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This article was published in the Escape Artist Weekly Newsletter on April 26, 2019. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here. 

Hello readers,   

I hope this weekly round-up is finding you in good health and in good spirits! The Escape Artist team is working hard to put together our upcoming event, gather the best expat and offshore investment news, and interact with our readers to deliver the best experience for them! Now that it’s the end of the work week, it’s time to sit back, relax, and dream about your next trip or a new life abroad!

Continue reading this week’s Weekly Round-Up to find out how you can make all your international dreams come true!

Today, we continue our focus on asset protection with part-four of Mikkel Thorup’s Asset Protection Series, catch you up on interesting news stories from around the world, and keep you in the loop about the June Escape Artist Conference.

As always, we want to remind you that Escape Artist is the number-one destination for all of your expat questions. Feel free to explore our website and drop in to ask a question. We love when you ask questions!  

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Asset Protection Featured Article:

This week, we are featuring part-four of Mikkel Thorup’s asset protection series. For more information on asset protection, find details about our upcoming conference below!

Offshore Trusts: A Guide to Asset Protection Strategies – Part 4

Growing your wealth is not that difficult. You just have to cut back your expenses, save, and invest wisely.

The challenging part is keeping the accumulated wealth in the coffers.

Creditors, litigators, and the government are just some of the threats to your assets. If given the chance, they will try to squeeze every penny from your bank account.

That’s why you need to have strong asset protection strategies in place. Crafting effective asset protection strategies are important to preserve as much of your estate as possible for you and your heirs down the road.

An effective asset protection strategy will help you withstand and stay aloft during a financial storm. Asset protection strategies are created to protect your personal and business wealth from risks such as lawsuits, claims, bankruptcy, and divorce proceedings.

No matter what industry you belong to, you need to… Read more.

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Don’t Miss This Summer’s Conference!

Are you ready to embrace your dreams of living abroad? Stop holding yourself back and join us this June! Receive all of the best information and advice directly from real expats! The first two Escape Artist Conferences were such a success, our team is getting excited for the next one.

The 2019 Escape Artist Summer Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 22-23, 2019.

The Escape Artist Conference is the only event where you will be able to have one-on-one time with the Escape Artist team, writers, and friends of the site who can teach you all about their experiences living abroad, banking internationally, investing globally, and so much more.

For this month only, you can save $200 on a full weekend pass and $100 on a one-day pass! Use promo code EA100 for single-day registration and EA200 for two-day registration by April 30, 2019, to take advantage of this offer!

If you want up-to-date information on the next conference, fill out this survey and have a hand in planning what we cover at the event!

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News from Around the World:

Here are some of my favorite stories I found this week. I’m always interested in the new types of housing that developers are coming up with. This week, I found two very unique dwellings! Also, find out which country is starting a new city for investors around the world!

Get Off the Grid and Get into a Bubble

Are you tired of the same old vacation destinations? Sometimes getting away should truly mean getting away! On your next trip, I challenge you to go off the grid and really see what the world has to offer.

In the Indian Ocean sits La Reunion Island, where visitors can go off-grid with the “Like Nowhere Else on Earth” experience by Off The Map Travel. During this trip, guests will stay overnight in a see-through glass bubble. The dwelling is completely surrounded by picturesque wilderness!

The island is home to volcanoes, jungle landscape, and clear, starlit night skies.

Bubble hotels are an experience that is growing in popularity, perfect for the traveler who is looking for non-traditional accommodations. Will you pop your comfort bubble and try something new this year?

What Floats Your Boat?

Are bubble hotels not your thing? Why not try a floating vacation home? Blue World Voyages cruise line offers vacation residences that are on board a ship! This is the perfect dwelling for those who just cannot decide where they want to have their vacation house!

The first ship with homes will launch next year with 24 one and two-bedroom homes that house 350 guests. The cruises will offer trips around the Mediterranean, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the coast of South America.

Not only will guests enjoy the beautiful seas, but the ships also offer two decks devoted to sports, wellness, and health.

Prices start at $2.4 million for one of these revolutionary homes.

A City from Scratch

In hopes of attracting foreign investors, India is building a new city. The goal is for the city to beat out financial centers such as Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong. The new financial metropolis is being built in Gujarat, where there is now a small collection of buildings.

The city, named Gujarat International Finance-Tec City, or GIFT City, has two stock exchanges that were established last year. Additionally, trading in GIFT City is nearly tax-free, following government exemptions!

The next step is getting individuals to live there. The city is working on residences and a trade center that will join the office buildings, school, and data center that are currently there.

Would you invest in a brand new city?

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Whether you are planning on living, working, retiring, or investing overseas, Escape Artist can help you every step of the way. Don’t forget to check out the eBook store for the 2018 Expat Tax Guide and our wonderful country guides!  

For more information on what’s going on in the international scene, check out some of this week’s newest articles!

New From Escape Artist:

Mikkel Thorup: Interview With Dr. Jack Wheeler

Mikkel Thorup, host of The Expat Money Show podcast and the author of #1 Best-Selling book, Expat Secrets, recently sat down with Dr. Jack Wheeler for an exclusive one-on-one interview.

Dr. Jack Wheeler is hard to summarize in a single byline. Writer, teacher, humanitarian, political consultant, and explorer. He’s a man The Wall Street Journal once referred to as “The Real Indiana Jones,” and it’s easy to see why. A brief list of some of his many accomplishments include:

  • Becoming both the youngest…

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Get to Know the Best Places to Live in Belize

There are many reasons why people from around the world are drawn to Belize. Living in this tropical paradise is desirable because of the incredible scenery and weather, the vibrant local culture, and the affordability of everyday life.

It’s a popular place for offshore banking and investing, so much so that many decide to retire or move to Belize. There are so many beautiful locations in Belize that it can be difficult to decide where in this fascinating country you should call home.

Here is a peek into six of the most desirable places to live in Belize to help find your perfect place to…

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Medoza, Argentina: A Haven for Wine Tourism

You may have heard it referred to as enotourism, oenotourisme, or vinitourism, but in the end, it’s all about wine. Wine tourism involves traveling to other countries with the goal of discovering some of the world’s finest wines. If your trips abroad are centered on stopping at every vineyard or heading to the best restaurants to try their wine selections, you’ll be happy to know that Argentina is just your style. More specifically, Argentina’s Mendoza region is a wine tourist’s dream come true.

Wine Tourism in Mendoza

Mendoza is one of Argentina’s most visited regions. It is known for…

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This article was published in the Escape Artist Weekly Newsletter on April 26, 2019. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here.