How to Install WordPress

Welcome to the third part in our Blogging for Expats WordPress tutorial series. Previously, we’ve looked at choosing a domain name and a web host and then purchasing and setting them up. Now you’re ready to install WordPress. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world, used by over 25 million sites. (Read […]

Let Total Strangers Plan Your Trip

My husband and I are going to Panama in a couple months to see whether it’s someplace we’d like to live, so I’ve been spending a lot of time planning our scouting trip. Not surprisingly, not every little hotel in the country has a website (at least, not in English). Since we don’t want to […]

Portable Careers for Expats: Stock Photographer

Photography is a wonderfully portable career. But even if your shots aren’t up to National Geographic or haute couture standards, you can make a nice living creating and selling stock photography. What is “stock?” It’s a picture that’s licensed for specific use by advertisers, journalists, travel writers and others. Newspapers, magazines and other media love […]

(Re)Discover Your Passion . . . in time for Valentine’s Day

In December, friend and life coach Barrie Davenport launched a new program called Discover Your Passion: A Step by Step Course for Creating the Life of Your Dreams. While not written specifically for the expat (or future expat), the course employs lots of techniques and exercises that can help you to create your ideal expat […]

How to Plan Your First Expat Scouting Trip

(Continued from How Do You Plan for the Unknown?) So you’ve decided to move to another country, you’ve done tons of research, and you’ve narrowed down your country choices. The next step is a big one — scouting out your country of choice. Ideally, you’ll be able to spend two weeks to a month exploring […]

How Do You Plan for the Unknown?

The unknown. . . it can be exciting, exhilarating or paralyzing. Even when we’re excited that we might “boldly go where no man has gone before,” there’s usually a bit of terror lurking in the background. In this internet era, with easy access to satellite photos and maps of the entire globe, there’s not much […]

What Kind of Expat Roadmap Do You Need?

Last week I wrote about the roadmap that wasn’t, and I’ve been mulling and pondering ever since. I know the kinds of information and guidance I was hoping to find. I wanted something that would combine coaching and practical, step-by-step information. On the coaching side, I wanted something that would help me think about the […]