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What Are The Best Expat Locations If You Want A Safe, Low-Crime Environment?

When looking for global locations to move to, you will want to consider various factors, such as the place’s natural beauty, the cost of living, and the amenities that are available. One other factor that may be high on your priority list is safety. If you want a safe, low-crime environment, here are some of...

Christmas

Embracing New Traditions: How Expats Make Christmas Their Own

Christmas is all about tradition, nostalgia, and spending time with loved ones. But for expats, it can also be a time of loneliness and unfamiliar customs. While the folks back home are decorating trees, opening advent calendars, and sitting down as a family for a traditional Christmas meal, expats are sometimes somewhat more solitary, far...

From Vacationer To Resident: How A Memorable Trip Sparked A Life-Changing Decision

At some point in life, every traveler has looked around them and said those magic, if cliched words: “You know what? I could totally live here…”  We’ve all experienced those magical vacations when we wished we could just stay a bit longer, or even never leave at all. But at the end of the week,...

Transporting gems and precious metals internationally

What To Know When Transporting Gems And Precious Metals Internationally

Transporting gems and precious metals internationally can be quite a challenge. It involves various critical steps like understanding laws, safeguarding your valuables, getting adequate insurance coverage, navigating customs, selecting reliable shipping companies, and preparing items adequately for shipment. This guide will walk you through each aspect to help ensure a smooth transit process. Understanding International...

motherhood while living abroad as an expat

Top 6 Strategies To Balance Motherhood While Living Abroad As An Expat

Being a mother is a beautiful journey that comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Now, imagine adding the adventure and excitement of living abroad as an expat to the mix. It can be a thrilling experience, but it also comes with unique considerations for balancing motherhood and the expat lifestyle. In this...

parental rights if you need to move abroad

What Are Your Parental Rights If You Need To Move Abroad For Work And Your Ex Wants The Kids To Stay Put?

Moving abroad for a job can be an exciting experience for both you and your children, but if your ex-spouse stops you, it can complicate matters. In this article, we’ll take a look at your parental rights when moving abroad with children, and what you can do if your ex-spouse says “no.” Why Permission is...

expat traveling abroad for the first time

6 Essential Tips For Expats Traveling Abroad For The First Time

Stepping into the unknown and embarking on an adventure in a foreign land is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. As an expat traveling abroad for the first time, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultures, make lifelong memories, and broaden your horizons. But how do you ensure a smooth transition and make the...

Thailand

7 Key Preparations For Life As An Expat In Thailand

Thailand’s popularity as a top tourist destination is well-deserved. With a harmonious fusion of modernity and ancient Thai traditions reflected in urban landscapes and an enchanting tapestry of natural wonders, it’s no wonder expats from all over the world are drawn to this captivating country. In this article, our friends at Pacific Prime Thailand will...

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Top 7 Challenges Expats Face And How To Overcome Them

Moving to a new country can be an incredible adventure, but it can also be a challenging experience. As an expat, you may face various obstacles while adapting to a new language, culture, and environment. However, with the right mindset and practical steps, you can navigate through these challenges with ease. In this article, we...

5 Ways Living Abroad Could Change Your Life

On paper, there are plenty of reasons to move abroad – from expanding your skillset to improving your work-life balance, there’s something for everyone no matter your age, background or personal circumstances.  Here, Wahedur Rahman, AXA Global Healthcare’s APAC Regional Manager, outlines five ways that living abroad changed his life – and could change yours...

Moving To A New Home

How To Streamline The Process Of Moving To A New Home

Moving to a new country across the world can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. From packing up your belongings and saying goodbye to friends and family, to filling out all the paperwork for transferring utilities — the process of moving internationally can become quite complicated. However, being organized ahead of time can make...

Keeping Your Dog Calm When Traveling

4 Easy And Effective Tips For Keeping Your Dog Calm When Traveling

Our beloved pets are just like us, they can feel anxious and get stressed out too. This is especially true when on the move or traveling to new places. With that in mind, let’s look at a few things you can do to keep your pet chilled out and happy when you’re on the move....