Living Overseas

Expat Retiree Profile: Living in Strasbourg, France

Ever dream of moving to Europe after you retire from the military? Milton Soler, an Army retiree, decided many years ago that he wanted to retire in Europe, and in 2021, he realized his dream by moving to France. In this personal interview with Milton, part of our Expat Retiree …

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Red rooftops along the city skyline in Cluj, Romania.

Expat Retiree Profile: Living in Romania as an American

If you’re looking for an affordable location that offers modern conveniences, easy access to the rest of Europe, and many options for residence visas, Romania fits the bill. With a high quality of life, low cost of living, vibrant cities, and incredible nature, this beautiful country in Eastern Europe has …

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Expat Retiree Profile: Living in Italy After the Military

Visitors to Italy fall in love with the amazing food, natural beauty, centuries of history and art, and the distinctive Italian culture. David Adams, a U.S. Air Force retiree, made Italy his home. David’s wife, Adri, is Italian, and after a post-military career working as a civilian at military bases …

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Expat Retiree Profile: Moving to Portugal as a Single Parent

Stories about the adventures of American expats living abroad most often feature couples taking the leap as a team or young singles enjoying their freedom. If you don’t fit that mold, you will love Heather Proctor’s story! A single mom, she moved to Portugal with her teenage daughter. They found …

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Expat Retiree Profile: Early Retirement in New Zealand (With Kids)

Many travelers who visit the spectacular country of New Zealand ask themselves the same question: how could I move here? With its natural beauty, endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, and high quality of life, it’s no wonder that New Zealand steals the hearts of its visitors. One US military retiree …

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Expat Retiree Profile: Retiring in the Dominican Republic

Donny Chamberland retired from the U.S. Air Force at age 45 and enjoys a life filled with family, friends, travel, and exploration. Unlike many transitioning service members, he chose an alternate path after military retirement and did not pursue a second career. Rather than moving to a city in the …

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Expat Military Retiree Profile: Retiring in South Korea

For many members of the military community stationed overseas, their host country starts to feel like home. For Phylesia Mickens, an Air Force retiree and participant in our Expat Military Retiree interview series, that country was South Korea. She fell in love with the country during her multiple tours at …

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