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All the World Is a Stage: Will the UAE Play a Part?

Dayna Steele | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Dayna Steele

There was one instance where I knew I had come dangerously close to crossing an invisible line. I innocently asked a question of the assembled tourists and international workers known as expatriates, or expats. The chill I felt was stunning, and I immediately realized what I had done.

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.

3 Adventures Not to Be Missed in Belize

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Flying always makes me feel a bit like Indiana Jones heading off for adventure... And Belize is definitely one of my favorite countries for adventure.

How To Thrive Overseas In 'The Place Of Opportunity'

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Warren Ogden couldn't afford to set up his ideal business in the U.S. Yoga and fitness had been part of his life for years. He had studied it at Duke University in North Carolina -- and later in India, at the Agama Yoga centers in Rishikesh and Dharamshala. He completed his yoga teacher training at the Holistic Yoga School in Boulder, Colorado. So he decided to open it somewhere else.

How To Start A Business And Live The Good Life In Mexico

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

There are places in the world where artists seem to congregate and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico's colonial highlands is one of them. They began arriving here in the late 1940s thanks to the establishment of two art schools, Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes, which drew, in particular, former American soldiers who were funded to study abroad on the G.I. Bill.

An Insider's Guide To Shopping In Paris

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

You think being in Paris is a heady experience? Try shopping in Paris. Almost every street has some irresistible shop, boutique, or market brimming with objects or edibles that practically howl your name. Deciding where to focus your search -- and your dollars -- can be a challenge. To help you, here's a list of don't-miss stores and districts.

How To Earn A Living When You Move Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It may sound strange at first -- aren't most expats who move abroad retirees? Don't they have pensions and Social Security and savings to live on? Aren't their lives overseas already 'funded'?

How The Internet Has Changed The Expat Experience

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Every couple of weeks the thought strikes us... the Internet has changed everything, including the expat experience. It struck us again just last night as we were sitting at home watching the World Series.

The Best of Both Worlds: Expats Enjoy Great Weather Year-Round With Winters in Texas and Summers in Costa Rica

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 02.01.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Over the years Barry and Claudia Leon lived happily all over the States. They both had full and varied careers in psychology, college teaching, business, and biology. But after retiring to their 56-acre ranch in Texas, the couple decided they wanted to add another place to their long list of residences.

Why So Many Americans Are Retiring In Vietnam

Doris Gallan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

Viet Nam is just beginning to enter into the consciousness of Americans as a potential place to retire or pre-retire after decades of negative associations because of the war. Close to half a million Americans traveled to the South East Asian country in 2012 including thousands of war veterans.

The Trouble Down Below

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It's certainly still possible to find a place to eat overseas that will make you sick, but over the past dozen years of living in and traveling around Latin America, we've found that many of the stomach problems expats get come from two common sources that have nothing to do with poor food preparation or foul water.

Finding Your Place in the World

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Going abroad sometimes comes as a response to a personal shakeup: the end of a relationship, a financial loss, or the passing of a loved one. Getting out of Dodge, at least for a while, can provide the opportunity to gain a fresh perspective and explore your options.

Putting the 'Thanks' in Our Expat Thanksgiving

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

No matter who we are or where we come from or why we moved in the first place, there is something about Thanksgiving that--somehow, somewhere--brings us together. Even Canadians, Europeans, and locals.

Why Everyone Seems To Be Moving To This Gorgeous Retirement Spot

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Expats have settled all over Belize, but one spot is starting to earn lots of attention lately... Corozal, the northernmost of Belize's six districts.

Leaving Stress Behind In Search Of A Better Life South Of The Border

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Isabelle and Robert Shahverdians lived and breathed stress and chaos in Los Angeles. Their lives were filled with long work days and long commutes, all to pay for life in the fast lane.

What Are Expats Running From?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Let's face it, dumping your old life and taking off to live -- even part time -- in Ecuador or Belize or any other likely foreign haven is not what most folks do. They may dream about it. But actually doing it is not something most folks seriously consider. It isn't what most people would call "normal."

Retiring Overseas: It Takes a Village

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We now find life more convenient than it ever was back where we could get 10 brands of anything on the planet. Because we no longer need 10 brands of everything... we just need one, and we've become very used to it being within easy walking distance in excellent weather.

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.

Why The Affordable Care Act Makes Us Want To Stay Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When it comes to health care, we quite honestly don't know what to think. Or rather, we don't know what our health care strategy would be if we ever wanted to or had to go back to the U.S.

The Question Every Retiree Overseas Has To Ask

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Pizza is essentially comfort food. For many, if not most, U.S. citizens, it carries with it a lifetime of associations with happy times and full stomachs... parties and get togethers, congenial late-night work sessions, relaxing weekends watching sports, special evenings at that favorite little Italian restaurant with family and friends.

We Call it the Rashomon Effect

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

No matter what you read, no matter what you hear, no matter what you see on TV or YouTube, if you're making a decision as big as moving or retiring abroad, you HAVE to get your boots on the ground in the places you're most interested in and experience them for yourself.

The City That Has Captivated Us Like No Other

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

We are in love. There's no other way to put it. Yes, of course, we are in love with each other, and after living two years abroad without a home base, it's definitely been tested. But now my husband Tim and I have added a third party to what some call our two-person cult: Paris, France.

Are There Actually Too Many 'Gringos' Retiring Overseas?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

With more U.S. and Canadian citizens moving overseas to retire and retry their lives, it was probably inevitable that we'd hear more complaints from expats about... expats.

How To Open A Business And Create Your Dream Life In Nicaragua

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

When Jack Stewart graduated from culinary school in Toronto, he didn't anticipate living his dream life in the colonial city of León, Nicaragua.

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...