Are you interested in living part-time in another country? Have you ever wondered what that might be like? Have you secretly dreamed of living somewhere different or exotic? I am excited to announce the publication of my new book, Straddling Two Worlds. Within its pages, you will meet twenty different individuals or couples who straddle… Continue reading
Like many around the world, we are still on lockdown here in Costa Rica. Our borders are closed at least until May 16th. Today I'd like address some some questions that have come up as we've experienced this global pandemic as part-time expats in Costa Rica. Question 1: Aren't you afraid of being out of… Continue reading Lockdown 2: Questions and Answers
I've been wanting to post for the last couple of weeks or so, but honestly, I didn't know what I wanted to say. There were so many things going through my mind. I couldn't get them organized. I think part of it was just shock and awe, with grief thrown in. With the rapid spread… Continue reading Part-Time Expats on Lockdown
We are back in Costa Rica after spending the holidays and the month of January in the U. S. It was so great to spend time with our children and grandchildren, and to see friends and other family members! The holidays were so much fun with the five grandkids. We remarked so many times to… Continue reading We’re Back!
Everyone is writing about their New Years resolutions this week. It's hard not to jump on board. My wife and I are reviewing last year and making some plans for this year. I'm giving thought to what I want out of this year; what I'd like to do and accomplish, and where I want to… Continue reading Intentions
I just love the Friday morning Farmers' Market - known in Costa Rica as "The Feria." All over the country, these markets are held in communities large and small. Farmers and vendors from the surrounding areas bring in their produce, baked goods, special products, and anything else they want to sell, set up their wares,… Continue reading Friday Feria – Farmers’ Market Fun
A few years ago, a friend in Costa Rica went on an extensive trip with her family through Europe and northern Africa. She posted photos and information on the "The Blue City" on Facebook (Thank you, Marta Herrera). Ever since reading her post, I have had Chefchaouen, Morocco, on my bucket list. It just looked… Continue reading The Blue City – A Bucket List Trip (Chefchaouen, Morocco)
I am meeting the most interesting people! I’m in the process of doing research for a book called Straddling Two Worlds (Part-Time Expats Share Their Stories). People from all over the world have been completing the research survey about their lives as part-time expats. They are sharing experiences, advice, and details about their lives. And… Continue reading Straddling Two Worlds
For those considering living overseas part-time, selecting the place is one of the most important decisions to be made. In this blog, Paul Maxfield helps the reader get started on the journey to making that crucial decision.
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)