Dancing In the Fountain: An Expat Book Review

Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Life Abroad recounts the adventures of an American couple who moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Seville, Spain. Of all the expat books I’ve read, I have to say this is one of the best, rivaling only Peter Mayle’s tour de force, A Year in Provence. This was my […]

7 Planning Steps Bridget Jones Can Teach Future Expats

“Earth to Bridget Sodding Jones!” yells Bridget’s boss. As the sequel to Bridget Jones’s Diary opens, lucky Bridget has been chosen to try skydiving — on camera — to see if it’s great fun or a terrifying risk. After being forced out of the plane, forgetting to pull the ripcord (prompting the above exclamation from […]

Find Solutions for Expat Issues, Win Prizes

A new book for expat women has just been released, and if you buy it now — during May, 2011 — you can win some fabulous prizes! Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you’re not a “traditional” expat, meaning someone who moves abroad because their employer (or spouse’s employer) sends them on assignment overseas. […]

Don’t Sacrifice Your Family on the Expat Altar

Among expats who return home earlier than planned, most cite family problems as the reason. It doesn’t have to be that way. By the end of 2010 there were over 213 million expats worldwide — up from 177 million in 2005. And, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, there will be a 50% increase in the number […]

10 Steps to The Global You

Dedicated to “future Global Managers,” The Global You by Susan Bloch and Philip Whiteley sets out ten strategies for achieving success as a working expat. The book is aimed at the expat who works for a company that sends him on an overseas assignment, but there are lessons which expats by choice can learn to […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

A review of the book by Paul Allen Paul Allen is a British expat journalist living in Spain. I was fascinated by his book, The Truth About Moving Abroad and Whether It’s Right for You: Should I Stay or Should I Go? because it’s the first I’ve read about expatriation from a non-US-centric perspective. Allen […]

It’s the #1 Best Seller!

A few months ago I reviewed How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad by Kathleen Peddicord. Kathleen is the publisher of Live and Invest Overseas, which publishes a free daily e-letter as well as a monthly magazine and other resources for expats and would-be expats. Today, Live […]

Hard Things Survive

A Review of The Samurai’s Daughter by Sujata Massey Christmas in San Francisco – what an exciting holiday! But not for Japanese-American Rei Shimura, who grew up there. Rei has lived in Japan for several years, the fruition of a lifelong dream. She eked out a living teaching English to business people when she first […]

The Best Resource You’ll Ever Find for Planning Your Overseas Retirement

A Review of How to Retire Overseas by Kathleen Peddicord I’ve been following Kathleen for a few years now, and she definitely knows what’s what when it comes to living the expat life. She’s been in the business of helping people find new lives in new countries for 23 years, and has moved – with […]