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Columnists > Daniel Matthews

Daniel Matthews

How To Be A Digital Nomad Expat

Posted by: danielmatthews033 on Tuesday June 12, 2018 (15:30:12)   (77 Reads)
The nomadic lifestyle is attractive because you can satisfy your urge to travel, see incredible sites, and have new experiences. But if you’re not rich, traveling around can leave you strapped for cash and even homeless when you return home.

As an expat, you’re probably well aware of America’s big economy and all the money-making opportunities there are in the states, but for one reason or another, you don’t live in America. It seems like you can’t take advantage of America’s economy, but that’s fine with you. Trekking around the globe is more exciting. Yet the nagging question of your lifestyle’s financial viability keeps coming back. Fortunately, you can become a digital nomad.    more ...


Columnists > Maureen Moss

Maureen Moss

Integrate Or Bust!

Posted by: maureenmoss on Thursday May 31, 2018 (09:51:31)   (27 Reads)
Expat group enjoying bbq
Expats enjoying a group bbq - in the photo there are six different nationalities.

Here are some ideas for how to integrate into your new Spanish community.    more ...


Columnists > Naomi Madelin

Naomi Madelin

Just Because They Speak The Same Language...

Posted by: nimnom on Wednesday May 30, 2018 (19:28:03)   (24 Reads)
Look out for the cultural divide - wherever you are!
When my now-husband and I moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2002 we were pretty green about the Land of the Long White Cloud. I’d travelled there in the late 1990’s, fallen in love with it (as a single traveller) and decided I needed to move there.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

June In The Morvan

Posted by: marelebas on Wednesday May 30, 2018 (15:50:33)   (43 Reads)
I am typing this on 30 May. Yesterday the checkout girl at Aldi (our favourite supermarket in Corbigny, where the staff are old friends) was too polite to comment on the three bottles of cognac in my basket. Not a drop passed our lips, however: I filled six big kilner jars with brandied cherries. Last year a late frost killed all the blossom. Now our big cherry tree is bent like a weeping willow and the Rabsons, their friends and neighbours compete with the birds for the succulent fruit.    more ...


Columnists > Ben Zabulis

Ben Zabulis

Stretching Oneself

Posted by: gwaijai on Sunday May 27, 2018 (14:25:31)   (412 Reads)
Schematic for a special school in Idah, Nigeria
As a spotty-faced, teenage oik, I’d no idea engineering would take me halfway round the world. So in marking the 200th anniversary of the Institution of Civil Engineers, commemorations of which will align with the UK government’s Year of Engineering campaign to get youngsters thinking STEM, here’s my bit extolling the virtues of what’s on offer: jobs, locations and project diversity – of which, blowing up where I‘d worked, don’t be jealous now, is indeed a good example. Read on!    more ...


Columnists > Daniel Matthews

Daniel Matthews

How To Expatriate And Advance Your Career

Posted by: danielmatthews033 on Thursday May 24, 2018 (16:40:40)   (199 Reads)
An education from one of America’s universities is highly valuable. Our universities are among the best in the world, with students from all over the globe seeking admittance. But it’s also true that America’s job market is tough. It’s highly competitive and wages are relatively low, meaning grads with student loan debt often find themselves in a desperate situation, whittling away at their debt in a low-paying job.

Enter globalization. You don’t have to live in America to get a degree from one of our universities. And the job market in a foreign country may be just what you’re looking for. The option to expatriate is real, and so is online education.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Spring In A Tuscan Garden

Posted by: junefinnigan on Monday May 14, 2018 (13:39:40)   (407 Reads)
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 2018. My aim is to bring you lots of fun things, and not too many serious ones.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

May In The Morvan

Posted by: marelebas on Friday April 27, 2018 (17:43:15)   (451 Reads)
Bluebells and Dandelions

In late April the bluebells along the road to Lormes are a joy. They spill over onto the verges, but are best under the trees. ‘Bluebell’ is an apt name: the flowers look like clusters of little blue bells. Disappointingly their French name is jacinthe des bois, or jacinthe sauvage: wood or wild hyacinth. Botany rules ok, as with our forget-me-not: le myosotis.    more ...


Columnists > Chuck Bolotin

Chuck Bolotin

How Bad Is The Corruption In Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua And Belize?

Posted by: ChuckBolotin on Sunday April 22, 2018 (21:51:33)   (11222 Reads)
It's time to answer the question that's the elephant in the room: how bad is the corruption South of the Border?

As the founder of Best Places in the World to Retire, I'm often asked by those living in the US and Canada (what we'll refer to collectively as "North of the Border," or "NOTB"), the following question:

"How bad is the corruption in Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua or Belize?" (I'll refer to these countries collectively as "South of the Border," or "SOTB.")    more ...


Columnists > Naomi Madelin

Naomi Madelin

Integrating - New School, New Language, New Culture

Posted by: nimnom on Thursday April 19, 2018 (10:31:47)   (415 Reads)
Learn with your child
When we moved to France (at rather short notice) in March last year, we threw our two girls, aged 7 and 9, into the local school.

Our experience was one of learning. This article aims to pass on some of our experiences, and lists my tips for smoothing the way in a new school, new language, new culture.

It was a learning experience for all of us and I hope others can learn from it.    more ...