Category Archives Living Abroad

When the relocation is done, how do you find your people? After almost 20 years in Toronto, my partner’s job took us to Prague and then (16 months later) to Uppsala, Sweden. It goes without say that the years it took to cultivate solid friendships in Canada were not available to me and I had to get creative! Here are…

Your Step-by-Step Gide to Traveling with Pets In 2016 it seems the trend of bringing your pet along for the ride is on the rise. But how to do such a thing responsibly, and in a way that has minimal stress on the animal, is a hot topic. As someone who has put my cat through two relocations (Canada to…

Lost in Translation You’ve spent hours making lists of what you need to pack. You’ve obsessively checked weather forecasts for your travel dates. You’ve booked your flight and hotel rooms months in advance. But did you spend any time thinking about communicating with the people you’ll meet during your travels? If not, fear not! Below are essential phrases and their…

Whether traveling, relocating or digital nomading, your health insurance will depend on your nationality or residency, or what your employer has set up for you, or a combination… Or there may be nothing limiting what healthcare services you do or don’t have access to.  The latter absolutely applies to emergency medical care, which any hospital anywhere is obligated to provide.…

Practical Advice from Experts, Parents, and Travel Veterans When adults travel abroad for the first time, the experience frequently becomes a cornerstone event in their lives. It may be as part of a college exchange program, a business trip during their first job, or perhaps a honeymoon. Almost invariably, the time spent out of the country is memorable and rewarding.…

The time of year for travel is here now!  All over the world, this is the time that travelers get active.  Sleep apnea patients can rest assured, traveling with a CPAP is very possible and it should not hold you back from the enjoyable experience vacation can bring you.  It is vital for sleep apnea patients not to stop using…

International travel as a vegan or vegetarian can be a challenge. However, with a little planning and an open mind, that challenge can turn into one of the most rewarding parts of your travel experience. A brand-new world of dishes, flavors, and smells awaits the vegan traveler, destined to be just as memorable as the people, places, and landmarks that…

Studying Abroad: More than College Partying Overseas

On Jessie Galioto-Grebe’s first day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Denver resident felt a litany of emotions – she got lost, was hungry, tired and jet lagged, not to mention a little overwhelmed. There may have even been some tears. But all of this preceded what would become a journey not just across the Pond, but one of personal growth…

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