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

The Grown Up s Guide to Running Away from Home Making a New Life Abroad 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 c

  • Title: The Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away from Home: Making a New Life Abroad
  • Author: Rosanne Knorr
  • ISBN: 9781580088732
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Whether planning a monthlong esFor 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 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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    1. As someone who has done extensive travel, I really love this book. The author packs a lot of info between these covers.You start out thinking about living abroad. The first two chapters guide you through this process to decide if you actually even want to pack it up and move to another country. Don't skip these thought-provoking pages. It is vital to think these things through BEFORE you try to make the big move. The next chapter takes you through some really fun information to help you narrow d [...]

    2. This book was definitely more target to old people then the young. I still kind of enjoyed it for the reference to places I would never think of "retiring" to such as Mexico. The authors live in France but referenced a lot of people in Mexico and Latin America as well as Portugal so I think the accounts of those people were of more interest to me. All in all, a decent read, but didn't really apply to the young all that much. And of course, only for the upper middle class and above. Those below n [...]

    3. I liked the book well enough, but much of the information struck me as simple common sense. There was a curious reliance on old-fashioned information venues, and all the internet resources were crammed in at the end, almost as an afterthought. This second edition came out in 2008, following a first edition in 1998, so maybe the AOL stuff can be overlooked. Still, this feels older and clunkier than it needs to be.

    4. Very disappointed. I didn't expect a 5-star book but I was hoping for a 4, or at least a 3. I didn't get anything from this. Maybe I have already given more thought to the subject at hand than the common person, but still? If you find this book helpful or insightful, I suspect you will either never go overseas.

    5. I wasn't really the "target market" for this book, so it didn't work for me as well as it may others. If I was ten years older and hadn't dabbled with packing up everything and moving, I think it would be a better fit. Some fun quotes sprinkled in though like; "Learn a new language and get a new soul" - Czech Proverb

    6. This is the second time I have read this book and I am still at home, so I don't know what went wrong. It does include a lot of good tips if you are planning to live out of the country for any length of time.

    7. Loved it and loved the title. Some info is a little dated and it's surprising the author has US credit card bills sent three time a month by snail mail instead of getting statements online, but otherwise has a lot of good info on details to keep in mind.

    8. Thid book was okay, it was mostly written to retirees and filled with advice on how get your social security check, but still it had some good advice.

    9. This book has some really good information, but is geared more toward older retired people, thus the 3 star rating. Still a great resource.

    10. If you've ever dreamed of living abroad this is a how to guide that would set you in good stead to read. Great tips and good resources.

    11. I'm thinking the target demographic is a little older than I ambut good to help me think through everything that is involved in a move (which I am really itching to do!)

    12. Love this book. It helped me plan my trip through Europe and I am re-reading it for clues on how to escape on a more permanent basis. A must read!

    13. This is a how-to book aimed primarily at readers in the U.S. who have no or little experience of international travel. I gave up after the first few chapters.

    14. This book had A LOT of useful information in it if you're retired. However, it was a quick read, and I did enjoy it.

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