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The World's Top Ten Cities For Quality of Life

Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017 (13:40:00)
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The elements that make a good quality of life are difficult to pin down, and different for each person. Not only that, they change as we age, so that our teenage paradise might be our mid-life hell.

Nevertheless, there are stacks of indexes out there that claim to have discovered the master key for the good life. And it's all about location, location, location. Choosing the right city could make all the difference in achieving the kind of life you've always wanted.   more ...

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The World's Most Pet-Friendly Expat Destinations

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 (19:02:48)
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As a good pet-parent you probably think of your pets as family, or more specifically, as children, with their health and wellbeing as your personal responsibility. Any pets that you have should therefore be factored into your decision of relocating to a new expat destination. This of course involves a lot more than just spending money on their plane ticket.   more ...

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Why The World's Most Expensive Cities For Expats Are Worth The Price

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 (18:38:29)
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For many ambitious professionals looking to become expats, being offered a dream assignment is a marvellous opportunity but the drawbacks may entail being posted to one of the world's most expensive cities for expats to live in.

Despite the hefty rise in the cost of living, moving is still a worthwhile and rewarding decision to make, and if an employer is helping with a generous expat package then it becomes a realistic opportunity.   more ...

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The Top Ten Foods British Expats Miss When Living Abroad

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 (15:41:13)
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Living overseas requires adjustment and adaptation. From learning the language to becomes au fait with customs and traditions, the most successful expats are the ones who take on the local culture and begin to make it work for them.

As well as learning to remove shoes, bow appropriately, and which flowers are taboo as a a gift, your palate will have to learn new tricks. Those icky oodstuffs that barely looked edible, let alone appealing, when you first arrived will eventually become the go-to snack that you crave all day.   more ...

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The Top Five Reasons Expats Give For Moving Abroad

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (18:36:40)
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The expat tribe is large and varied, possibly counting as many as 215 million people amid its ranks, according to UN statistics. With so many people criss-crossing the globe, swapping one country of residence for another, there is a massive variety in the lifestyles led by expats.   more ...

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The Top Destinations for Expat Families

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (16:44:26)
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Living abroad is an exciting and challenging prospect, no matter what age you might be and what your reasons are. People move abroad and change locations for many reasons.

Many expats are at a stage in life where they lead an independent life, and do not particularly need to consider anyone’s needs but their own when moving abroad.   more ...

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The Ten Most Environmentally Friendly Expat Destinations

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017 (18:26:18)
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Environmental issues are on many people’s minds at the moment. Let’s take a look at ten of the most environmentally friendly expat destinations in the world.

This isn’t a definitive list, but it’s based on studies and reports that have been created over the years, including Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2016 and the Global Green Economy Index from Dual Citizen LLC.   more ...

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The New Tribe Of Travellers Seeking Increasingly Authentic Experiences

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (17:55:40)
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Ever since the first caveman stepped outside his hovel and grunted whatever translated as ‘I wonder what’s over that hill’, mankind has been travelling and exploring.

From that first loincloth-clad voyager to the likes of Marco Polo, Columbus and Neil Armstrong, humans have been pushing out further and further from their home turfs, filling in the blank spaces on maps and planting flags in the ground.   more ...

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Why Do Brits Abroad Have Such A High Level Of Reciprocal Health Agreements?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (17:17:20)
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When making plans to travel overseas, most people are advised to apply for health insurance that will cover them in case of an emergency during the course of their stay. This makes it possible for them to seek the medical attention they need in a foreign land, without having to worry about an astronomical bill.   more ...

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The Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expats

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (16:54:34)
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There are plenty of factors to consider when deciding to relocate abroad. Practical matters such as visa requirements, healthcare, taxation, language and culture shock play a significant role in deciding where to settle down. Many expats move abroad on job assignments, while others move to countries that have jobs on offer especially for foreigners, such as English teaching jobs.   more ...