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Is Renting a House Abroad a Good Option?

June 14th, 2013

Is Renting a House Abroad a Good Option? By Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Expert on Living Abroad   Living abroad has a lot to offer to those of us who have found ourselves dubbed by social media as either baby boomers, empty-nesters or anxious retirees. There are lots of us! Many are women, too. Some of us are single women. Others have partners. A significant number of us are in search of a lifestyle that is a bit different from our parent\’s lives when they retired. We\’re not interested in sitting at the end of the road twiddling our thumbs and baking cookies. Our lives prior... Read More

Living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

May 18th, 2013

Living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico By Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Expert on Living Abroad   I\’m an international house sitter and world traveler. I\’ve been traveling long-term for almost nine years now, often using this comfortable and inexpensive housing solution to make my travels easier. I tend to take care of the homes of expatriates, largely British, American and Canadian expats. So although I am not an expatriate myself, I certainly have had the pleasure of enjoying the homes, gardens, pets and exotic locations of many successful retirees who have chosen to live... Read More

Can Learning a Second Language Save Your Gray Cells?

April 11th, 2013

Can Learning a Second Language Save Your Gray Cells? By Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Expert on Living Abroad Women are on the road. Women of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and cultures are discovering the many joys of travel, even traveling solo. It is the truth that today\’s woman is more independent than ever before. I recently received plenty of evidence of this phenomena while attending Spanish school at the Malaca Instituto in Spain for two weeks. Yes, there were also plenty of young men and women at the institute, but I was most impressed by the students over 50 who were enthusiastically... Read More

Living in Ireland – A Nature Lover\’s Perspective

March 3rd, 2013

  By Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Expert on Living Abroad While I am not an expatriate, I do live abroad for up to ninety-day stretches at a time as an international house sitter. I have also enjoyed long-term rentals on numerous occasions. I now reap the benefits of having lifelong friends all over the world. Many offer us their guest houses free of charge. Having enjoyed a quiet life in various communities, it shouldn’t be surprising that I’ve grown attached to some of these lovely destinations. Since I am a compulsive wanderer, I would have trouble settling anywhere on a permanent basis... Read More

Living Abroad as an International House Sitter

January 14th, 2013

If you have ever dreamed of living abroad, you are not alone. There are a growing number of boomers who have packed up their belongings in order to establish residency in a new country. Americans and Canadians often wander south to warmer climates found in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, or Ecuador. Northern Europeans have moved in droves to Spain, Italy, Portugal and other locations. However, did you know that there is a way to live abroad without settling in one specific location or setting up housekeeping for good? I am referring to international house sitting, a form of long-term travel... Read More