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    Immigration Entry Requirements You must have a valid U.S. passport to enter New Zealand, but a visa is not required. You may visit New Zealand for up to three months Read more »
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    Work in New Zealand

    EconomyNew Zealand has a mixed economy that operates on free market principles. Its over US$186 billion gross domestic product (GDP) is ranked fifty-fourth in the world by the World Bank Read more »
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    Live in New Zealand

     Geography and ClimateNew Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean about 1,200 miles southeast of its neighbor Australia, across the Tasman Sea. The country is divided into two main Read more »
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    Live in the Netherlands

    Geography and ClimateFacing the North Sea to its west and north, Belgium to its south and Germany to its east, the Netherlands (meaning lowlands in Dutch) has battled the sea Read more »
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    Immigration Entry requirements As a participant in Europe’s Schengen Agreement, the Netherlands allows U.S. citizens to enter the country for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without Read more »
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    Work in Mexico

    EconomyMexico has a large and relatively stable free market economy. Its gross domestic product (GDP) of nearly US$1.3 trillion was ranked twelfth globally by the World Bank (2013) out of Read more »
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    Live in Mexico

     Geography and ClimateDespite its Latin American ties, Mexico is located in North America. Mexico is south of the U.S., north of Belize and Guatemala and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean Read more »
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    ImmigrationEntry RequirementsYou must have a valid passport and, if applicable, a valid U.S. Resident Alien Card (Green Card) or U.S. visa. Minors must also travel with a valid passport. Minor Read more »
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    Work in Norway

    EconomyNorway is a very prosperous country with a strong private sector, a large state sector and an extensive social safety net. The World Bank (2012) ranked the country’s nearly US$500 Read more »
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    Move to Norway

    Immigration Entry Requirements As a participant in Europe’s Schengen Agreement, Norway allows U.S. citizens to enter the country for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a Read more »
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    Live in Norway

    Geography and ClimateKnown as “the land of the midnight sun,” Norway stretches up the western coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula to the Arctic Circle. The Norwegian Sea, Sweden, Finland, the Read more »
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A View Abroad

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When I returned to the Bay Area from Mexico a little over 7 years ago, my experience as an expat in Puerto Vallarta reshaped my life and led to the creation of myinternationaladventure.com, an online guide to help aspiring expats move, live and work abroad.We launched MYIA in January of 2013 with just 10 country profiles and a few articles. Read more »

Living Abroad

Dr. Santiago Hernandez
Most expats know that healthcare in Mexico is generally half the cost of similar services in the United States. But is the quality of healthcare in Mexico comparable to the U.S. and Canada?According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mexico’s healthcare system ranked sixty-first out of 190 countries it studied. By contrast, Canada ranked thirtieth and the United States thirty-seventh. Read more »

Adventurers Abroad

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Puerto Vallarta is an easy place to love. Just ask the nearly 2 million people who visit this popular international beach resort city every year. Wedged between the rugged Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains and the beaches of Banderas Bay, PV or Vallarta, as the locals call the city, is on the checklist of many aspiring expats who are thinking about Read more »

Entrepreneurs Abroad

John and Florence Youden Nice,France
Life has been good to John Youden. After years of business success in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the 56-year-old Canadian recently sold his publishing business and bought homes in Nice, France and Lisbon, Portugal to live the life of a globe-hopping expat entrepreneur.Youden moved to Puerto Vallarta in the late 1980s from Prince Rupert, British Columbia and decided to stay when Read more »

More Articles & Blogs

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When I returned to the Bay Area from Mexico a little over 7 years ago, my experience as an expat in Puerto Vallarta reshaped my life and led to the creation of myinternationaladventure.com, an online guide to help aspiring expats move, live and work abroad.We launched MYIA in January of 2013 with just 10 country profiles and a few articles. Read more »
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Our latest MYIA Adventurers Abroad story, “Puerto Vallarta Is an Easy Place to Love,” features native Chicagoan Maria O’Connor who has now lived half her life in this self-described “Jewel of the Mexican Riviera.”Maria O’Connor, 52, moved to Puerto Vallarta when she was just 26. “I really hated Chicago weather, and, as trite as that sounds, it was the impetus Read more »
Dr. Santiago Hernandez
Our top story for July, “Healthcare in Mexico,” helps answers a lot of healthcare questions many of you have been asking, particularly the quality of the healthcare provided south of the border.For answers, we spoke with Dr. Santiago Hernandez a successful primary care doctor who attends to nearly 1,000 expat patients in his Chapala Med offices in Chapala and Guadalajara.“I am Read more »
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Political turmoil in both the U.K. and the U.S. this year may swell the ranks of expats worldwide.When a majority of voters in the U.K recently gave a thumbs-up to leaving the European Union, the search term “move to Canada” spiked 230 percent on Google, according to the BBC. Immigration New Zealand says its website received more than 5,500 visits Read more »
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Millennials in Mexico are driving the purchase of smartphones in that country, helping to triple purchases in just one year.According to TechCrunch, an online technology-focused magazine, Smartphone ownership in Mexico grew from just under 18 percent in the second quarter of 2014 to nearly 60 percent by the third quarter of 2015. EMarketer reports that Mexico had over 63 million Read more »
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Last week over 17 million voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union after 43 years of marriage. Is the European Union facing a confidence crisis?Findings from a new study of 10 European Union countries representing 80 percent of the E.U.’s total population by The Pew Research Center seem to support that belief.Pew reports that after prolonged Read more »
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Our top story this month is “Major Changes to the Judicial System in Mexico,” which reviews groundbreaking changes to the centuries-old system of justice in Mexico, which didn’t really provide justice for all.In a nutshell, the new system introduces two major changes.First, it provides for oral hearings and trials, a major departure from the written hearings and trials that have Read more »
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We hit the adventurer trail to Mexico this June in our new article, “Life Along Lake Chapala,” where we follow the adventures…and I do mean adventures…of Judy Dykstra-Brown.Born and raised in western South Dakota, Judy leaves most expats in the dust when it comes to a life of adventure.Consider this, how many of you have been stranded on an island Read more »