The Blue City – A Bucket List Trip (Chefchaouen, Morocco)

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)

This Is Why!

People often ask my wife and me, "Why do you want to live part-time in Costa Rica?"  We usually share several reasons that have prompted us to make the decision.  But, today if someone asks me, I will say, "This is why!"  And I'll show them these two photos. The photo on the left is… Continue reading This Is Why!

Help Is On the Way!

I am writing this from the beautiful Pacific beach town of Jaco, Costa Rica.  I just love this place.  For my wife and me, it has just the right combination of beach, Costa Rican culture, warm weather, friendly people, great food, available amenities, and reasonable cost of living.  More and more part-time and full-time expats… Continue reading Help Is On the Way!

Straddling Two Worlds

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

Would You Sleep Here? (A Part-Time Expat Goes Exploring . . .)

When one lives overseas part-time, as opposed to vacationing, you have time to get to know a community and country with more depth.  You learn the very special places, the annual events, and the cultural festivals that make the country or community what it is.  You learn what makes the people and their lifestyle unique.… Continue reading Would You Sleep Here? (A Part-Time Expat Goes Exploring . . .)

Video: Reasons Why People Live Overseas Part-Time: Lower Costs/Better Standard of Living

  https://youtu.be/lldLQ31NM1w Some people are finding that they can live for a lot less, but have a better standard of living in places other than their home countries.  Join me - Paul, a part-time expat, as we discuss another reason why people choose to live overseas part-time. If you enjoy the video, hit thumbs up… Continue reading Video: Reasons Why People Live Overseas Part-Time: Lower Costs/Better Standard of Living

Is Part-Time Expat Living for Me? (Part 7: Choosing Where . . .)

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.

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)

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

The Latest Video Is Here……Why People Become Part-Time Expats –  Video #1 in a New Series…….

Inroducing a new video series - Why People Become Part-Time Epats.  In this first video, I talk about four reasons by people choose to live overseas part-time. You can also view this video on my youtube channel:  Aparttime Expat.  Click here:  https://youtu.be/0UyrQmSBUyQ If you enjoy the video, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe… Continue reading The Latest Video Is Here……Why People Become Part-Time Expats –  Video #1 in a New Series…….