Expat BlogJen Barnett2023-09-14T14:13:49-05:00


Expatsi Guide to eSIM: 4 Best Deals for International Data & Coverage

November 30th, 2023|Transportation|

Imagine traveling the world without the hassle of swapping SIM cards on your smartphone, hunting for local calling plans, or worrying about expensive roaming charges. With eSIM technology, this dream [...]

Americans in Mexico Are Happier With Their Healthcare. Here’s Why

November 29th, 2023|Healthcare|

Whether they're full-time expats or medical tourists, Americans are much happier with the healthcare they receive in Mexico. According to FarHomes.com, 84% of American expats rate Mexican healthcare as very [...]

A Doggone Shame: Countries Where Pit Bulls Aren’t Welcome

November 28th, 2023|Legalities, Rights, & Freedoms|

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently announced an upcoming ban on the breed of dogs called American Bully XL. According to the Independent, the American Bully Kennel Club defines the [...]

Love Wins: Countries with Legal Same-Sex Marriage

November 26th, 2023|LGBTQIA, Legalities, Rights, & Freedoms|

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has come under scrutiny for comments about revoking rights from gay Americans, including same-sex marriage. Thankfully, even if the worst were to happen, other [...]

Is Your Rent Too High? Here’s What People Are Paying Around the World

November 26th, 2023|Cost of Living|

Explorers enjoy traveling and exploring new regions worldwide but still want to keep their budgets in check. Well, They are in luck because there are numerous crazy low rents in [...]

Stay in School: It’s Illegal to Homeschool in These Countries

November 25th, 2023|Legalities, Rights, & Freedoms, Families with Kids|

Homeschooling has steadily grown in popularity since the '70s, when John Holt advocated for the practice across the U.S. The usual growth rates of 2%-8% per year surged higher still [...]

9 Best Panama Residency Visas for Expats, Including a Retiree Favorite

November 25th, 2023|Visas, Residency, & Citizenship, Central America|

For those looking to make Panama their new permanent home, the government offers a huge variety of Panama residency visas. I would venture to say it’s almost TOO many, but [...]

Is the United States Falling Behind in Retirement Income?

November 24th, 2023|Retirees, Cost of Living|

Most developed countries have some solution for caring for their aging population. Known as “retirement income systems,” these include combinations of investment accounts, pensions, and social security. The health of [...]

These Countries Have the Most Permissive Abortion Laws

November 22nd, 2023|Legalities, Rights, & Freedoms, Healthcare, Women|

Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in 2022 and end nearly half a century of precedent, American women have sought out countries to move to [...]

Reddit Expats Reveal Why They’re Happier Since Leaving the US (And You Might Be Too)

November 20th, 2023|Our Expat Story|

"Who moved to a new country and found it a near perfect match and is much happier? I’m not saying everything needs to be 100% perfect but just stories where [...]

The 20 Best Countries for Transgender People Who Want to Leave the U.S.

November 18th, 2023|LGBTQIA|

In 2023, state legislatures have proposed 566 anti-trans bills in 49 states (all but Delaware), and legislators have also introduced at least 31 national anti-trans bills. Although 128 of those [...]

Union Strong! These Are the 10 Best & Worst Countries for Workers

November 18th, 2023|Employment|

As workers continue to strike across the United States for better pay and working conditions, some Americans are considering finding better jobs abroad.  The International Trade Union Confederation has released [...]

Best Places to Retire in the World: 15 Countries for American Retirees

November 17th, 2023|Black Americans, LGBTQIA, Retirees, Visas, Residency, & Citizenship|

While US citizens have traditionally lagged behind other countries in moving abroad, the trend seems to be shifting. As they reach retirement age, Americans seek to stretch their monthly [...]

Here Are the Best Countries to Move to Thanks to Climate Change

November 14th, 2023|Weather & Climate|

Harrowing climate change disasters like the Hawaii wildfires or ongoing periods of extreme temperatures like what people faced over the summer in the South and Southwest may have you considering [...]

Surprise! Americans Are Moving to These EU Countries Instead of Portugal

November 10th, 2023|Europe, Data|

Americans are widely reported to be leaving the United States in greater numbers than ever before. Media outlets claim gigantic leaps in the number of Americans moving to Portugal, but [...]

20 Best Cities for American Retirees

November 8th, 2023|Retirees, Africa, Asia, Best Of Lists, Central America, Europe, South America|

More Americans are looking to retire abroad in this decade than any one before it. Their reasons for leaving America vary widely: adventure, less political division, better healthcare, lower cost [...]

Panama’s Best Beaches: Escape the Crowds and Find Your Own Paradise

October 21st, 2023|Best Of Lists, Central America|

Panama, located in Central America, is a favorite of American retirees, adventurers, and remote workers. That's partly because it's blessed with an incredible variety of beautiful beaches. Its unusual isthmus [...]

Remote Work Opportunity: Discover Lucrative Product Tester Jobs

October 19th, 2023|Employment|

In today's dynamic marketplace, where innovation reigns supreme, product tester jobs have emerged as an intriguing and lucrative avenue for work-from-home opportunities. As the world increasingly relies on consumer feedback, [...]

Europe Is Desperate for New Residents: Here Are the Best Incentive Programs

October 19th, 2023|Europe, Cost of Living|

The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a double whammy to areas in Western Europe already struggling with negative population growth from emigration or declining birth rates. Some countries and cities are offering [...]

The 20 Best Countries for Transgender People Who Want to Leave the U.S.

October 18th, 2023|Legalities, Rights, & Freedoms, Best Of Lists, LGBTQIA|

In 2023, state legislatures have proposed 566 anti-trans bills in 49 states (all but Delaware), and legislators have also introduced at least 31 national anti-trans bills. Although 128 of those [...]

The 20 Least Religious Countries (Plus Where the U.S. Stands)

October 13th, 2023|War & Unrest, Politics & Government|

If there's one thing we can learn from this week's events, it's this: religious violence has no place in society. It destroys lives and communities, drives political decisions, and slows [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Costa Rica?

September 14th, 2023|Cost of Living, Central America, Healthcare, Real Estate, Shopping, Transportation|

by Brett Andrews [ez-toc] Can I live in Costa Rica on a budget? We hear this question regularly from future expats deciding on where to move abroad. One of the [...]

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