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Expat Retiree Profile: Living in Poland (With Kids)

If you’re interested in moving to Europe but want a place with a low cost of living, consider Poland. Poland offers the European lifestyle, convenient travel opportunities, and modern infrastructure, but it’s less expensive than many countries in Western Europe. In this edition of our Expat Military Retiree Profiles, learn …

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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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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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