Happier than a Billionair

10 07 2012

I’m in the middle of reading this book called Happier than a Billionair. It’s about a couple that quit their jobs and moved to Costa Rica. It’s extraordinary. If you have your own expatriate dreams, especially if these dreams have anything to do with moving to Costa Rica, you want to read this book.

 

I’ll post an in-depth review of the book once I’ve completed reading it. So far, it’s fabulous! It is filled with great stories, lots of humor and adventure along with good information…





Where to go?

6 09 2010

This is a most difficult decision to make. I would think that the best way to make a choice about where to live, what country and city to choose, would be to visit prospective destinations and find a good match. Fall in love. Move in together. Then marry. You know the drill. But, there are problems with this. I have limited experience traveling, and I don’t have a ton of money to journey around the world to try everything out.

So, I’ll begin traveling around the web. Searching specifically on the potential destinations themselves–sure that’s a good idea. But a better idea is to try to find out about a good fit from the eyes of expatriates. And so, I found this:

From www.expatify.com, here is a list of top 10 countries for expats:

  1. Argentina
  2. Thailand
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Australia
  5. Italy
  6. Brazil
  7. Spain
  8. Mexico
  9. South Africa
  10. Costa Rica

The link above includes a description of why these are top picks, and the reasoning makes great sense.

As for me, I’ll continue investigating until I decide on two destinations. Then, I’ll go visit these places in person. Limiting choices is good!