“Kathleen, I would love to see an article on where is the best place to retire that has the least amount of biting insects! For me, biting insects is a deal-breaker when it comes to deciding on where to live.
–Todd L., United States
Take the beach (any beach…anywhere) off your list. Focus on city living.
I’d suggest taking a look at Medellin, for example, where the bugs are indeed few.
–Wolfgang C., United States
“Kathleen, I just finished reading your newsletter about nine reasons not to move overseas, and #9 really resonated with me, from the standpoint of a child who did move around all of her earlier years.
“My father was in the Air Force, and the only time I actually lived overseas was on Okinawa, but the experience of learning new places and meeting new people every few years was an invaluable education. I think (I hope!) that our lifestyle made me a little more adaptable in later years. People often ask wasn’t it hard, but it was all I knew, and I loved it!”
–Debbie D., United States