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Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Apples to Apples: Comparing Cost Of Living Abroad

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 24, 2017 (16:17:50)   (4139 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)   (163 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)   (234 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 ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The Best Way To Shop For — And Ultimately Find — Property Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 10, 2017 (15:38:46)   (247 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Google is generally recognized today as the answer to every question, but there are exceptions to that Internet Age fundamental and one of them has to do with shopping for real estate overseas.    more ...


Columnists > Vanessa Anderson

Vanessa Anderson

Do You Need A Break From Your Expat Lifestyle?

Posted by: VanessaAnderson on Sunday April 09, 2017 (16:00:35)   (8230 Reads)

Vanessa Anderson

I'm sure many of us, as expats, relate to this scenario.

You dreamed of retiring and living overseas, and finally your dream became a reality. The excitement was palpable, as was the thrill of having something new to focus on.

I know, because as a serial expat, I've been there, watching as I and others slowly came down from the high and settled into a routine, with the eventual realization that the dream wasn't quite living up to expectations.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

10 Surprisingly Affordable Retirement Hotspots

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 03, 2017 (16:05:52)   (3311 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

The U.S. dollar is still going strong against the euro and other currencies, making this a great time to be thinking about reinventing your retirement in some of the world’s most appealing spots.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

April Fools' Day In The Morvan

Posted by: marelebas on Wednesday March 29, 2017 (18:28:39)   (401 Reads)

Rosemary Border Rabson

Here in France, April Fools are called Poissons d’Avril . Children try to stick a paper fish on the back of an unsuspecting person. While nobody seems to know why fish would be associated with April 1, many think it refers to the zodiac sign of Pisces. Do we really, cosmically speaking, care?    more ...


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)   (11803 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)   (128 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)   (421 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 ...