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Kathleen Peddicord

Exploring Poland's Culture Capital -- Krakow's Market Square

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Bookstores, universities, market squares, and cafés are four things that make a city worth spending time in. In Krakow last week we happened upon the building that housed the world's first bookshop, opened in 1610 and still operating as a bookstore today.

The Czech City Of Prague Is Full Of Character And Quirks

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If I were to choose one word to describe Paris, it would be romantic. If I were to choose one word to describe Prague, a city often compared to Paris, it would be cynical ... in a good way.

A Breakdown Of Costs For Those Who Want To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Could you afford to retire how you want wherever you want? The opportunity for you to do just that could be greater than you might imagine.

Everything You Need To Retire Or Invest In This Beautiful Caribbean Nation

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For me, it was love at first sight. From the first morning I arrived in Belize, nearly 30 years ago, climbed down from the plane onto the runway, threw my backpack over my shoulder, pulled on my sunglasses, and walked across the tarmac in the direction of the one-room Belize City airport, I was smitten.

Why An Attorney Is So Important When Buying Property Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The rules to do with buying a piece of real estate change when you leave the developed world and enter the emerging one. No, that's not right. It's not that the rules change. It's that, in the undeveloped world, there are no rules.

11 Things To Know Before You Rent Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.09.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When trying a place on for size, to determine whether it might be the overseas retirement haven with your name on it, we say: Rent before you buy. Maybe rent, period.

The Best Way To Shop For -- And Ultimately Find -- Property Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.01.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Google is generally recognized today as the answer to every question, but there are exceptions to that Internet Age fundamental and one of them has to do with shopping for real estate overseas.

This Paradise May Be The Best Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I wasn't in Chelsea when I awoke this morning but Lisbon. My brain's so foggy with jet-lag, though, that, when I opened my eyes, I wasn't sure at first where I was.

Here's Why The Panama Canal Expansion Has Everyone Excited

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you're wondering where the cash comes from to fund the seemingly boundless public works projects in the works here in Panama, look no further than the sliver of water that bisects the isthmus just west of Panama City ... the Panama Canal.

Why I Feel More American Living Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

'Do I feel more or less American living overseas?' I get this question a lot. I've been living outside the States for 18 years, and, to answer the question I'm so often asked, I've never felt more American than I do today.

The Most Magical Expat Escape In All Of Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.11.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

"Something about the Algarve just draws you back... and, every time you return, you find a new little village or you discover a new beach you didn't know. This place is magical that way."

Look What These Mad Men Have Done In Costa Rica

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Costa Rica is perhaps the most recognized option for Americans thinking about retiring or investing in a second home overseas. This is no accident. ...

How To Calculate The Real Cost Of Living Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.05.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Apples to apples. That's the principle to keep in mind when comparing costs, both for living and for buying real estate overseas.

How To Retire In The Dominican Republic

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

It's the oldest European city in the Americas and the capital of Spain's first colony in this part of the world. Founded by Christopher Columbus' brother Bartholomew, colonial Santo Domingo might best be described as dignified. It feels more genteel than the cities built in other of Spain's colonies in the decades to follow.

10 Reasons To Live, Retire, And Invest In Belize

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Belize is a little country with a population of fewer than 350,000 people, most all of whom speak English. Part Caribbean, part Central American, it's mostly wide-open spaces with a long coast and a sprinkling of small islands just offshore fringed by white sand and swaying palms.

Why You Can't Afford NOT To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You're thinking there's no way you could afford to retire overseas. This is probably the most-often-given reason for why someone who's interested in the idea of launching a new life in a new country hesitates or even abandons the idea altogether. And it's the least valid.

The South American City I Couldn't Help But Fall In Love With

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The Euro-undertones are strong in Medellín, from the way the women dress to the way people greet you in passing on the street. Wandering around Medellín is more reminiscent of walking around Paris than almost any other city in the Americas.

The Best Place In The World To Live Or Retire That Nobody's Talking About

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The sunny coastal region of Algarve, home to more than 100,000 resident expat retirees, is the best place in the world to live or retire that nobody's talking about.

The Best Place For Single Women Wanting To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.13.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

It's easier to adapt to a new life overseas when you move with a spouse or partner. You can laugh (or cry) together at the inevitable trying times that arise. It's more of a challenge to move abroad on your own, and it can be even more intimidating for single women than it is for single men.

Why Barcelona May Be The Best Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.06.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Seventeen years ago I flew into sunny, cosmopolitan Barcelona, thinking what a great place this would be to live but not for a minute at the time believing that would ever be possible. Back in 1998, what struck me most about this city was its great vibe and energy, which continue today.

17 Southeast Asia Travel Tips

The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty
The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas

A friend of ours is making his first trip to Southeast Asia this year. He will be visiting Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. He's lived in Mexico for s...

The Key To A Happy Retired Life Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.29.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Is retiring overseas really for you? I'd say the very fact that you're even considering the notion of retiring to another country gives you part of the answer to that question. Because considering the idea means you possess one of the two qualities you need to make a big success of this: open-mindedness.

Negotiating A Property Purchase In A Developing Market

The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas

A friend told me over dinner recently about a property purchase he tried to make in Mendoza, Argentina. He likes the city, but he travels a lot and ha...

5 Must-See Islands In Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.16.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Panama has more than 1,400 islands, and, just like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. The "perfect" Panamanian island for you depends on what you're looking for. Here are a few recommendations.

How To Customize The Retire Overseas Plan That's Right For You

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

This doesn't have to be all or nothing. You could 'retire overseas' and still spend part or even lots of your time back home. I make the point in case it hadn't occurred to you already.