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Donating what we don't need anymore for a move abroad

The Strange Joy of Shedding Possessions for a Move Abroad

  For the third and probably last time, I have shed a big percentage of my possessions and am heading out of the country. I am moving abroad with just a few suitcases. The photo above was the scene outside my
cost of living in Portugal

What It Costs to Live in Portugal

  I’ve sung the praises of traveling for cheap in Portugal before after being impressed by how reasonably priced it was when I visited for a couple weeks. But what does it cost to actually live there as an expat? Here
cheapest places to live Vietnam

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2018

Each year I do an updated rundown of the cheapest places to live in the world. If you move abroad from a supposed rich country to any of them on this list, you should be able to cut your expenses in
Escape to Mexico

You’re Free to Leave the Asylum

An American passport can get you into 174 countries around the world. In many of those countries it’s possible to become a legal resident—or just keep renewing a tourist visa. There’s no rule saying you have to stay in the country
empty beach in central america

Living Abroad: If It’s All Over the News, You’re Probably Too Late

One of the most frequent questions I’ll get about A Better Life for Half the Price is, “Why did you leave out Costa Rica?” Not far behind is, “Why did you leave out Spain?” Then “I noticed that Belize isn’t in