Archive for ‘expat advice’
Now the time of year has come when the sunny days of taking it easy or doing your favorite outdoor activities has ended, and the dreaded door of the fall/winter season has been shut, keeping you inside your climatic cell. Every prisoner has thought of escape, even if the escape will only be temporary… If […]
Here are 5 expat hotspots in Thailand, each with its distinct personality. Thailand does indeed have something for everyone, which probably explains its surge in expat popularity over the years. Get to know some of the most popular cities here: Bangkok Otherwise known as Krungthep to the locals (City of Angels), it’s an interesting oddity […]
Many expat wannabes visit a place for just a few days before deciding if it is for them. Longer (and multiple) visits are the key to really getting a better feel for a place.
Here are a few tips when applying for residency or a passport in Chile that can go a long way in helping you to be better received by the officials and locals.
It is almost unbelievable the things that can change in one short year. The day still resonates in my mind. An international inspiration coach and consultant, Kathleen, came to my small district in Michigan to present on co-teaching and differentiated instruction. Her presentation was truly remarkable. I felt invigorated and a sense of empowerment! I […]
Moving abroad, particularly when the destination is a long way from home, can be a daunting prospect. It can also be a way for families to achieve their dream of an inspiring new lifestyle set in a different culture. For Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs and her husband Michael Hobbs, Italy’s Le Marche region represented everything they were […]
It was almost midnight, and San Miguel de Allende expat Alice Kimsey was watering plants in the courtyard of her 300-year-old home. She yanked on the hose and dislodged a heavy pot from its third-floor perch. Instinctively, she raised her hand to protect her face. That may have saved her life. Still, the pot broke […]
A couple weeks ago I got an angry email from a new online friend who currently resides in Turkey. He had figured out that I had moved my children to Guatemala from the USA six weeks ago. “You are ruining your children’s lives! How dare you! You are robbing them of their future!” Used to […]
The Importance of Being Observant: How I Avoided Offending The Locals at a Traditional Chinese FuneralRichard Deason - (1)
It happened 10 years ago at night in China. Another late shift had come to an end and it was time to go home. As I stepped out of the taxi, I was greeted with the most unusual music I had ever heard in my life. As if gripped by some unseen force, I was […]
The current financial outlook or even personal convenience are both legitimate reasons to look into diversifying your assets into an offshore account. Offshore accounts are a hot topic these days. The IRS and treasury officials worldwide are on the hunt for untaxed revenue streams. While it is not illegal for a U.S. taxpayer to have […]
In May of 2013, EFAM published a popular article on getting a second citizenship, http://www.escapefromamerica.com/2013/05/why-would-an-american-even-consider-a-second-citizenship/. We received much interest from our readers for more info on second passports, so this month we decided to offer more detailed resources on how to obtain one, and some specific requirements of some of the easiest countries to work […]
“How much less expensive is it to live in Mexico?” That is the most common question I receive from friends, family, and TDV readers. And, it is a question that is impossible to answer in the abstract. Some capital goods made in the United States and China are actually more expensive here in Mexico. But […]
Please describe yourself and your current situation I’m 30 years old, from Seattle, and have been living in Buenos Aires since December 2010. I left the states in October 2010 with the goal to travel the world (indefinitely) and work online. I’ve been fortunate to travel to numerous parts of Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and […]
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently decided to condemn Italy, requiring it to modify the law regarding limitations on pre-implantation diagnosis (genetic testing of embryos prior to implantation) for those fertile couples who are carriers of genetic diseases. European judges have ruled that a ban preventing an Italian couple from screening embryos […]
The major three reasons our clients choose a Dominican citizenship to acquire their second passport: Safety, cost and quick turnaround…
While many expats put a lot of thought into how to set up their financial situation abroad, many overlook global health insurance…
A few days ago, Stephen Hilgart packed up his apartment and became a perpetual traveler. These are his first thoughts…
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Thousands of people are leaving the shores of the UK every year in search of a better life…
Your current health insurance may not cover you for particular situations that may come up abroad…