There's a lot more to moving overseas than finding a job in another country and hiring international movers to pack up your belongings and ship them for you. Here are three books that offer tremendous first-hand accounts and insights on what's it like to live abroad, along with any advice and information to simplify your international moving experience.
1. The Family Sabbatical Handbook: The Budget Guide to Living Abroad with your Family is a comprehensive first-person account from an author who has had experience living abroad with her family. With chapters such as "I love my kids but they're driving me crazy!" and "Marooned in paradise," author Elisa Bernick examines the many angles of living in a new country. Part memoir and travel journal and part self-help reference, this book will be an enjoyable and informative read for any parties interested in moving overseas, particularly those with families.
2. The Moon Living Abroad series expands from its original series of travel books to tackle issues that affect those interested in living in a new country. Featuring a whole range of specific countries, from Australia to Thailand, each book is written by authors who have moved themselves, offering honest insights into the challenges and exceptional rewards of living abroad.
3. How to Retire Overseas: Everything you need to know to live well (for less) abroad is specifically geared towards Americans who want to retire abroad where their savings and nest egg can go further. Kathleen Peddicord discusses the best overseas countries to retire in, the special benefits that foreign retirees can receive, and the important issue of foreign health care, along with inside knowledge on what it's like to move and live abroad.