heroes as "trailing spouses."

Why So Many Moms Trade In Corporate Jobs for a Life as a Trailing Spouse

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

Giving up a career to become a stay-at-home mom is difficult enough for someone who stays in the same city or country, but for the woman who moves abroad, the challenges are ten-fold. So why would a highly-educated, professional woman give up her career and financial independence to follow her spouse into an unknown future?

Dual-Career Challenges for the Expat Family: Why Expat Employers Should Be Concerned

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 02.10.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

Most people believe that an international assignment with a multinational footing the bill is highly sought-after amongst corporate executives. However, this is far from the truth.

Trailing Spouses: The Unsung Heroes of an International Relocation

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

They are the ones who deal with all of the nitty-gritty of an international move, of finding and furnishing a new home, of making sure children are adapting to new schools and making new friends, of planning and organizing a new social life for the entire family. The list is unending.

LOOK: The Best Countries For Expats

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

If you're sick of your home country and are yearning for a change, you might want to consider settling in Asia for the next chapter of your life. A...

Americans In London: The Expat Experience On Travel With Kate (WATCH)

Posted 10.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live abroad? My niece, travel journalist Kate Thomas, traveled to London and spoke with members of the...

City on a Hill: An Expat Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

Boston sends its graduates off steeped in a history of tenacious optimism particularly helpful in countering potentially dispiriting facts.

A (Possibly) Significant Development In Muslim-Christian Relations

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

In July of 2012, the Islamic Society of North America convened a small multilateral forum of scholars in Mauritania to discuss challenges faced by religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities around the world.

The Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expatriates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Thinking about wrapping up the U.S. portion of your life and bouncing to Japan? First consider asking for a raise. That's because a huge number of ...

An American's Search For London's 'Personal Bubble'

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

You're having 'one of those days'. Soaking wet from a windy rain. You have an asthma attack whilst chasing a bus. Its doors close in your face, the driver grins wickedly and peels out.

Why You Should Tip the Foreign Delivery Guy

Morgan Rotondi | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Morgan Rotondi

We've all been there. You're hungry, maybe you're ordering delivery, or maybe you're going to that place down the street. You place your order. Then, all of a sudden, there's something standing between you and satisfaction... a language barrier.

OMG, How HOT Is the POTUS??

Trish Mitchell | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Trish Mitchell

Now that grown men have regained a regular heartbeat, women have stopped fainting and children screaming, we can calmly consider the recent fleeting visit to Australia of superhero-rockstar President Barack Obama.

Police Bust China-Angola Prostitution Ring

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

Angolan and Chinese police jointly broke up a criminal ring that abducted Chinese women and forced them into a life of prostitution, according to a re...

The Love Affair With Place

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 08.20.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

Your knees buckle, you feel off-center, yet filled with joy. A sense of the "anything is possible" comes over you. You're not yourself; nor do you want to be. You're in love.