Living as an expat, as an immigrant to Uruguay, since 2011. Self-managed residency processing. Brought pets. Under a year from talking about it to living it. Living like a local, immersing in the community, while also being open to the more traditional "expat community" in small doses! Not at all interested in "expat compounds", "gated communities". If moving to a new country, embrace that country! Funding it as a location-independent writer, web developer, social media marketer
Technology & travel
I'm a serious geek, after a few decades in the tech business ranging from huge enterprise systems to Linux boxes under the desk. Can give you tips on lightweight tech travel tools, maximizing the power of a lightweight laptop or netbook, cloud services for travelers, VPNs, global calling, more. Some of my general tips are at my fuzzywanderer.com travel news blog – ask me your specifics here!
Air travel expert both domestic North America, and international. Including deep knowledge of Latin American carriers. Well aware of the shifting world of Airline Alliances and Loyalty Programs. Have traveled the world nearly free by properly leveraging the Frequent Flyer programs that most people either think aren't worth doing, or that they use ineffectively. I can help you maximize your miles.
Live here in South America since 2011. Based in Uruguay, often travel to Perú, Chile, Argentina.
Living in Uruguay from 2011, full time from 2012 as both home and a base for exploring more of South America. Knowledgeable on residency issues including Do-It-Yourself residency, be your own "general contractor". Sure, you have to hire some pros but you don't have to turn all your paperwork and thousands of dollars over to some law firm. Not if you are living well but simply. Big biz, major real estate investor, different story, that's not me. Own the popular Uruguay Expat Life Site Network.