The Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away from Home: Making a New Life Abroad [NOOK Book]

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For empty-nesters, early retirees, and even established executives, midlife is the ideal time to turn travel fantasies into real and rewarding experiences. This second edition of THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE covers estimating cost-of-living expenses, the dos and don'ts of international health care, the boom in online travel resources, and much more. Whether planning a monthlong escape or a whole new life in another ...
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The Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away from Home: Making a New Life Abroad

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Overview

For empty-nesters, early retirees, and even established executives, midlife is the ideal time to turn travel fantasies into real and rewarding experiences. This second edition of THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE covers estimating cost-of-living expenses, the dos and don'ts of international health care, the boom in online travel resources, and much more. Whether planning a monthlong escape or a whole new life in another country, this empowering guide will encourage mature would-be expats to pursue the overseas adventure they've been craving.

 
  • An accessible primer for midlife adults who long to live or retire in another country, featuring information on choosing a destination, readying finances, working, and keeping the stateside home fires burning.
  • Detailed advice is interspersed with lively and inspiring anecdotes from the author's own adventures, plus interviews with other experienced expats.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307807762
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 893,558
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

ROSANNE KNORR is a seasoned traveler, expatriate, and author of numerous books, including the GROWN-UP’S GUIDE series and Gone with the Wine. Rosanne has been profiled in People Magazine and has appeared on national media including National Public Radio’s Marketplace Money, CNN Travel, CNNfn, NBC Nightly News and ABC Radio Network. Interviews and articles about her work have appeared in Time Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Bon Appetit, American Express Horizons, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vi
Note to Readers     vii
Introduction     viii
The Psyche Behind the Escapee     1
Are You Prepared to Pack It In?     7
Where in the World Will You Go?     17
How to Pay for Your Getaway     28
Costs and How to Cut Them     36
The Work Option     47
Making the Most of Your Time Away     55
Finding a Home Overseas     64
Transplanting Family, Fido 'n' Fluffy     74
Leaving the Roof over Your Head     84
You Can't Take It All with You     90
Personal Packing for Runaways     102
Passports, Visas, and Bureaucratic Follies     107
Transportation: Getting There     113
Transportation: Being There     118
Staying in Touch     123
The Internet Advantage     134
Handling Finances from a Distance     147
Safeguarding Your Health Overseas     155
Protecting Your Person and Property     169
Your Countdown Checklist     178
Settling In     180
Return of the Native     187
Bibliography     190
Index     194
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