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  • Panama is offering a new way for digital nomads to stay, eat, work and surf

    04/25/2018 8:35:38 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Lonely Planet ^ | April 19, 2018 | Martina Gili
    Imagine traveling the world, surfing the waves of unspoilt beaches, meeting new people – and still being able to work remotely with unwavering Wi-Fi, in a community of like-minded wanderers and digital nomads. All of this, at a price you can afford. That is what Selina, a Panamanian hospitality network, has set out to offer. Bridging the gap between hostels and boutique hotels, Selina adds extra features like unique co-working spaces, yoga and meditation classes, as well as local travel experiences at stunning locations in Central America. Co-working spaces bring together people from different companies, industries and countries in a...
  • Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.

    04/15/2018 12:29:43 AM PDT · by SmarterJr · 27 replies
    the newyork times ^ | APRIL 14, 2018 | RONDA KAYSEN
    Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world. Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s play cafe and preschool near Seattle before she renounced her American middle-class existence in August 2016, fed up with what she described as a stifling, consumerist culture.
  • Retirement is expensive. Here’s what to do about it

    03/17/2018 6:41:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 03/17/2018 | Mitch Tuchman
    You probably think of your own home as your largest expense in life. Perhaps your kids, if you think of them as expenses. A recent study, in fact, estimated that buying a house and raising a child cost about the same — $245,300 for the house and $278,300 to raise a child from birth to age 18. How does that compare to the cost of retirement? Quitting work costs three times more, believe it or not. The average retirement in the United States runs $738,400. That feels like a made-up number, as precise as it might appear. Naturally, what you...
  • Why French expats are unmoved by Macron's appeal to return to France

    09/29/2017 5:43:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 29 September 2017 16:32 CEST+02:00
    President Emmanuel Macron has upped his efforts to persuade French expatriates, whether in the UK or the US, to come home, but many French abroad told The Local they think his appeals are meaningless. During the French president’s trip to the United Nations in New York, he made an appearance in front of hundreds of French citizens who have made a new home for themselves in the US. Standing in front of a huge French tricolore flag, Macron proudly told them France is now “the land of conquest”. This follows an appearance in London prior to his election, where he...
  • Hello From Spain

    04/17/2017 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 165 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/17/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Because my wife wanted to be closer to her Grandchildren who live in England and we were looking to retire I decided to leave America and move to Spain in March 2016. Since I didn't know how busy it was going to be I left FR also but now that we are settled in I can afford to spend a bit more time on the site and share my impressions of the country. Spain has a lot of things conservatives would actually appreciate and I wish America would follow their lead. The most admired thing there is no entitlement mentality...
  • Can You Still Be a Good American if You're an Expat Living Abroad?

    05/21/2017 4:12:38 PM PDT · by ThankYouFreeRepublic · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 21, 2017 | Chuck Bolotin
    As the founder of Best Places in the World to Retire, I’ve spoken with more than a thousand expats, many of whom have told me of instances where they were told that because they lived outside the US, they were no longer entitled to be called “an American,” that they were unpatriotic, or in extreme cases, that they were traitors. Not only do I reject these charges, but I believe that those making them don’t understand what it means to be “an American.” There is no better statement of what it means to be an American than...
  • 'I am ashamed of the country I onced served' (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2017 2:42:36 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st February 2017 | BBC News
    When Donald Trump won the US election on 8 November last year, Americans who voted for him rejoiced. Others were ambivalent. And still others expressed alarm. But some were so concerned that they began considering their options for leaving the US altogether. Following one of the most divisive US elections in recent history, following on the heels of the similarly divisive vote for Brexit in the UK, we asked if people were making plans to leave the country because of the uncertainty and political climate. Our question was met with hundreds of compelling, sometimes polarising and often worried responses. These...
  • Meet the people leaving Trump's America

    01/25/2017 7:23:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 4, 2017 | By Elizabeth Garone
    When people first started talking about Donald Trump running for president, Sarah thought it was a joke and not something she had to take seriously. But then on 8 November, she says the “unthinkable” happened; Trump won the election. Sarah immediately called her husbandand told him, “That’s it. I want to go, and I’m not kidding.” His response, she says: “I know. We can go.” So, next month, Sarah, 43, her husband, 45, and their two school-aged daughters will uproot themselves from the small Midwest town and leave the US for a country thousands of miles away. They have no...
  • Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand. Ruth Bader Ginsberg wasn’t the only one thinking this.

    12/25/2016 10:11:15 AM PST · by tired&retired · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Anna Fifield
    The prospect of a Trump presidency led to some prominent Americans — including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — joking, or perhaps half-joking, that they would move to New Zealand. Ginsburg gave a nod to this splendid isolation during an interview with the New York Times in July. “‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’” Ginsburg said her husband would be urging if Trump won the election. Billy Crystal had the same idea. “I might consider finding a nice little ranch in New Zealand,” he told Australian media earlier this year. (By the way, Billy, we...
  • [From 2014] What States are the Freest? This Map Shows Americans Where to Go If They Crave Liberty

    12/17/2016 4:15:48 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    The John Locke Foundation just published its First In Freedom Index, a report that compares and ranks the relative freedom of all fifty states.
  • Canada or Bust: Airline Offers Anti-Trump Celebrities Free Flights to Canada

