expats

5 Of The Top Countries With An Established Expat Community

Expat bbq

I’m most of the way through Alain De Botton’s “The Consolations Of Philosophy.” It’s an entertaining collection of teachings from the ancient greats… and how they can be applied to help us survive the challenges of 21st-century life. The book has many takeaways. But it was the chapter on Epicurus that made me think of …

5 Of The Top Countries With An Established Expat Community Read More »

The Pros And Cons Of Living In An Area With High Tourism

A tourist town in Europe with lots of people outside the square

Two years ago, we moved our four kids to school in Tramore, a coastal town in Ireland’s “sunny southeast” (which I introduced you to last week). Now that they’ve established friendships (and hear talk of melted chocolate donuts in the holiday shops), they’ve been asking, at least once a week, when we can move there. …

The Pros And Cons Of Living In An Area With High Tourism Read More »

Pros And Cons Of Living In A Tourist Area

Tourist center

Plus: Moving Furniture Abroad After living for six years in Punta del Este, Uruguay, I swore to myself that I’d never, ever live in a tourist area again. Never. And that includes places with large numbers of expats, which can have the same impact as large numbers of tourists. But after making that declaration, I …

Pros And Cons Of Living In A Tourist Area Read More »