“Take The Retirement Road Less Traveled” E-Book Now Available

It will be available first as an E-Book available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other E-Book distributors.  The book is now available  at Amazon.com and will be available shortly at other E-Book distributors.   A printed copy will be available in the near future for those who prefer the printed form over the electronic form.

I will add links here as each platform comes on line

Amazon’s Kindle

Barnes & Nobles’ Nook Platform



In this book, you will find not only answers to many of your questions on retiring abroad, but will be introduced to topics you probably may not have thought about yet. You will find the more common topics on why to retire abroad, picking your destination, economic considerations, information on healthcare and security abroad, and language considerations.

At the same time you will be introduced to less well known topics like the perpetual tourist six flags theory, dual citizenship, second passports, and simple ways to lessen the inevitable culture shock you will experience.   Want to take your pets with you?  There is even an essay on that topic.  Finally, find out Dr. Ross’  top five recommendations for places to retire.

The sections of each chapter were written as stand alone essays.  The book can be read in sequence, or you can skip around to your favorite topic.  This is what most readers do anyway.

Chapter 7 has sections on common questions like: Can I receive my social security abroad? and Expatriate banking options.  Want to know how important language is to your successful move, check out the essays in Chapter 8.  Hearing conflicts on which countries are best to retire in?  Chapter 6 is the place to go for that.

Ultimately, you will find yourself asking questions you never thought of previously.  Most people do not know what they don’t know!  There is a whole world out there that most of us do not even know exists.  This book is designed to give an introduction to as many of those topics as possible, providing a basis for more detailed research before you take your journey on the “Retirement Road Less Traveled”.

How I Keep Up With Me & Inform Others

I have had such varied interests and have done so many sites in the last couple of years that I had to have some way for me to keep up with meThis is the site for that.

This is the site where I will attempt to keep a running tabulation of all my internet blogs, sites, affiliate links, etc. as they are developed.

If my followers, friends, and casual passersby learn from these “parts” that the “whole” of me is greater than the parts, so much the better. I, like most everyone in life, have now and have had throughout my life many varying interests. These interests are reflected in the links on this site.

Some of my sites have been for fun. Some of my sites have been for money. But all of my sites are an expression of me and my interests. That will never change.

I will make occasional posting on items related to my many interests and attempt to keep on this site a listing of links to all my internet ventures, adventures, and misadventures. Only time will tell which of these sites reflect the ventures and which the misadventures. But, I promise you that I will always be having fun.


The photo above was taken in Mijas, Spain in the spring of 2008. Photography and travel go hand in hand and both are favorites of mine.

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