    11/10/2016 6:54:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Peg it Board News ^ | November 10,2016
    Allan Jones, CEO of Tennessee-based Jones Airways, is offering free one-way flights to Canada for Hollywood celebrities who promised to leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency. In a video posted to Facebook, which has received more than 600,000 views thus far, multiple celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Alec Baldwin are offered a complimentary flight across the northern border on a Falcon 900 jet. “All these individuals said that they will move to Canada,” a man identified as “Money Mark” says. “Therefore, Jones Airways will put them aboard this beautiful, luxurious Falcon 900 at no charge for a...
  • Trump Wins Exit Polls Among Israeli Absentee Voting

    11/03/2016 10:26:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 3, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    According to the result of an exit poll taken among absentee voters in Israel, Donald Trump would better serve the interests of the Jewish nation rather than Hillary Clinton as president. Trump received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, while Clinton got 44%, according to the poll conducted by get-out-the-vote organization iVoteIsrael and KEEVOON Global Research. The poll found a split between the two major-party candidates in New York, New Jersey, California, and Maryland. However, the swing state of Florida went to Trump outright. The total number of votes coming from Israel, 30,000, is lower than the 80,000 who turned out...
  • Exclusive: Trump beats Clinton in Israeli absentee-voter exit poll

    11/02/2016 10:00:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    Trump received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, while Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got 44%, according to the poll conducted by get-out-the-vote organization iVoteIsrael and KEEVOON Global Research. Another 2% voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson, and the rest chose “other” or said they voted for Congress and not a presidential candidate
  • Trump campaign targets 300,000 U.S. voters in Israel

    09/05/2016 10:35:23 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/5/2016 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Donald Trump and the Republican Party are trying to win over 300,000 people living in Israel with U.S. voting rights, targeting large expatriate clusters in Jerusalem and several other areas. Campaign workers there are going door-to-door, handing out information in shopping malls and reaching potential voters via social networks, according to the Al-Monitor website. They're using the slogan "Trump: The Israeli Interest" in an effort to convince Jewish voters he would be their best advocate, and have set up a Hebrew-language website. Tzvika Brot, who is directing the Trump campaign in Israel, argued that 80 percent of Americans in Israel...
  • A Slice of the Confederacy in the Interior of Brazil

    05/08/2016 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2016 | Simon Romero
    On a stage festooned with Confederate flags, a singer was belting out “Dixieland Delight” by Alabama near an obelisk honoring the Americans who fled to this outpost in the aftermath of the Civil War. “We’re not racists,” said Cícero Carr, 54, an engineer whose great-great-grandfather hailed from Texas. Wearing a fedora featuring the rebel battle flag, he explained in Portuguese, “We’re just revering our ancestors who had the good sense to settle in Brazil.” At the annual celebration of Brazil’s self-described Confederados one scorching Sunday in April, Confederate flags adorned the hoop-skirted gowns of young belles and the trucker caps...
  • Sanders wins Democrats Abroad global primary

    03/21/2016 9:54:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 11:29 AM EDT | Hope Yen
    Bernie Sanders has scored a big win in the Democrats Abroad global primary. The party says 34,570 U.S. citizens living abroad in 38 countries cast votes by Internet, mail and in person from March 1-8. Sanders received 69 percent of the vote to earn nine of the 13 delegates at stake. Hillary Clinton won 31 percent, picking up four delegates. It’s an important victory for Sanders, who was swept by Clinton in five states last Tuesday. Still, Sanders continues to trail Clinton by more than 300 delegates. …
  • Nova Scotia Island Offers Refuge to Americans Seeking to Escape a Trump Presidency

    03/09/2016 9:15:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/09/2016 | Rod Kackley
    Rosie O’Donnell, Samuel L. Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the celebrities who promise to leave the U.S. if Donald Trump wins the White House in November. The New York Daily News published “The Complete Guide to Fleeing President Donald Trump’s America” the morning after the billionaire celebrated his Super Tuesday primary wins. Singapore, Ecuador, Mexico, and Austria were given positions of prominence in the Daily News guide. But what about Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia? The people who call the 3,981-square-mile island located east-northeast of the mainland home are actively recruiting American expats who...
  • To Flee Donald Trump’s America, You Will Need the Right Documents

    03/02/2016 11:27:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 2, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    The New York Daily News is a viciously left-wing newspaper that carries a special grudge against Donald Trump. It therefore offers its readers a complete guide to fleeing President Trump's America. So how does a Trump foe make the big move to more progressive pastures in 2016? And of all the Trump-free countries, which is best for a soon-to-be-expat? The Daily News rates five top prospects for emigration, beginning with Singapore: As a bonus, Singapore boasts the No. 1 most efficient health care system in the world, as rated by Bloomberg. The U.S. ranks at No. 44, and could dip...
  • The complete guide to fleeing President Donald Trump's America

    03/01/2016 9:39:26 PM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Don't wanna live here if this spray-tanned, megalomaniac, compulsive liar is elected to the highest office in the land? Don't worry, neither do we. Take a look at all your options if Donald Trump is (God forbid) wins the presidency.
  • Canadian island to Americans: Move here if Trump wins

    02/17/2016 12:31:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/16 | Mark Hensch
    A Canadian island is urging Americans to make it their new home should Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump win the White House in November. “Hi Americans!” a statement on a tourism website for Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, reads. "Donald Trump may become the next president of your country. If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island?" The statement adds: "Don’t wait until Election Day to find somewhere else to live! “Start now – that way, on Election Day, you just hop on a bus to start...