The fastest way to find an Expat Story about a country or a topic that interests you is to use the Expat Stories menu. (On computers and tablets, its on the left.)
If you're looking for stories by a particular writer, enter that writer's name in "SEARCH BY WRITER", towards the top.
If you're interested in searching the entire Best Places site, you can always use the search box located towards the top of every page, towards the right. There, you can search by text, or by image.
You can trust that Best Places does not manipulate content to sell you anything. All opinions in the Community Q & A and Expat Stories are those of its authors, not Best Places.