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!
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
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 . . .)
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 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
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
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)
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
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