GringosAbroad Ecuador

Expats Everywhere

Planning your retirement in Ecuador? Here’s what you need to know about US taxes for expats in Ecuador. This is a guest post by Ines Zemelman with Taxes for Expats. Full bio. US Taxes For Expats: What You Need to Consider You’ve done the hard part – spent the last 30 years of your life [...]

How Moving Abroad Has Benefited Our Family

Expats Everywhere

In The Happy Expat Family I interviewed 16 expat families living all around the world. Something that stands out in each of the interviews is how each of the families benefited from the move. These are some of their comments. Enjoy! How Moving Abroad Has Benefited Our Family: Tracey Krause (Expat Mom Living in Ecuador) “I [...]

Don’t Take Your First World Problems Abroad

Expats Everywhere, Our Perspective

Some expats are doomed to failure. They get off the plane complaining about something. The moment they check-in at their hotel they hit Facebook to complain about the taxi service, small portions, or the unbelievable rainy weather. And they send nasty emails to anyone who sees the glass half-full. But… This Isn’t Like Home! A [...]

The 10 Types of Expats (Reasons Why People Move Abroad)

Expats Everywhere

Ever wonder why people move abroad? It’s easy to think of workers and retirees, but what about the rest of us? In this detailed infographic (by Internations), you’ll learn about the ten types of expats. (See the full inforgraphic below.) Here is the full breakdown of ten types of expats.  10 Types of Expats The [...]

Dealing With Bad Days Abroad: How 7 Expat Families Cope

Expats Everywhere

The life of an expat can be amazing! Days can be full of new experiences and adventures. And then other days can be really difficult. I recently interviewed some expat families and asked them how they deal with the bad days abroad. 7 Expat Families Explain: How To Deal With Bad Days Abroad The Hamori Family are Canadians [...]

Our First Book: The Happy Expat Family

Expats Everywhere, Our Perspective

Update (Jan 8, 2015): We released the revised version of our book. It is now in Kindle format and has an active table of contents. The name changed from “Expat Family Handbook” to “The Happy Expat Family” to better reflect what the book is about.  We are so excited about our first book! It took [...]

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 ( 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. Homeschooling For Expat Families? I can [...]

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