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Why I Turned Down 2 Full-Time Job Offers Out of College to Freelance and Travel

Hailley Griffis | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Hailley Griffis

I decided to go and take what I want from the world, rather than take what the world was throwing at me.

When Home Is Everywhere

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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.

Home. Where's That?

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

I may miss out on having an easy answer when someone asks me where I'm from, but I feel blessed to have enough places that fill me with happiness to make me struggle with the question.

'Sorry, I Don't Do Asians': The Dangers of Racial Discrimination in Dating

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Like so many men with the no-Asians dating and hooking-up policies, Nolan hid behind the old "That's just my preference" excuse. He compared his not being attracted to Asians to his preferring men over women. I let that one slide because it was such a ridiculous argument.

Sponsors, Mentors and Women Expats' Success

Yelena Parker | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Yelena Parker

Sponsors are critical for international moves. We need people who are personally invested in us, want to see us succeed and can use their position power to remove the final barriers. We also need mentors, people who we can trust and want to learn from.

The 4 Things To Consider Before Retiring Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

First there is the dream. A crazy notion that continues to pop into your head. What would it be like to live abroad? After the dream, the plan begins. And like most good plans, it's all in the details. Here are what I consider the Final Four.

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Norm Schriever

First off, there is a HUGE difference between being on vacation and living abroad. That image you have of sitting around on a beach chair all day with a coconut drink in your hand at a luxurious resort?

How To Know Whether You're Ready To Retire Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Moving to a foreign country is a lot like raising children. It's harder than you think it's going to be, and better than you can imagine!

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...

Your Life in a Backpack

Norm Schriever | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months, or even a year, into one backpack.

Why We Moved to Vilcabamba, Ecuador

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

When we get up in the morning, the day is ours. Don't change your lifestyle to suit someplace else; find a place that fits the lifestyle you truly want.

Getting a Foreign Resident Visa Doesn't Mean Giving Up Your Citizenship

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Residency and citizenship are not the same thing. This is one of the most common causes of confusion we've found among future expats.

My Most Memorable Days as an Expat in Uruguay

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

More than once I thought, This scene would be perfect for a Norman Rockwell print. I felt like I had gone back in time to a rural American experience, where life was simpler and perhaps more innocent.

'Our Friends Didn't Understand Why We Wanted to Move Overseas'

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I couldn't be 100% certain, but I think my mother was in tears when I called to tell her that we were moving to Costa Rica. Most of our friends didn't believe us when we told them. Others just couldn't understand why anyone would want to live outside the United States.

5 Easy Ways To Fund A Comfortable Lifestyle Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There are many ways to make a living overseas. You can start your own business, buy an existing business, become a real estate investor, do online trading, teach yoga, pet sit... the sky is the limit. And where there's a will, there's a way. We've done it, and you can do it, too...

What Would Happen If EVERYBODY Were an Expat?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There is a radical difference between spending a relaxing week or two in the spot of your dreams and being there long enough to miss the Wednesday night league at the Royal Lanes or Friday evening happy hour at Sarge's Lounge.

Does Fulfilling Your Dreams Make You Channel Lucy Ricardo?

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

In Jennifer Criswell's At Least You're In Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life, she describes her first year as an expat in the small town of Montepulciano.

The Dangers of Patriotism in Serbia

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Deborah Schoeberlein

Hotel lobbies are strange places, and the canned music they play can be even stranger. But, sometimes, the juxtaposition of place, time and melody combines and hits a target deep inside the heart triggering explosive thoughts.

Why Part-time Living Overseas May Make Sense for You

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Think you might like to try out the expat life? But not sure where to start... and maybe not ready to give up everything you have going on in your life right now?

Coping With Reverse Culture Shock

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

In a few short days, droves of people busting at the seams (mostly from a few too many sugar cookies) will be trying to shift and shimmy into airline seats fit for a 10-year-old child. Singles, couples and families will jet across this vast country for joyous holiday feasts and festivities. But mixed in amongst these "home for the holiday" travelers is a completely different breed of traveler: the expat.

Catherine New

New IRS Rules Convince Some Americans To Ditch Passports

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.09.2012 | Money

In 2005, Richard Morrison made a major life change. He moved from the sunny climate of San Diego to the chillier environs of London. It was a good mov...

Growing Your Own Coffee? Choose The Best Plants For Your Region

Kim and Barry Hovland | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
Kim and Barry Hovland

The terrain here in Costa Rica varies sometimes from footstep to footstep. When we decided on growing coffee, we set out to find a coffee plant that would meet our unique requirements.

Why Roatan Is Perfect For Retirees

Islands | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Islands

You may think that lazing over the reef and drying off on a hammock was the dream that turned so many travelers into retired expats.

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.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Learns To Express Herself

Katie Beck | Posted 11.05.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

I also received some very confused looks from the women at the home furnishing shop when I accidentally asked them if "they go measuring cups?"