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Category: Making the Move

Before beginning to pack make sure that you have thought through what you should take with you. Make a list! It is best to reduce the amount...
There are many questions when you are moving abroad and for many there is no right answer.  One of these will be whether to take things...
Any international move is complicated, but moving with family takes even more planning. The first challenge is to deliver the message to the family. This will...
The cost of moving all of your household goods can be significant, particularly if you are moving to another continent, and it may take weeks or...
Moving is actually one of the most stressful life events, together with going through a breakup or losing a loved one. As if relocating wasn’t difficult...
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Make sure you get quotes from three potential removal companies. Then you will need to evaluate them and make a choice. Price will clearly be a...
Guide to Moving to Spain

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There are many decisions to take when you move abroad and one of these will be whether to sell or store your car and buy in...
Roaming and international call charges can be avoided by expats using a new service which allows them to keep their UK mobile number. Swytch, the UK-based start-u...
  Life as an expat has both advantages and disadvantages and it is not always easy to adapt to a life that is very different from...

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There are many challenges when moving to another country.  Kevin Melton of AXA – Global Healthcare offers some practical advice on how to adapt to life...
  There can be numerous advantages to moving to another country, from better financial prospects to fleeing a crisis. While there are potential advantages, th...
  The outbreak last February changed so many things in our lives it’s hard to even begin to count. Still, if we were to single out...
  Growing up in beautiful South Africa, surrounded by the sea and mountains, vineyards, delicious food, and incredibly hospitable people, I would never have g...
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  Becoming an expat can be overwhelming at first – you need to get your visa, plan a budget, take out from your savings or even...
  Planning for a new life abroad requires a significant task list, there’s one more item you should tackle: learning about data security. Often, things that...
  Moving abroad can be a stressful affair, especially when you are unsure how to manage your belongings. After all, it can be daunting to move...
  There can be numerous advantages to moving to another country, from better financial prospects to fleeing a crisis. While there are potential advantages, th...
  If you’re traveling with furniture, fixtures, and other belongings, you’re more than likely to have your work cut out for you. While shipping golf equip...
  Traveling abroad could be for a while or days, but you’ll probably need all your stuff handy. Little things you pack can make your trip...
  You are ready to embark on a new adventure by relocating your life to a new country. There are many things you need to have...
  The idea of living abroad is a fantasy that many of us have entertained. It can seem like a dream to imagine living in exotic...
  Deciding to up sticks and move to another country isn’t a decision that many people take lightly. The prospect of leaving friends and family behind...
  Many people dream of living in another country, at least for a little while. There are many benefits of living abroad, including meeting new people...
  For anyone who has lived abroad, that feeling of being a stranger in a strange land is familiar. All your toolkit to make friends and...
Moving to another country or simply to another home can put some stress on the whole family. This includes your pets as well, as they understand...
  What Do New Roaming Charges Mean? UK providers have reintroduced roaming charges for Brits abroad, due to Brexit, meaning connecting to the UK will be...
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Deciding whether to take your pet with you can be a difficult decision. As part of the family, many want to take them with them, but...
Katia Vlachos, born of Greek parents in Cameroon, has lived as an expat in Paris, LA, the Netherlands, Vienna and Zurich and so is well placed...
  You’ve spent weeks or even months planning to move to your dream home, and now it is time to move there. Even though it can...
There are so many decisions to make and things to plan when you’re moving abroad, so we’re here to make at least one of those things...
  Moving overseas with a pet is an arduous task that requires a lot of forethought and planning. Most travelers leave their pet to a care...
  The landmark decision of the UK to leave the European Union (EU) and the unwelcome arrival of COVID-19 have both changed life as we know...
  Many people dream of living in a foreign country. This yearning may stem from a general curiosity about the world or from reading about the...
How do you integrate into a new country? Whether you’re moving 100, 1,000 or even 10,000 miles away, settling into a new area can be exhausting;...
  You may have left for a short-term adventure that turned into a life-long love of a foreign country and you’ve found bliss on the beaches...
  Confidence high for expats in regions where COVID-19 deaths have remained low.   A survey by Aetna International of expats across multiple markets confir...
  Many people dream of traveling around the world and even residing in other countries for a while. However, they think it’s only a dream because...
When moving to a new country it is important to understand your options – where you are going to be living and in what type of...
  Dubai is one of the most exciting cities in the world — thanks to its jaw-dropping architecture, world-class amenities, booming economy, and vibrant expat...
  With the advances in digital technology, working abroad is now an option that is taken up by thousands of people. Yes, business people have been...
  Moving abroad can be an exciting opportunity, but it also comes with some challenges. Here are 7 tips for expatriates.  These tips can help you...
  A long-distance relationship can be hard to maintain, and unfortunately, this is often the case. There is a lot of pressure on both parties to...
  Being an expat can be a difficult task. Especially given you are living in a new country and a new world. For many people, there...
  When you move to a new country, there is a lot to think about. How does the currency affect your wage, how often can you...
  Suppose you have been a long-time employee working in your citizenship country wanting to venture out onto something new or you just graduated and you...
  When moving to a new country, learning the language should be your top priority. Language is the key to unlocking all of the culture and...
When deciding whether to rent or buy property when you move to a new country, your choice will depend on a number of factors. Things to...
  Planning to start a new chapter? Are you taking your pet with you? Do you know the laws related to moving abroad with pets? Well,...
Once the decision has been taken to move to a new home abroad, the excitement builds and you can begin to make the arrangements. You will...
  It’s normal for expatriates to feel homesick from time to time. But what happens when longing for familiar faces and places becomes the worry and...
It’s important to learn how to drive safely in a foreign country. There’s nothing like the freedom of jumping behind the wheel, music blaring and foot...
  Many homeowners who decide to relocate sell off their homes and their belongings at next to nothing prices in a bid to get rid of...
It is easy to get the travel bug when everyone on social media posts photos of fantastic vacation spots. The idea of moving abroad and living...
  Living in another country can be exciting. You get to meet new people, immerse in a different culture, and acquire new experiences.  However, this exhilara...
  Living in a foreign country is a privilege. You will expand your horizons, familiarize yourself with other cultures and customs, and learn new languages.  ...
  U.S. citizens living abroad for an extended period of time have the unique benefit of experiencing a new way of life. Whether you set out...
  Moving abroad is an exciting prospect, but also a daunting one. When you move to another country for the first time, there are many things...
  If you’re planning on moving to another country or spending a long-term stay abroad, you need to know exactly what type of electronics to take....
  So you’ve decided to embark on a cross-country journey across America with your pet—or perhaps you’re taking it international. Whatever the case, bein...
Becoming an expatriate can be a challenge, but it provides so many opportunities to experience a new way of living and expand your knowledge of other...
  Many people dream of moving abroad but never manage to take the leap. They can have everything planned out yet something stops them from leaving....
  Everyone should find ways to protect their personal information online. This is especially true for expats and others who are living abroad. Here are six...
  There are countless reasons why people give up their home countries to become expatriates. Sometimes it’s work, education or retirement that lures the...
  If you’re an expat, it can be tough adjusting to life in a new country. One of the ways to make your expat life feel...
Let’s be honest: starting over, especially in a new country, is and will always be stressful, and rightfully so. The relocation process is tiresome, and you...
If you’re moving abroad, there’s so much to consider – especially when it comes to relocating beloved pets. Rules and regulations vary when it comes to...
  Accommodation is one of the most important factors to consider when working abroad. After all, you will be spending a lot of time in your...
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