Category Archives Living Abroad

Today's technology makes it easy to work remotely from abroad. In addition to freelancers, now even full-time employees with flexible or remote-first working policies can go abroad while keeping their jobs.  Before you book your flight, there are details, from reachability to tax concerns, to sort out with your employer. Preparations prior to working remotely from abroad may include researching…

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When I was 24 years old, I quit my job to travel the world by myself for a year. I worked three jobs for eight months to save up just enough to shoestring my way across Europe, parts of Asia, and New Zealand. I’ve since moved to Copenhagen and Paris by myself, too. And while I set off in search…

people sandboarding in Ica, Peru

Vineyards stretch across flat land for over a thousand acres with the foothills of the Andes Mountains silhouetted along the horizon. It’s not a sight you expect to see in Peru unless you’re aware that Pisco, the Peruvian national spirit and the key ingredient in their famous Pisco sour, is made from grapes. I spent a few nights in total…

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Workers are increasingly jumping on the digital nomad lifestyle trend. If the term is new to you, digital nomads are remote workers on the move; people who are able to work from anywhere they’d like as long as they have a computer and internet access. If the term is not new to you, maybe you’re here to find out more…

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Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. These immersive educational and cultural experiences are most commonly thought of as semester-long programs during college. But you don’t need to be in your late teens and early twenties to have your life transformed by a study abroad experience.  Travel specifically focused on education is a rapidly growing segment of the travel industry,…

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Having private health insurance has always been one of the top things expats needed to live safely in a foreign country. However, having health insurance in times of a pandemic is even more crucial than before. Expatriates living abroad might have problems accessing public healthcare in their country of residence or might not be eligible for it at all. Those…

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Americans abroad don’t always have the nicest reputation with locals, especially at many of the most popular tourist destinations for U.S. travelers. This reputation can be boiled down to ethnocentrism, which people from the U.S. seem to feel more strongly than others. Judging other people’s cultures based on the standards of your own is where the American tourist stereotype has…

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My first overseas trip was a 10-day jaunt to the UK in my third year of University. I went with a friend who was a few years older than me and, I assumed, wiser because she had already spent several months backpacking around Europe. Based on her recommendations, we planned an ambitious itinerary: a night in Newcastle, a night in…

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