Top 30 Expat Countries Quest

When we started our YouTube Channel back in September 2018, our main driving force was to show others that life outside the US is not only possible, but better.

We also hoped to shatter some of the myths about Ecuador and show you how amazing it really is.

However, our plan has always been to take the show on the road and film our style of videos in other popular expat destinations around the world because we know that Ecuador is not a great fit for everyone.

Why the Long Delay?

The main reason we waited so long to start this exploration was because our dogs lived a lot longer than we expected.

Alicia was 20 when she passed in March 2021 and Daisy was at least 15 when she passed on August 30, 2023 (although we think she was older than that).

Even if they had passed sooner, the pandemic would have delayed our plans, anyway, so we’re thankful that we had them with us longer than anticipated.

Top Expat Destinations

Now, we’re excited to FINALLY announce our Top 30 Expat Countries Quest!

We’ve already filmed videos in 12 different countries, including The Netherlands and India, but we’re not including those two in our 30 Expat Countries Quest because they were travel videos without a focus on living there.

That means we’re starting our quest at 10 countries, and over the next 2 years, we’re going to visit another 20. Plus, we have plans to explore more of Spain, Italy, Greece, and France.

Our exploratory trips will be an average of one month in each country, but realistically, we’ll probably spend more time in some and less in others.

The Top 30 Expat Countries

Here’s the list of the countries we’ve visited so far, and where we’ve filmed videos specifically about living there as a foreign resident:

  1. Ecuador
  2. Mexico
  3. Colombia
  4. Portugal
  5. Spain
  6. Italy
  7. Greece
  8. Albania
  9. Montenegro
  10. France
  11. Which country will be next? Stay tuned!
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Other Countries We’ve Filmed

These are countries where we’ve filmed videos, but they’re either not an ideal expat destination or the videos we filmed were more travel oriented. We plan to visit a few more countries that fit this list (like Japan and the UK) so this list will grow over time.

Countries We’ve Visited but Didn’t Film

Here are the other countries (and territories) we’ve visited before we had a YouTube channel:

  • The UK
  • Canada
  • Belize
  • Honduras
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cayman Islands

Final Thoughts…

Our goal is STILL to help you live abroad, but we’re going to take our destination analysis to the next level; from research report to boots-on-the-ground exploration.

We hope you’ll join us on this grand adventure as we help you discover the best places to live abroad based on what’s most important to you!

If you haven’t already, please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and Like a couple of videos so YouTube knows you want to see more from us! Thanks!

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Hola todos! Welcome to my author bio page! Let's see. Where to begin... I grew up in the country on a lake outside a small Kansas farm town. As soon as I could, I got the hell outta there! Since then, I've lived and/or worked in Kansas City, Washington D.C., Denver, San Francisco, and Ecuador. I started and sold a dotcom, wrote a book about it, started a YouTube channel, and now I write a lot. Amelia and I have embraced the Unconventional Life and we want to help you do it, too!

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