Do you fall in love with the places you visit? Do you dream of starting a new life abroad? Then you may—or may not—want to check out my latest article for Yahoo Travel, Never-Ending Vacation: 8 Great Places to Become an Expat, an insider's list of vacation spots that are most likely to inspire you to throw caution out the window, settle in, and never look back.

Public pier, Tequila Republic restaurant, Lago de Chapala (Lake Chapala), Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

Ajijic, Mexico on Lake Chapala is a favorite for expats. (Photo: EllenBarone)

Did your favorite escape make the list? Use the comment box below to share. I’d love to hear about the special places that have tempted you to stay.


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".