A Determined Expat Finds His Business Niche in Belize

A Determined Expat Finds His Business Niche in Belize

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January 22, 2019

Kenny Guinn loves to laugh, even at himself. The owner of a thriving laundry service in tropical Ambergris Caye recalls telling his friends he’d bought the business: “They pointed out that I’ve never liked doing laundry. My reply was, ‘Yes, but nobody’s ever paid me to do it before.’” Ambergris Caye is a fascinating, fun Read more...: A Determined Expat Finds His Business Niche in Belize

Enjoying a Dramatic Change of Scene, in San Miguel de Allende

Enjoying a Dramatic Change of Scene, in San Miguel de Allende

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December 20, 2018

San Miguel de Allende, in the mountains of central Mexico in a region known as the Colonial Highlands, has a long legacy of expat education. After World War II, veterans discovered that they could use their GI Bill to attend the famed Instituto Allende; there were—and still are—a variety of art classes and Spanish-language lessons...

An Immersive Learning Experience in Portugal

An Immersive Learning Experience in Portugal

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December 20, 2018

Why am I content living in Portugal? I was often asked that question by family and friends in the States when I moved here in 2012. Here’s what I wrote then: “A herd of goats files into the pasture below my patio. It’s 10 a.m., but I only know that because that’s when the milking finishes in the animals’ ancient stone quarters across the road. Distant bells from the village church are also a clue...

Making Music and Chasing Big Ideas in Lago Mar, Panama

Making Music and Chasing Big Ideas in Lago Mar, Panama

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November 23, 2018

My wife, Sami, and I ventured into expat life in August 2016. We recently relocated to a condo community called Ensenada Beach Resort at Lago Mar, in the San Carlos district of Panama. I’ve been a part-time gigging musician for many years. In 2016 I even published a book on the subject, for musicians. That book inspired a business idea...

Perfect Weather and a Lively Music Scene in Medellín, Colombia

Perfect Weather and a Lively Music Scene in Medellín, Colombia

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November 23, 2018

Don Mouton was first attracted to Medellín and its music scene during one of his many vacation trips to the city. One evening he stopped into La Cabaña del Recuerdo, a tango bar in the nearby town of Envigado, to catch some live music. “It’s like a step back in time to a 1940s club,” Don says. “From the old musical instruments and vinyl records hanging on the wall...