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The Expat Adventure: Entrepreneurs' Lessons Learned From Year One In the U.S.

PJ Bouten | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
PJ Bouten

For entrepreneurs preparing to venture into the U.S., here are valuable and unexpected lessons we learned in year one.

Moral Whiplash and Other Injuries

Julie Gray | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Julie Gray

I have whiplash from reading this article and that -- in support of Israel, condemning Israel, condemning Hamas, condemning Palestinians, condemning Israelis.

Travel Gear for the Wandering Expat

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For some of the more obsessive-compulsive among us, it has also become a point of honor to be able to pack for weeks or even months on the road in a matter of minutes...

5 Reasons Retiring Abroad Doesn't Always Work

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Moving abroad to a place with better weather, a lower cost of living, and decent health care sounds like a no-brainer. It's a wonderful option for anyone looking to improve their current lifestyle and spend less money to do it -- especially for retirees on a limited budget.

5 Intercultural Issues That Can Make Life Easy for Entrepreneurs, Expats and VCs

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

A few months ago I was asked by Alin Uhlmann, president of Tasuleasa Social, if I could help Romanian entrepreneurs learn how to present their ideas and accomplishments to international partners and investors. Inspired by my discussion with Mr. Uhlmann, I put together five essential issues that can be helpful in intercultural professional relationships.

UTILA, Isla de Bahia: The Authentic Island Experience Still Exists

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

This tiny island is not the Caribbean of the $16 piña colada or the orchestrated see-only-what-the-cruise-operators-want-you-to-see routes. There are...

14 Ways to Work While Traveling

Stephanie Be | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Congrats to all of the new grads! If you're looking to put your career on hold and TRAVEL before you dive into a committed occupation, here's list of ways to do it!

Sometimes You CAN Go Home Again

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

While visiting family recently in the U.S., we were reminded again that North American expats aren't the only ones who love living and retiring in Latin America. Latin Americans like it, too.

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Mo Seetubtim

Nothing can bring you closer to building an intimate relationship with yourself and getting to know yourself better than moving away from home and living in another city.

Savor the "Unsavory"

China Hands | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
China Hands

Unsavory Elements presents a feast for those who enjoy reading good stories. Editing what is first and foremost a travel book, Tom Carter presents 28 accounts written by individuals who possess decent credentials and superb storytelling abilities.

How To Discover Retirement Bliss In This Country South Of The Border

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Most people visiting Costa Rica fly into the capital, San José, site of the main international airport, but head out as soon as possible for Pacific or Caribbean coast beaches. And the majority of expats live on the coast or in more rural areas of the Central Valley.

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."

Where To Find The Best Pizza In Vietnam

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Courtney and H.J. Derr

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

Reluctant Hikers

Alison Chino | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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Confessions Of A Serial Retired Relocator

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.07.2014 | 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 04.21.2014 | 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

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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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

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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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.