Is Expat Living for Me? (Part 6: Language)

After taking a break from our series "Is Expat Living for Me?" for some special holiday posts, we return to this important question. One important factor in making your overseas life experience successful and enjoyable will be the ease with which you can communicate in your new country.  Of course, there are countries where you… Continue reading Is Expat Living for Me? (Part 6: Language)

Here Comes 2018

As I write, the New Year of 2018 is about 11 hours away (in my time zone).  My mind goes back to several New Years Dayscelebrated as expats in years past.  Since it is only 6 degrees Farenheit outside today, the one that is really dominating my memory is the New Years we spent on… Continue reading Here Comes 2018

Ugly Expats

I ran across this excellent article by Rick Steves on not being an Ugly American tourist.  The ideas, of course, apply to someone from any country traveling or living abroad.   Within its paragraphs is some really good advice for expats, whether full-time or part-time. His insights can help us avoid being #uglyexpats. Here are some… Continue reading Ugly Expats

#Expat Christmas

Our family has always had our Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve.  As I sat last night, with our five grandchildren, along with our two children and their spouses/fiances, I couldn’t help remember those 14 years when we spent Christmas outside our home country.  The circle of folks around the trees those years was usually very… Continue reading #Expat Christmas

Video #5: Why People Choose to Live Overseas Part-Time: Split Personality!

There are many reasons why people living overseas part-time.  One is that they have a "split personality."  I am one of those.  In this video I share some of my split personality characteristics as it relates to living overseas.  Maybe you have some, too. Check out the video below. If you enjoy it, please hit… Continue reading Video #5: Why People Choose to Live Overseas Part-Time: Split Personality!

Meet Josh: A Young, Part-Time Expat

Josh reminded me that #livingoverseasparttime is for all ages. We met by chance at a popular local bakery that we quickly found was loved by both of us. Josh is about 19-20.  He is here on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica because he loves #surfing and beach life.  He goes back and forth… Continue reading Meet Josh: A Young, Part-Time Expat

Video #4 Is Here! Why People Choose the Part-Time Expat Lifestyle (Health)

Click to watch my latest video about the issues of health and how they play into people's decisions to live overseas part-time.  Enjoy! Why not visit my youtube channel and subscribe?  Click here to visit my channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyLVJUJXN1k .  You can view my other videos there also. If you enjoy this video here please hit… Continue reading Video #4 Is Here! Why People Choose the Part-Time Expat Lifestyle (Health)

Is Expat Living for Me? (Part 5: Final Financial Questions)

In this series, we’ve been looking at questions to ask as you assess the possibilities of embarking upon the part-time expat lifestyle.  This is the third installment regarding financial questions.  We are taking the time to think through this aspect of the decision because your financial base is one of the crucial pillars for a… Continue reading Is Expat Living for Me? (Part 5: Final Financial Questions)

Is Expat Living for Me? (Part 4: Financial Questions Continued)

In our last post in this series, we looked at important initial financial questions when thinking about moving overseas part-time.   Here we will look at some additional financial questions in an effort to bring increasing clarity.  And, remember, if an answer emerges that seems to put a damper on the idea, don’t let that discourage… Continue reading Is Expat Living for Me? (Part 4: Financial Questions Continued)

Interview with Marjorie and Don: Part-Time Expats Living the Life Now

We are taking a short break from our series "Is Part-Time Expat Living for Me?" with this interview with a couple living the part-time expat lifestyle in Jaco, Costa Rica. There are people all over the world living the life of the part-time expat.  Hearing their stories and situations is often helpful when you are… Continue reading Interview with Marjorie and Don: Part-Time Expats Living the Life Now