Eleven reasons to be grateful for your expat paradise

    Everyone hopes to find their paradise someday, right? So do you ever wonder if all those folks who moved abroad to find theirs actually got what they were looking for? I mean, really. How is life abroad any different from North America? Seeing as how November’s the Month of Gratitude, I figured it would be […]

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    Why say good-bye? Exploring your reasons for moving abroad

    Guess what? The key to your “thriving” or “diving” overseas may just be in your motives. If you’ve been thinking about heading out to a new life overseas, you’re certainly in good company. And in light of this week’s astounding U.S. election results, I suspect many Americans young and old who’d already believed their beloved […]

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    Making the expat leap: Are you a free spirit or a Sherlock Holmes?

    One of the more popular resources on the overseas life – International Living- held one of its destination conferences in Quito, Ecuador recently. That means that yet another enthusiastic group of aspiring retirees signed on to look seriously into what it’s like to live overseas, and more importantly, whether this particular country could be a […]

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    Two gringos and a guinea pig

    Yes indeed, living abroad can definitely be an adventure. After five years in Ecuador though, you’d think that my husband and I would’ve already acclimated pretty completely to the cultural differences between here and the States. We thought we had — until about month ago. You may already know that in Ecuador, as well as […]

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    Riding the expat see-saw: Cons and pros

    You just know it — that new country you’ve got all picked out for your new expat life is going to be THE ONE. Heck, you’ve probably done so much research that you’re already visualizing yourself there; walking through the streets, chatting with the locals, trying out your new language. You may even have visited […]

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