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

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

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)

Here Comes 2018

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

Ugly Expats

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

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: 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…….