Guides & Articles to Help You Live Abroad

Rental Car Scams Abroad

How To Avoid a Common Rental Car Scam

We’re not brave enough to drive in foreign countries, which has helped us avoid a common rental car scam that our viewers often complain about in the comments.

These rental car scams occur throughout Latin America, including Ecuador and Mexico. If you’re not careful, you could end up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars in extra fees, but scams aren’t the only issues you might face by driving in a foreign country. 

Cotacachi Ecuador Real Estate Tour

Cotacachi Ecuador Real Estate Tour

Cotacachi is one of the most popular places in Ecuador for expats to call home so we were really excited to do a real estate tour of several amazing properties for sale in the area.

Finding a Job Abroad

How To Find a Job Abroad

The prospect of finding a job abroad can be both exciting and daunting. The opportunity to live and work in a different country can open up new doors for personal and professional growth, but the process of finding a job can be challenging.

How to Adapt to a New Country

How to Adapt to a New Country

Moving to a new country can be an exciting, but also an overwhelming experience. One of the biggest challenges to foreigners is understanding the local culture and customs.

In this article, we will explore various ways to gain a better understanding of the local culture in different countries so you’re better prepared for the cultural differences and better able to adapt to your new country.

How to Prepare Your Kid for a Life Abroad

How to Prepare Your Children for a Life Abroad

Enrolling in school abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience for both children and parents. Not only does it provide a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures and ways of life, but it can also open up new academic and career opportunities.

Valle de los Chillos Ecuador Real Estate Tour

Jaw-Dropping Homes For Sale in Valle de los Chillos Ecuador

In this video, we share a real estate tour from Valle de los Chillos in the southeast corner of the Quito Ecuador Metro Area. It’s about 30 minutes (in good traffic) to downtown Quito and 45 minutes to the Quito International Airport.

We toured 4 properties in 2 different golf course communities, with prices to fit almost any home buying budget.

Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism: Escape The USA Healthcare Scam!

Healthcare and Health Insurance in the United States is a huge headache that can rightfully cause you a lot of distress. We know people who work jobs they hate or even delay retirement simply because they need health insurance. It doesn’t have to be that way!

USA Cost of Living

Why Does The United States Cost so Freaking Much?!

The cost of living in the United States is OUT OF CONTROL! Many of the things we need to live have become unaffordable for the vast majority of people.

The Unconventionals

How to Build a Strong Social Network Abroad

Moving to a new country can be an exciting and enriching experience, but it can also be overwhelming and isolating at times.

One of the key ways to make the most of your time abroad and feel at home in your new community is to build a social network.

We Believed the Propaganda About Latin America

We Believed The Propaganda About Latin America!

Many people worry about safety and crime, but the reality is that crime rates vary significantly across the region and many cities and communities have low crime rates.

Top 10 Expat Countries InterNations

Top 10 Expat Countries (According to Expats)

Are you planning to move abroad to enhance your quality of life? The process is complicated and you have several things to consider before you take the leap.

Your first and most difficult decision is to decide where you want to live. To help people who are planning their move abroad, InterNations asked 12,000 expats in 181 countries what they thought about their home away from home. So in this article you’ll learn about the top 10 expat countries for 2022 according to the people who already live abroad.

Why Locals Hate Expats

Why Locals Hate Expats!

Most locals (citizens) welcome foreigners, but we do get quite a few comments and complaints about gringos. However, there are a few common reasons that some locals might not appreciate the presence of expats in their community.

Reverse Culture Shock in the USA

Reverse Culture Shock In The USA: 22 Wild Things That Took Us by Surprise!

They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder, and after 5 years of living in Ecuador, we were prepared for a huge dose of nostalgia going back to the United States. However, there were a lot of things about the US that felt really foreign to us!

Countries with Cheap Rentals

Top 10 Countries with Cheap Rentals

It is increasingly difficult for people to find affordable rental options, especially for those living on a tight budget. But did you know that you can live comfortably and affordably in various other places around the world? You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg renting a home.

Best Countries for Expat Newbies

Best Countries for Expats Who Speak English

When you’re planning your move abroad, learning a new language may be too much hassle on top of everything else you need to do before you leave home. You might feel a lot more comfortable if you can just speak English.

In this article, we discuss the top 10 popular expat destinations where you can speak English. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of each, and the visa requirements for these destinations.

Ajijic Mexico Rental Homes

Amazing Rental Homes (Lake Chapala Mexico)

Lake Chapala Mexico is one of the most popular areas to live and retire for expats from the United States and Canada. And Ajijic Mexico is by far the most popular town for expats in the Lake Chapala area.


Top 10 Cheapest Countries for Expats

There are many countries to settle in as an expat. We live in Ecuador and love it here. However, we know there are other great places for the perfect expat life, and yes, they are cheap. We have done our research and will highlight a few counties where couples can live for less than $2000/month.

Shocking Homes For Sale on Lake Chapala Mexico

Lake Chapala and Ajijic Mexico is one of the most popular areas to live and retire for expats from the United States and Canada.

The weather is about as close to paradise as you can get, and there are lots of activities to keep you busy. It’s also about 30 minutes from the Guadalajara International Airport so you can easily fly back home or anywhere else in the world.

Ecuador Healthcare Experience

Our Ecuador Healthcare Experience

Before our recent hospital visit, we did not have in-depth personal experience with the Ecuador healthcare system. We know Ecuador has one of the best healthcare services globally, so we expected something nice. Pleasantly, our expectations were exceeded. The quality was so great that their affordable cost was almost shocking.


THE NEW RETIREMENT: EARLIER & AWESOME! (Plus 3 Tips & The 5 Best Places to Retire)

It seems like there is a battle raging between retiring early, delaying retirement and going back to work, but there doesn’t need to be.


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