Part-Time Expats on Lockdown

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’re Back!

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!

Intentions

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

The Life Cycle (Part-Time Expat Version)

The lifestyle of the part-time expat is a continuous cycle.  We just spent 2+ months in Costa Rica.  Now we are back in Indiana for seven weeks for the holidays and to enjoy our family.  We'll return to Costa Rica in February, and the cycle will continue at various intervals throughout the year. We live… Continue reading The Life Cycle (Part-Time Expat Version)

Come and Go

This is our last week in Costa Rica before returning to the United States to visit our family and enjoy the holidays together.  We have been in Costa Rica since early October - the first longer stay in our new lifestyle.  We will be returning in early February. We wondered what the adjustments to this… Continue reading Come and Go

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)

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

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)