things have ushered us into a world without borders... the end of the cold
war and the advent of the world wide web of global communications &
commerce. Today it doesn't make a great deal of
difference where in the world we are located, we can carry on some types
of commerce from anywhere; from an island in the middle of the Caribbean
to a sheep ranch in the the Australian outback. A game of global musical
chairs has begun, and we are now changing places with people willing to
go to America or the UK to work for a wage we no longer consider attractive,
while we begin to move further afield in search of greener pastures. Many
of us are now looking for what might be called a 'life.'
America Index: Living & Investing In South America
- Expat investment & relocation opportunities — quality of life and
real estate values! These things are greater in Latin America as a whole;
especially in the Southern Cone area of South America - - more so
than it is in any other section of the world. In terms of expat-relocation
lifestyle, we cannot think of any place where the opportunities are so
tremendously exciting for expatriate living. There's more agricultural
land in Argentina than all of Europe. Every mineral, every weather pattern...
then there's Brazil; Chile, and a score of other nations. South America
is an excellent choice for a home away from home. Living & Investing
In South America was the first directory we developed and we've been going
back through it and updating the links and resources for over ten years.
One of our first articles was about beach
front condos in Rio de Janeiro for $21,000. We
try to keep our website user friendly and resource rich. It is a fairly
complete directory of South America. This directory and its nations now
include real estate in South America, relocation & investment guides
for South America, and a wide range of resources for moving to and living
in South America. We will soon have a newsletter about living in Brazil.
In Colombia Newsletter: Articles Resources & Videos
- Guess where the next big land rush will take place? Guess where
the next batch of expat millionires will be created? EscapeArtist has been
directing people to nations emerging towards livability and income production
since 1996. What nation is next? Colombia is the answer, and we've a developing
newsletter to provide you the kind of information on Colombia you need.
Are you looking for the next land of opportunity? Does talk of massive
government debt, bankruptcies, foreclosures and unemployment in the USA
have you singing the blues? Escapeartist is about to provide you with an
insider tip to the next ‘in’ location. We are talking about a location
where all the smart money is moving to, a country vast with resources,
a beautiful culture and probably the most attractive women on planet earth.
(It’s true) – Names like Sam Zell (Billionaire) and Carlos Slim (Billionaire)
and many others are investing in Colombia right now. Why are they investing?
Why are tourism rates in Colombia skyrocketing? Why is the Colombian stock
market returning double digit returns? Why is Colombia leading the Latin
American rim in attracting foreign direct investment?
& Central America Countries Index: Living & Investing In Mexico
& Central America - Yes, it's true, Central
America has become a very popular expat destination - - Changes since the
end of the Cold War, advances in telecommunications, especially the internet,
make living in Central America possible without a loss of advanced technology
but with a very enhanced lifestyle. Our dollars go further, the cultures
are exhilarating, the climate superb, the real estate a bargain. On this
page we have the links to each of our Central American indexes, including
Mexico. You might start with our International Relocation Reports
on moving to Central America & Mexico, These reports will supply you
with the information you need, they'll save you money, time and frustration.
Also note that we have properties in Central America & Mexico in our
international real estate marketplace. We now have three magazines for
this region; EscapeFromAmerica Mexico Newsletter the EscapeFromAmerica
Costa Rica Newletter and EscapeFromAmerica Belize Newsletter. [Issues coming
soon - Subscribe.] If you're interested in representing a country in this
region watch the EscapeArtist Partnership Video
In Belize: Articles Resources & Videos
- The EscapeArtist Belize Portal & Newsletter. A combination
of natural factors—climate, the Belize Barrier Reef (longest in the Western
Hemisphere), 127 offshore Cayes (islands), excellent fishing, safe waters
for boating, scuba diving, and snorkeling, various jungle fauna and flora,
helicopter touring and Maya ruins encourage expats to move to Belize.
These factors also support the thriving tourism and ecotourism industry.
