Happiest Countries in the World

Happiest Countries in the World

It’s impossible not to address this subject with a little bit of humor and – why not? – a romantic point of view. I know that you are all probably thinking the same thing: How could someone rate the level of happiness of an entire nation? Truth is,...
How to Get the Philippines Investor Visa (SIRV)

How to Get the Philippines Investor Visa (SIRV)

If you’re open to living in Asia, getting a second residency in the Philippines isn’t a bad option.  For westerners used to certain standards, Manila and parts of the rest of the country will feel just like home. It offers a tropical climate, English proficiency, and...
7 countries Americans can comfortably relocate to

7 countries Americans can comfortably relocate to

Dateline: Bruges, Belgium While many of our readers are drawn to our content because they have a sense of adventure and are seeking new ways to get out of their comfort zones, many of you simply want a safe place to live where you can enjoy your own personal freedom...
The Best Emerging Market Golf Courses

The Best Emerging Market Golf Courses

Dateline: Merida, Mexico You’ve decided to travel overseas to open a bank account, get a second residency or even just make a real estate investment. As you’re likely going to be spending a fair amount of time in one of these countries, it’ll be good to know what each...
The overheating Philippines condo market

The overheating Philippines condo market

Dateline: Century City, Makati, Philippines Walking out of my apartment building here in Manila this morning, I noticed a store I didn’t even see yesterday. Or the day before. Or the day before. Could it be, I thought, that I’ve missed this westernized...
Some of the Cheapest Agricultural Land in Asia

Some of the Cheapest Agricultural Land in Asia

Dateline: San Isidro, Davao Oriental, Philippines Mindinao Island is the largest island in the country and home to much of the Philippines’ fertile agricultural land. It’s estimated that some eighty percent of the population in the Philippines is engaged in some sort...
Christmas in the Philippines… and out of prison

Christmas in the Philippines… and out of prison

Dateline: Davao, Philippines There are perhaps few places on earth where Christmas is more widely and lovingly celebrated than the Philippines. In the extended family culture here, everyone gets together for big meals and time together. Earlier this week, I met up...
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