This excellent article about the pros and cons of "going expat" is from Backwoods Home Magazine feature writer, Claire Wolfe. It is typical of the smart writing you'll find on Claire's Living Freedom blog.
Is It Time to Go Expat and Leave America?
I have to admit, if I were rich I’d have left the U.S. by now. Or I’d at least have prepared a nice little offshore getaway — a vacation place that would be there when the day came that it was really, really, indubitably time to escape.