Research

24 05, 2018

1. Once Upon an American Expat

By |2019-09-21T21:11:01+00:00May 24th, 2018|Research, Thoughts|2 Comments

Once upon a time, there were two crazy Americans — one formerly naïve and fearful at-home mom turned wiser small business owner and one 53 year old animal whispering large animal trainer. What was crazier was that out of all the gazillion dreams humans can have, they happened to share [...]

30 06, 2018

2. A Checklist for Living Abroad

By |2019-09-21T21:32:39+00:00June 30th, 2018|Research|2 Comments

Ken and I met on Match.com. By the end of our second date, we knew a few key things about each other: I definitely wanted to be married again. Ken despised the religious and governmental institution of marriage. We both wanted to be living abroad some day. That was five [...]

27 10, 2018

4. Expat Living in Central America

By |2019-09-21T21:20:42+00:00October 27th, 2018|Research|19 Comments

When we began to get really serious about researching possible expat destinations, the world became surprisingly small. For several reasons, expat living in Central America — OR the northern tip of South America — were our best options. Reason #1—I wasn't going to volunteer to be half a world away from [...]

19 03, 2019

5. Panama Expat Life Reconnaissance

By |2019-09-21T21:37:10+00:00March 19th, 2019|Research|11 Comments

After applying our our Living Abroad Checklist to several Central and South American countries and choosing Panama, the next phase of #OPERATIONEXPAT was an official reconnaissance mission to scope out areas where Ken and I would live our Panama expat life. It went down at the tail end of the [...]