Stripped Bare, Here Was The Idea…
Oct. 27, 2011, Waterford, Ireland: What you need perhaps more than anything when conceiving a plan to retire, live, or do business overseas is a healthy level of naive enthusiasm.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
I had packaged the weeklong tour of Ireland, marketed it to readers of the travel magazine I was publishing at the time, and then decided to tag along for the trip with my parents and my then 8-year-old daughter. It was a chance for a family vacation that doubled as a preliminary scouting expedition.
My first travel adventures with best friends from high school and college had planted the seed, which, thanks to the whole world perspective of Agora, the publishing company where I was working, was then nurtured by dozens of business trips to London, Paris, Hong Kong, and beyond in the dozen-plus years to follow. By the time of this Ireland discovery tour, I had a clear personal agenda: I wanted to live in Europe.