Development costs are high, but the Government of Belize has designated
tourism as its second development priority after agriculture. In 2007,
tourist arrivals totaled 251,655 (more than 210,000 from the U.S.) and
tourist receipts amounted to $183.3 million. - Includes a complete Live
In Belize Portal, with real estate
and resources for living in Belize, a Live
In Belize Newsletter with articles
and reports about moving to Belize. Get their free reports on living in
Belize and a Free
In Costa Rica Newsletter
- The EscapeArtist Costa Rica Portal & Newsletter is unique in
its quest for honest, real life stories from people working and living
abroad in Costa Rica. We live in Costa Rica, we know Costa Rica, we believe
that Costa Rica is the expat haven of choice. We look for the opinions,
the advice, the I wish I would have known this then, and the down and dirty
truths from the mouths of those who have experienced it all firsthand.
Escapeartist Costa Rica is dedicated to this true-to-life portrayal of
the country we love. All of our articles are written by people who work,
invest, love, explore, and live the "pura vida" here in Costa Rica.
- Includes a complete Live
In Costa Rica Portal, with real estate and resources for living
in Costa Rica, a Newsletter
with articles and reports about moving to Costa Rica. Get their free reports
on living in Costa Rica and a Free
In Mexico - Retire In Mexico Newsletter
- The Future of Escape to Mexico Magazine - All Things Mexico! “True
stories of real people… living, traveling and working in Mexico.”
It’s authoritative, firsthand experience, not media hype! Come with us
to… Escapeartist Mexico proudly joins the leading line-up of the new Escapeartist.com
country portals, that each are devoted to a single, dream destination.
Our site is the window to everything you want to know if you’re thinking
about escaping to Mexico! As part of the Escapeartist media family,
Escapeartist Mexico adds to a 15-year tradition, extending the value of
the Internet’s longest-standing source of reliable information about living,
working investing, traveling and retiring abroad. It’s a dedication
that’s helped countless couples, singles and families realize their “EscapeArtist
Dreams”. . - Includes a Magazine
with articles and reports about moving to Mexico. Get a Free
In Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali & Asia-Pacific: Living &
Investing In Asia-Pacific - Geographically
speaking, the Asia Pacific region covers an enormous land and sea mass;
and from a socio-political point of view it incorporates an exceptionally
diverse range of nations. However, perhaps the one thing of absolute
note that the region offers expatriate retirees is exceptional choice –
choice in terms of climate, landscape, cost of living, ease of relocation
and quality of life. - From the first world sophistication of cities
like Sydney or Melbourne in Australia to the tropical paradise of the beaches
in Bali… From the tax-free benefits of living in a country
like Vanuatu or Malaysia, to the absolutely breathtaking splendour of a
nation like New Zealand… …All the way through to the exceptional
balance between a low cost of living and a high quality of life on offer
in Thailand… expatriates looking for a perfect place to hang their hat
In The Vanuatu Islands
- Our first newsletter about Vanuatu. Articles on living in Vanuatu,
doing business, real estate, the islands resources and geology. Vanuatu
is considered a tax haven, so you can form corporations and bank in Vanuatu.
Vanuatu, official name, the Republic of Vanuatu. (French: République
de Vanuatu), is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The
archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres (1,090
mi) east of northern Australia.
Videos About Vanuatu
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Caribbean: Living & Investing In The Caribbean
- With lush, green mountains …long beaches with turquoise waters …and lively
little towns in between, the Dominican Republic is one of our favorite
Caribbean Hideaways - When Columbus spotted the coral-rimmed Dominican
Republic, he proclaimed, “This is the fairest land under Heaven.” We have
to agree. The Dominican Republic is home to the highest mountain range
in the entire Caribbean and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in
the world. Yet it may be the least-expensive island in the Caribbean when
it comes to real estate and cost of living. The northern coast of the DR
has long been the most popular spot on the island for tourists, as well
as for foreigners looking to buy property. Visitors to this area usually
fly into the international airport at Puerto Plata. The town itself, which
owes its name (“silver port” in English) to Christopher Columbus (who discovered
the island in 1492), is crowded and bustling.Motorbikes are ubiquitous,
darting in and out and around. - - The Island Of Dominica Is Encouraging
Investment . . . But Not at Any Price - Dominica’s towering central mountain
range, expanses of forest, waterfalls and offshore reefs have together
earned it the name “Nature Island of the Caribbean.”
Living & Investing In Europe - If one
reads literature, one gets the impression that in the 1920's Spain, Germany,
Greece, Italy & France were the most common destination of expats -
- Then after the 2nd World War we are told that it remained much the same,
but began to encompass the Balearic Islands, then Tangiers. Everything
changed with the end of the cold war -- the half of Europe that had been
behind the so-called Iron Curtain opened up, and the race was on.
