The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

June 29, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #770 FRI, JUNE 29- (06-29-2018):

#1- What if you want a “Plan B” get away but your partner doesn’t:

If your better half doesn’t necessarily want to go along with the “Plan B” concept and get out of dodge, then what? What if you are all gung-ho for it and he or she just ain’t?

 #2–What about gringos and expats with mobile homes in Latin America?

Some RV folks would like to start “Plan B” by hauling or driving down an RV from the states or Canada. That means driving through Mexico and heading to parts “south” of south of the border. Does that make sense? What are the upsides and downsides? Well, our friend Bitcoin Dan did just that about 6 years ago and was smart about it… but still it certainly wasn’t a breeze, even for him. He had more than his share of testy even dangerous moments including being held up by Mexican banditos at gunpoint…      

 #3 Expat business ideas pop up in the strangest places and at the weirdest times:

That’s the subject of today's “boots on the ground” story

 #4-Common real estate rental mistakes gringos and expats often make:

Yes you could find an excellent, inexpensive, brand new apartment complex or residential tower with everything you need and in a nice section of town. But soon after you sign the contract buyer’s remorse sets in and you realize it was a big mistake… and I probably can tell you why..     

  #5- Johnny’s next “Latin American Insider” seminar is near to launch. It will take place from Saturday, July 7th thru Thursday, July 12th 2018. Get the details and the scoop on the early-bird discounts by going to and clicking on the “seminar” link.

  #6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at 

 #7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

#8- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at:   

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