Why Moving Overseas With Young Kids Isn’t Such A Bad Idea

“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.

“Please help!”

–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.


“Kathleen, a suggestion in response to the question you published from Deborah A. recently about English-speaking expats in Medellin, Panama City, and all over the world: www.internations.org.”

–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

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