Which spot provides the most ambiance at the least expense, which spots
appealed to 'super stars' and rock stars, which were best suited as retirement
havens? Europe has a lot to offer. More culture, with a greater degree
of diversity than any other region of the world. What you pay for what
you get requires much consideration, but what you get is unbeatable.
Isands: Living In Australia, New Zealand & The Pacific Isands
- Includes almost two dozen islands of the Pacific. One of our early
directories; the Pacific Islands did not prove as popular as we originally
expected; yet the Pacific Islands have much to offer the romantic expatriate
seeking a Joseph Conrad lifestyle. We have number of articles on
living in the Pacific Islands and we have real estate listing for the Pacific
Islands. The issue is land mass. While many of the Pacific
Islands are excellent places to live; there isn't a surplus of land; and
there isn't a surplus of infrastructure. The day is coming when inter-connectivity
will be universal, and then those who had the forethought to relocate to
some island in the Pacific will be in the right place at the right time.
Estate In Australia, New Zealand & Oceania
& Central Europe: Living In Central Europe & The Balkans
- There are places in this world almost too good to write about. Like precious
jewels, unpolished and raw they sit proudly in the quiet knowledge of their
own self-worth without needing to blow their own trumpet. With a surface
of only 13 800 Km2 and a population of 600 000, Crna Gora, as the locals
call her (meaning Black Mountain) is the size of a postage stamp. And yet,
this UNESCO protected nature lover’s paradise packs plenty of punch. Diverse
landscapes, rugged terrain, dramatic gorges, spectacular rivers, striking
fjords and a picture postcard coastline. There are 250km of beach (pebbles
and sand), National parks and ski resorts, all complimented by the turquoise
hue of the Adriatic Sea. The average temperature is 25°C in summer,
with 230 days of sunshine per year. - Information has been coming in for
some time from expats living in Central Europe and the Balkans. We
have directories for this region. This region has tremendous potential
as a place to live and especially as a unique place to buy real estate
and do business, despite its recent history. Plenty of rich farm
land, the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, the good wines of Bulgaria and Romania.
It's a wide open market, no longer hazardous, and with a great deal of
Living & Investing In Canada - Moving
To Canada - Making A Plan - By now you may feel you know Canada well,
from surfing the internet, or from travel books and news items you’ve read.
You’ve applied for your Permanent Resident (PR) visa and know it could
take up to 2 years to receive it. You’ve been waiting what seems like an
eternity and you don’t feel like waiting any longer. So you’ve decided
to throw caution to the wind and leave early to start your new life in
Canada. If this sounds like a plan you’re making, then you’re not alone.
It would appear there is a strong desire and a growing trend among people
who have submitted their visa applications, to get to Canada as soon as
possible, even if they do not have their PR visa in hand. Although the
excitement of making your move, up to six months earlier than anticipated,
can be a strong motivator to sell all your worldly goods and go, making
your move prematurely could potentially be a costly mistake. - moving
to Canada, that spectacular nation of wilderness and culture on the far
side of the United States, separated from the rest of the free world by
a thuggery of gun-toting evangelical bullet-heads and the Patriot Act.
Join the ExPatriot Act, move to Canada and leave those UZI's in the classroom,
drive-by shooting nightmares behind - - please wipe your feet when you
Living & Investing In Africa -
as might be suspected, on the African continent the nation of South Africa
remains a perennial favorite, but there is also Cape Verde, Egypt, Tunisia,
Kenya, the Canary Islands, and the Seychelles & Mauritius in the Indian
Ocean off Africa's East coast. There are those of us who would like to
live in Madagascar amidst the Lemur and the Baobab, and why not?
One Lemur is worth a million times more than one hour of George W. Bush,
and the Baobab is a tree extraordinaire! We've got real estate listings
on the African continent, articles about living there and resources for
those of us who hear the call of the wild Lemur.
