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Today Everyone Has the Opportunity to Become a Foreign Correspondent

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 15, 2020

My driver, Mustafa, was pointing out a derelict, hilltop pillbox from which soldiers once kept armed watch over Lebanon’s war-torn Bekaa Valley…when my phone chirped. It was a hotel consultant from Australia. He was desperate for help. When I hung up, I told Mustafa of the conversation. “Not a problem,” he said. “I’m hungry, anyway, […]

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Starting a Business in Modern, Convenient Panama

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 12, 2020

Known for its excellent infrastructure, internet coverage, and cosmopolitan capital, Panama is both comfortable and convenient. Its strategic location between North and South America—just about three hours by plane from Miami—has a lot to do with this. And though Panama is warm and tropical, it’s also completely outside the region’s hurricane belt. When Oasis B&B […]

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I Doubled My Income by Moving to Panama

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 11, 2020

Rod Larrivee, 55, first began considering a move abroad in 2008 following a conversation with a friend. Three years before, he’d launched an online business from home, helping companies with search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click advertising campaigns. “I was speaking to an online friend that did the same thing, who then was living in […]

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Teach Chinese Kids English: All You Need Is a Laptop and WiFi

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 30, 2019

San Juan del Sur is a laidback town set in a horseshoe bay on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, where beers cost no more than a dollar, and life centers around the all-encapsulating beach. It’s not a place you’d expect to find Chinese students eager to learn English. Yet, for Canadians and U.S. expats living […]

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