November 2014

Are you thinking about an Ecuador retirement? Over the past five years, we've written a lot about Ecuador living. But it's always good to get another perspective. In the past couple of years, many Ecuador expats have discovered Kindle books. The has lead to an explosion of first-person accounts. Of course, some of them are not [...]

Our Cost of Living: Sailing Around the World (Dana Greyson)

Expats Everywhere

Interested in the cost of living about a sailboat while cruising around the world? It is surprisingly inexpensive. Dana Greyson and Wayne Seitz (GalleyWenchTales.com) are experienced sailors and share all their specifics in this details cost of living post. Lets get started... For us, traveling by sailboat ("cruising") is a bit like an RV on the water, [...]

When a family starts thinking about extended travel or moving abroad they may start thinking about homeschooling. Homeschooling can be a hot topic. A lot of people have strong opinions about it. If you are thinking about making the switch to homeschooling, don't be put off by negative remarks. I can make positive, well-informed comments [...]

The 61 Top Expat Countries Worldwide

Where to Live

So, where are the top expat countries? What is the best country for expats? It can be a little hard to sort through all the options. Especially given that there are almost 200 countries in the world today. (Current count is between 195-196 depending on if Taiwan is counted). Our readers frequently tell us that [...]

6 Ways We Benefit From Our Ecuador Expat Blog

Everything Expat, Living in Ecuador

This month we celebrate our 5-year anniversary of blogging. In this post, I share some of the benefits of expat blogging. But first, here's a little history. Just a few months after arriving in Ecuador we published our first post (November 2009). Our first site was called Destination Ecuador. We quickly changed it to GringosAbroad and just [...]

My Expat Cost of Living in Muscat, Oman: Carrie Brummer

Expats Everywhere

Interested in the cost of living in Muscat, Oman? Carrie Brummer (ArtistThink.com) is an American expat living in Muscat with her Canadian husband and she shares all the specifics in this post. I'll let her explain... Hello, my name is Carrie Brummer. I currently live in Muscat, Oman with my husband. We recently married and [...]

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