Housing in Italy: Renting vs. Buying

Renting or buying property, like a house or a condo, is the essence of living abroad—it’s what separates you from the tourists who are just visiting. Italy expert John Moretti covers the upsides and downsides of long-term housing options in Italy.

Italy: The Job Hunt

While the thought of being your own boss in Italy may sound exciting, the reality is that most expats are working for someone else. Expert John Moretti gives advice on landing a job and shares the realities of working in Italy, including the amazing benefits.

Where to Live in Rome

When choosing where to live in Rome, the greatest factor is location. Rent for apartments inside the city’s Aurelian walls is almost always more expensive than for those outside them. These helpful descriptions of neighborhoods give an indication of what you might expect to pay (and experience) when living inside or outside the city.

Deciding Where to Live When Moving to Brazil

Deciding where to live in Brazil is as complex as deciding whether you want to move to Brazil in the first place. Michael Sommers gives an overview of the four main territorial regions of the country, as well as the top places to live in each region.

Moving Your Possessions to Brazil

With the exception of books, which can be sent quite cheaply by mail, shipping possessions to Brazil from North America is very expensive. Michael Sommers lets you know what to look for in a shipping company and what to keep in mind when making your move.

Moving to Italy? Plan a 10-Day Fact-Finding Tour

If you’re scouting out a place to live, there just isn’t time in one week for classic sightseeing. This 10-day itinerary by Italy expert John Moretti covers northern and central Italy to give those seeking to move abroad a true feel for what homes in the area are like.

Why Moving to Belize Isn’t as Hard as You’d Think

There’s no doubt that a move abroad is a big step and a life-changing decision, but it can also be a fun adventure full of exciting new possibilities. When Victoria Day-Wilson made the move to Belize in 2006, she realized there’s no place quite like it—and discovered that moving there wasn’t as hard as she thought it’d be.

The Growing Trend of Moving Abroad

Each year, thousands of Americans make the life-changing decision to move abroad either to work or retire—and if the trend stays the same, 2010 will be no different. In fact, the number of Americans moving abroad may even increase.