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Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The Cheapest And Best Places To Buy Property In Europe

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 22, 2017 (15:10:21)   (1988 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Diversifying your portfolio into euro-valued real estate is a better idea right now than it has been in more than a decade.

The dollar is close to par with the euro, providing U.S. dollar-holders with more purchasing power than they’ve had in euro-land since 2003.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Why Álamos Is The #1 Place For Single Women Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 15, 2017 (15:00:37)   (80 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

It’s easier to adapt to a new life overseas when you move with a spouse or partner. It’s more of a challenge to move abroad on your own, and it can be even more intimidating for single women than it is for single men. That’s why it’s understandable that some of our most frequently asked questions have to do with the suitability of various destinations for single women moving abroad.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Easter In Beautiful Chianti

Posted by: junefinnigan on Monday May 15, 2017 (07:39:50)   (316 Reads)

June Finnigan

Benvenuti and Welcome to all my Lovely Followers,

If you are new to this column I should tell you that each month I reflect back on the previous one, which in this case is April 2017. My aim is to bring you lots of fun things, and not too many serious ones.    more ...


Columnists > Barry O'Leary

Barry O'Leary

4 Things I've Learnt Since Being An Expat Dad

Posted by: bazseville on Sunday May 14, 2017 (20:57:36)   (5882 Reads)

Barry O'Leary

I’m a dad of two lovely Spanish kids. I say lovely because that’s what they are 90% of the time, the other 10% they can be complete devils. I enjoy being a dad, and the longer I am one, the more I love it. I enjoy the responsibility of bringing them up, seeing them laugh and smile, picking them up (and at times dropping them off) at school, and helping them make dinosaur shapes with playdoh. I even see the benefits of being woken up early at the weekend, otherwise I’d just waste the day.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

19 Travel Tips I’ve Learned After Visiting 60+ Countries

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 08, 2017 (20:17:56)   (3184 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord’s Top 19 Travel Tips

Whether you’re moving to a new country or taking off on a two-week holiday, here are 19 things you should know before you go:    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

10 Tips For Moving Abroad

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday May 02, 2017 (21:36:27)   (9163 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

1. Patience… the kind of patience you learn doing time…

The other day I stood at the counter of a small grocery shop in Panama City watching as the young man on the other side of the counter tried to tally up my purchases. One item I’d presented was missing a price tag, so the young man walked from behind the counter to the back of the shop to find a matching item that did show a price. Several minutes later he returned.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

May in the Morvan

Posted by: marelebas on Friday April 28, 2017 (17:55:59)   (316 Reads)

Rosemary Border Rabson

You know May is on the way when the bluebells appear in the woods along the road to Lormes. They overflow onto the verges and compete for attention with delicate white stitchwort and red campion. Truly tricolore, just in time for the Presidential Election in which John and I are not allowed to vote (whatever happened to ‘No taxation without representation’?). As I type it’s a a duel between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. There is all you need to know, and probably more than you wish to know, here.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Apples to Apples: Comparing Cost Of Living Abroad

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 24, 2017 (16:17:50)   (8291 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Apples to apples.

That’s the principle to keep in mind when comparing costs, both for living and for buying real estate overseas.

Readers write in to take issue with our costs references every day...    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Jazz, La Festa Della Donna, And Spring In Chianti

Posted by: junefinnigan on Wednesday April 19, 2017 (16:35:44)   (266 Reads)

June Finnigan

Benvenuti and Welcome to all my Lovely Followers,

If you are new to this column I should tell you that each month I reflect back on the previous one, which in this case is March 2017. My aim is to bring you lots of fun things and not too many serious ones.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

This Top Caribbean Spot is Now Expat-Ready

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 17, 2017 (16:28:36)   (544 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Stretches of the Dominican Republic's sandy coast, including in Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, for example, have been catering to tourists for a decade and longer, and it shows. These resort towns could be Cancun or any other resort town in any other country.

But that's one face of the Dominican Republic...    more ...