Author archive: Lain Livingston

Countries Nicaragua
Is Moving to Nicaragua a Good Idea for You?
November 16, 2016
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Is Moving to Nicaragua a Good Idea for You?
Here’s the deal… nobody can say whether or not moving to Nicaragua is a good idea for you. Only you can answer that, and the only way for you to know is to go check it out for yourself. But before you spend your time visiting a country that could potentially be a bad fit for […]
General
Can These 7 Movies Inspire You Into Living Abroad?
October 27, 2016
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Can These 7 Movies Inspire You Into Living Abroad?
For the most part, I am a hopeless romantic. I get inspired and swept away in Disney-like fairy tale endings, emotional love songs and of course, a move abroad on a whim. Over the years, there have been a handful of movies that have inspired me to get up and go or left me yearning for the ability to. I’ve compiled a list of my favorites. Here they are...
Costa Rica Countries
Retiring Abroad to Grecia, Costa Rica and Preparing for End of Life with Expat, Tom Mayer
January 27, 2016
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Expat Tom Mayer of Grecia, Costa Rica shares with Lain Livingston about retired life in Grecia, prepping for end-of-life and much more...
Uruguay
Carlos Paez Vilaro – My Favorite Uruguayan Artist
January 25, 2016
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Carlos Paez Vilaro – My Favorite Uruguayan Artist
Many of you are probably already familiar with Carlos Paez Vilaro, but I’m sure many of you are not as well. I have a bit of a personal experience with him, well kind of. I didn’t meet him, but I do have one of his original paintings, and he personalized it to my wife and I. So, I’ll attempt to share a little about him and will also explain how I ended up with one of his original paintings...
Spain
Expat Life in Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain with Casie Tennin
October 28, 2015
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Expat, Casie Tennin shares her likes and dislikes to expat life in Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain. She even mentions when it come to retirement, Fregenal de la Sierra is where she plans to settle down...
Spain
Conquering Spanish in Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain
October 17, 2015
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Expat, Casie Tennin shares about conquering Spanish and overcoming fears of learning a new language while living in a small village...
Ecuador
Exploring in Ecuador Before Buying in Ecuador
October 8, 2015
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Tom Saunders of San Clemente, Ecuador compares renting versus buying when first moving to Ecuador...
Countries Ecuador
Expats Building Dreams and Finding Freedom in San Clemente, Ecuador
October 1, 2015
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Expat, Tom Saunders shares about building a real estate business and finding freedom in the coastal town of San Clemente, Ecuador...
Countries Uruguay
Where is Uruguay Located in South America?
September 12, 2015
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Where is Uruguay Located in South America?
​So, where is Uruguay you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked. Let me tell you just where it is...
Countries Ecuador Safety Topics
Safety for Expats… Oh the Paranoia
September 5, 2015
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Safety for Expats… Oh the Paranoia
I remember a night when I came across a short post in a popular Facebook group for Expats in Ecuador. A member posted a simple question asking what all the police activity was in the popular expat city of Cuenca because there were a lot of cops with lights at many of the street intersections...
Books
Book Review – “At Home Anywhere” by Rob Robideau
August 31, 2015
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Book Review – “At Home Anywhere” by Rob Robideau
My expectations were surpassed on this read. Rob has a way of addressing the basics and foundation that everyone moving abroad should address. If there was a 101 class for expats, this would probably be it. I would consider it part of my manifesto. I also like the length - not too short, not too long...
Countries Uruguay
Uruguay Beach Towns – Top 10 List (#7 Is My Favorite)
August 28, 2015
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Uruguay Beach Towns – Top 10 List (#7 Is My Favorite)
I felt at home the moment I landed in Uruguay. But I fell in love with Uruguay once I hit the beach towns on Uruguay's coastline. There is something special about Uruguay beach towns. Miles of pristine untouched beaches, underdeveloped surf towns, shabby chic ocean front villages and more developed waterfront cities provide...
Countries Philippines Topics
How Expats Can Fight Human Trafficking with Jimmy Barnes
August 26, 2015
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Jimmy Barnes of Breaking Out Corporation shares about human trafficking in countries like Costa Rica and the Philippines and how expats can help in the fight against it.
Books Countries Philippines
Book Review – “Retiring to the Philippines” by Gary McMurrain
August 25, 2015
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Book Review – “Retiring to the Philippines” by Gary McMurrain
“Retiring to the Philippines: The Best Move You Will Ever Make!” By: Gary McMurrain I don’t have much knowledge or experience with the Philippines. I found this quick read to be a wonderful first introduction to the possibilities of the Philippines being a great destination to move abroad. Gary does a fantastic job of highlighting the […]
Countries Ecuador General
Living Among the Indigenous Tribe in Ecuador that Killed his Father
July 7, 2015
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In this Rare interview, Steve Saint share the story of how his father was speared to death by Huaorani tribe in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. Steve later moved into the Amazon to live with the very tribe that killed his father. Steve also shares how you can experience a once in a lifetime trip […]
Countries Ecuador
Living Like Locals in Loja, Ecuador
June 24, 2015
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Lily Ann Fouts, author of Live Like a Local in Loja shares about the details and nuances that make Loja a great alternative to more popular expat destinations such as Cuenca or Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
Costa Rica Countries
Escaping the American Dream to Grecia, Costa Rica
June 18, 2015
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Expat, Landon Carlson shares about making the transition from the typical American life to becoming an expat and travel blogging from Grecia, Costa Rica.
Countries Ecuador
Healthy & Happy in Crucita, Ecuador
May 28, 2015
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Mary Anne Dorward shares about her new found health and happiness as an expat living abroad in Crucita, Ecuador.
Countries Ecuador
Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador with Teenagers
May 21, 2015
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Michael and DeAnna Gossman share about moving abroad to Cuenca, Ecuador with their two teenage daughters.
General Money
Create a Virtual Income to Fund Your New Life Abroad with Caitlin Pyle
May 6, 2015
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Caitlin Pyle, founder of ProofReadAnywhere.com shares how she has created a virtual income to fund her move abroad to become an expat in Cuenca, Ecuador.