The World is Full of Interesting Places for Part-Timers: Latin America/The Caribbean

Recently, my family and I explored Vietnam and Bali, Indonesia.  We were in Asia because our son was getting married in Bali.  We took an extra week and explored the southern part of Vietnam also.  Both countries were such interesting and beautiful places.  The people were wonderful. Everywhere we went, we ran into expats living… Continue reading The World is Full of Interesting Places for Part-Timers: Latin America/The Caribbean

The Vibrations of a Place

I’ve been on a trip….. And that’s why I haven’t written for a while.  The trip was work-related for the first three weeks, and it was intense, but wonderful.  My attention needed to be onsite with me in The Philippines, India, and Myanmar. Now, I’m taking some vacation time with my family in Vietnam and… Continue reading The Vibrations of a Place

Is Part-Time Expat Living for Me? (Part 9: Activities you Enjoy)

We've had a series of video posts and other blog topics since our last blog in this series:  "Is Part-Time Expat Living for Me?  I'm excited to be returning to this series because there are still a myriad of questions to ask ourselves in this quest. In this article, we will look at the activities… Continue reading Is Part-Time Expat Living for Me? (Part 9: Activities you Enjoy)

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

Video: Reasons Why People Live Overseas Part-Time: Location-Independent Work

Video 6 is here:  Reasons Why People Choose to Become Part-Time Expats:  Location-Independent Work. People move overseas part-time for many reasons.  Here's another in our series of videos.  Paul comes to you today from Jaco Beach, Costa Rica.......... https://youtu.be/l3DhHqY-DTU You can also view this video on my youtube channel:  Aparttime Expat:  https://wordpress.com/post/aparttimeexpat.com/920 or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt14WU4cBA74WjE6Zp_CX0A/videos  … Continue reading Video: Reasons Why People Live Overseas Part-Time: Location-Independent Work

Is Part-Time Expat Living for Me? Part 8: Religious Questions

As you begin to examine countries up close with an eye to thinking about living there, a myriad of question topics emerge.  Life is complex, and there are many important parts of life to be considered as you think about places where we would like to live.  Those are even more varied and crucial when you… Continue reading Is Part-Time Expat Living for Me? Part 8: Religious Questions

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)