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Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

How To Retire Overseas And Launch Your New Life

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday March 27, 2017 (16:30:17)   (6505 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

You need a list of destinations that might support the lifestyle you seek if you are considering retiring overseas.

How do you choose your ideal retire-overseas haven from among the 200+ countries in the world?

I’ve provided a short list of top options as we tackle 2017.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

17 Southeast Asia Travel Tips

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday March 20, 2017 (16:25:00)   (101 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

A friend of ours is making his first trip to Southeast Asia this year. He will be visiting Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. He’s lived in Mexico for several years, so he’s a seasoned expat, but he has never ventured beyond the Western Hemisphere. We want his trip to be successful in every way, so we wrote a list of tips that might help him. We thought they might help you, too.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Montalbano, Hot Air Balloons, The Military, and Musica

Posted by: junefinnigan on Wednesday March 15, 2017 (19:11:49)   (200 Reads)

June Finnigan

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 February. My aim is to bring you lots of fun things and not too many serious ones.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The Pros And Cons Of Retiring In A Tourist Town

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday March 13, 2017 (22:51:29)   (9018 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

One of the most important questions to ask yourself when considering making a move to another country for retirement is whether you'd like to live in a highly touristed area or a place that's removed from the tourist path. Living in a tourism area can mean big annoyances, but it also has its advantages.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

This Top Caribbean Spot is Now Expat-Ready

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday March 06, 2017 (16:38:19)   (241 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.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Neckties, White Wine, and a Long and Sunny Coastline: Croatia

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Wednesday March 01, 2017 (17:36:16)   (528 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Neckties and wine. Croatia may be better known for its long coast along the sparkling green Adriatic and its tumultuous, 1,000-year-long history, but, when I think of Croatia, I think of neckties and wine. This gorgeous, complicated country is the birthplace of both the necktie and the Zinfandel grape, two facts that reveal a lot about Croatia.    more ...


Columnists > Rita Golstein-Galperin

Rita Golstein-Galperin

5 Reasons Why You Have To Volunteer To Succeed Abroad

Posted by: Rita2G on Wednesday March 01, 2017 (11:42:18)   (295 Reads)

Rita Golstein-Galperin

I don’t know about you, but I have a pretty busy schedule as an expat, and I’m sure you can relate. When I’m not working, I cherish my free time with family, my friends, and especially enjoying some “me” time. So what don’t I have time for? Volunteering. Whether it’s in the community, at a different business, or just helping out a professional online, offering my time and effort for free doesn’t sound super appealing. I have to devote that time to pushing on with my career and succeeding! Right?

News flash, hang onto your seats: You can’t succeed without volunteering. Your efforts will be hugely handicapped if you dodge this opportunity, and that’s because volunteering actually helps you as much as you help it.    more ...


Columnists > Rita Golstein-Galperin

Rita Golstein-Galperin

Writing Your Career Narrative Abroad

Posted by: Rita2G on Wednesday March 01, 2017 (11:13:22)   (7710 Reads)

Rita Golstein-Galperin

Being an expat is a promising new start where you get to carve out your life and career abroad, in a brand new place with brand new experiences. How amazing!

Did I mention it’s terrifying too? Maybe your “uh oh” moment came once you got on the plane or a few weeks after you relocated, but it comes for all of us. At this point in uncharted waters, we crave a guided path and end up falling into the stereotypes or status quo of other expats we know – or what we “think” an expat should be.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

En Marche?

Posted by: marelebas on Monday February 27, 2017 (13:50:52)   (641 Reads)

Rosemary Border Rabson

Mars, actually, but I do enjoy a good pun and En Marche! is the slogan of one of the contenders for the French Presidency.

Digression: Despite rendering unto Le Fisc that which is due unto Le Fisc, John and I are not allowed to vote in this election. Whatever happened to ‘No taxation without representation’?    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The 2 Biggest Concerns Retirees Have Before Living Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday February 21, 2017 (16:50:03)   (8331 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

The Forbes reporter who interviewed me this week wanted me to give it to him straight.

“Living or retiring overseas,” he began, “is an exciting idea on the surface… but there must be downsides.

“What are the biggest concerns people have after making a move to another country, once the honeymoon is over?” he wanted to know.    more ...