https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-covid-vacation-moving-abroad-11614359077?mod=trending_now_news_3 The New Covid Vacation? Moving Abroad While the pandemic made most Americans housebound, it also inspired a number of people to move overseas indefinitely in search of greater freedom. THE COVID-19 pandemic squashed countless dreams around the world. But it also helped a few come true. The Department of State estimates that some 9 million U.S. citizens live outside of the country. When Covid-19 closed borders and triggered restrictions around the world, thousands of them returned home—even diplomats, as some 6,000 were evacuated with their families. But other Americans are bucking the trend, leaving the U.S. to live overseas for anywhere from a few months to indefinitely. A number of hotels and resorts have been capitalizing on the appeal of extended stays, offering discounts and upgrades for bookings that are over 14 days or a month.