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Trailing Spouse vs. Accompanying Spouse: Semantics or Principle?

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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."

Where To Find The Best Pizza In Vietnam

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Courtney and H.J. Derr

Turns out, there are lots of valid reasons to eat pizza in Vietnam.

Reluctant Hikers

Alison Chino | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

My husband and I love to be outside. You do not have to ask us more than once to trade a day on the trail for a day on the couch. I believe my kids love the outdoors too, but it seems like they have to be reminded of how much they love it.

When Not Knowing the Month Is a Good Thing

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Instead of scurrying about in the Fall to prepare for the onslaught of Old Man Winter, we open a bottle of wine and sit on the terrace until it passes. Sometimes we even share a big bowl of strawberries and cream.

Popular Expat Haven in Panama | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty


Confessions Of A Serial Retired Relocator

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was a good plan. And like all good plans, the Universe laughed while we made it.

Repatriation: A Dirty Word?

Simone Heng | Posted 02.19.2014 | Media
Simone Heng

Returning to my hometown of Perth, Western Australia, seemed like a death sentence. I yearned for excitement and a faster pace of life to fulfill my dreams of becoming a TV and radio host.

Top 5 Places To Retire Overseas And Enjoy A Great Climate | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty


What Good Is a Global Retirement Index?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Deciding to change your entire life and relocate somewhere with a different culture, economy, government and probably a different language altogether isn't the kind of thing you do by picking a country off a menu.

It Gets Better - No Really It Does

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce
Amelia Shroyer

One of the most cliché things people say when something bad happens is, "you're going to come out of this even stronger." How can something so tru...

The Country Named The World's Best Place To Retire | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty


Escaping the Big Freeze

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For U.S. Midwesterners like us, traveling back to the old country for the holiday season is one of the greatest joys of being an expat. We get all the family, friends, and food we can handle. Then we can go back to sunshine and blue skies and leave the deep-freeze of January and February behind.

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?

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 4 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Even though Boquete would thus far be my top retirement pick in Panama, I am not sure I can wholeheartedly recommend nor endorse this town based on my brief experience.

Go Far East, Young Man: Americans Abroad

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Andrew Lam

East Asia beckons. And young and now not-so-young Americans are responding (along with Australians, British and countless other Europeans). Ironically, emigration out of the United States remains a little noted phenomenon -- no federal agency has a mandate to count emigrants.

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? El Valle and Pedasi, Part 2 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Pedasi was pleasant enough with a small colonial core and outlining wild rocky beaches strewn with driftwood. However, as we were uninterested after a brief visit, we wondered what retirees would do with their spare time.

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Life is lived for the moment. On those rare special days when there is less work to be done, they turn the music up (loudly) and share that priceless commodity called time with friends and family.

The New Year's Tradition We Should Adopt From Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It's a widespread tradition in much of the world and one worth adopting no matter where you live.

Why New Year's Resolutions Are Hard for Expats

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If they're like us and they make New Year's resolutions at all, they make the usual fall-back types...the kinds of resolutions that, if you don't accomplish them, won't seriously damage your self-esteem.

Why Your 'Mighty Important Stuff' Might Have to Wait This Holiday Season

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The U.S. hierarchy of life's important things is often topped by Work, with Family and Community taking second and third places. In much of Latin America, however, Family is firmly at the top, followed by Community. Work takes a distant third place.

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 | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty

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' | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty

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 | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

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.