& Investing in the Mid-East and Central Asia
- Investing In Turkey ~ Incentives, Conditions, Getting Started -
Ever thought of investing in Turkey? This ancient land of stunning natural
beauty and abundant resources is now actively trying to revive its historic
role as the commercial link between east and west.Besides its choice geographical
placement, Turkey seems to have it all: a rich agricultural heartland,
heavy industry, huge stretches of coastline on three different seas, as
well as great tourism potential, not to mention a very favorable relationship
with the United States. Our recently updated
country resource pages include real estate and resource information for
an area as old as the pyramids of Egypt, and as new as the high-rises of
Dubai. Dubai is an Islamic state that is open to the modern world.
From what I know of Dubai it is a playground for the rich from the more
conservative states in the Islamic world. What can't be done at home can
be done in Dubai. That would make it something like what Lebanon was to
the Islamic world in the 1950s and 60s. Lebanon in the 1950s and 60s was
suppose to have been one of the places in the world where the partying
was always at fever pitch. Learn about the thriving tourism industry of
Jordan, visit the Jewish, Christian, Armenian and Muslim Quarters of Jerusalem
and a whole lot more.
Is A Good Idea
Asset Protection Newsletter -
Live & Invest Offshore - Get the real facts from the best; including
Doug Casey, Bobby Casey, Bob Matthews, Global Asset Advisors, Inc., Jeff
Schneider CPA, PassportIRA and more of the best international investment
advisors. Contains informatioin on How and Why to Acquire a Second Passport
Legally, Expat Taxes, Offshore (and Onshore) Investing presented with the
basic premise of protecting your assets.
Securities Broker Private Asset Management Online
- Thales Securities has been on our website for almost a decade and in
that decade we have heard nothing but positive reports about their service.
Founded in 1998 Thales Securities is a leading investment brokerage based
in the Republic of Panama.
Me On Pinterest
- What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you
organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People
use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize
their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by
other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and
get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request
- If you are living overseas but plan to return to the USA you MUST pay
your American income tax regardless of where you are earning your income.
On this page are a large number of resources for Expat Taxes plus a Newsletter
on Expat Taxes, articles by attorneys and public accounts. We also have
links to those who will help you with your Expat Taxes. As an expat, it
is possible to defer a great deal of your taxes; so read the articles and
find out how to do things correctly.
Perfect For Expats, It's what makes Escape Dates different
- Create relationships and identify business partners in other countries
- It doesn't matter if you are single or married if you're interested in
growing your international network of friends, now you can travel the world,
and make money searching for the perfect mates with EscapeDates international
singles and social networking community. - Business Networking | Social
Events | Global Business Opportunity
Passports - Economic Citizenship
- If you get a 2nd passport and flee America the US Government can't take
your money as easily as they could if you were still living in the USA.
Therefore the US Goverment is doing everything to keep you from getting
a second passport, closing resources and threatening tax-haven nations
with sanctions. On this page we supply what information we can. You can
get a second passport; it's just harder to get then it was a few years
ago . . . why don't you wait a few more years, then it will be impossible
and you won't have to worry about it. Your fate will be sealed.
Flow Properties Worldwide - The time to buy
real estate and stocks is ideally at the bottom of the market. Tighter
Lending Policies Improve Cash Flow Houses - Can anyone see the forest through
the trees? Does anyone in Washington really understand what drives
the housing industry? Try credit availability. When credit
is available in the way of mortgages, the housing market improves.
It’s that simple. Contrarily, when it’s not available, the market
contracts and prices remain stagnant, and even worse decline.
Of Offshore Banks -
An offshore bank is defined by its location, or 'jurisdiction'. An offshore
bank is usually located outside of the depositors country of residence,
typically within a jurisdiction that levies very low taxes, or no taxes
at all. Each jurisdiction varies in its degree of taxation, its degree
of privacy, and its services. Offshore banks located in politically and
economically stable jurisdictions provide a safe-haven for assets that
may be at risk in the nation in which the investor lives and holds residency.
of the World - StockMarkets of the
World - A directory of the world's stock markets - There is more than one
stock market, more than ten, more than a hundred. There is vast array of
international markets and unique ways to play them.
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Yes, Boats, Barges, Ships Canoes, Ski-Boats, Water-Ferries, Cargo Vessles,
Yachts and more for sale worldwide in the online Yacht Broker. - If it
floats on water it's in the Yacht Broker. You can search by country, search
by boat type - Buy or sell a yacht, sportsfishing vessel, ships or sailboats
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