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6 tips for finding your home abroad
6 tips for finding your home abroad
You wish to make a home away from home, but what you should consider when choosing your house abroad? Many criteria such as the city's or town's cost of living, quality of housing, rent prices, neighbourhoods, etc. have to be taken into account – whether you're moving alone or with your family. Here are some useful tips to help you make the right housing choice.
5 of our favourite photoblogs
5 of our favourite photoblogs
A picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of reading up about life in your destination of choice, have a look at some of our bloggers who have shared a wealth of photographs to help you discover what life in their country is really like.
6 ideal jobs for people who love to travel
6 ideal jobs for people who love to travel
Does the thought of visiting exotic locations and discovering new cultures seem more appealing than the daily grind of office life? We have put together a list of ideal jobs for those who want to earn a living without sacrificing their love for travelling.
10 things you should know about Denmark
Denmark
10 things you should know about Denmark
Moving to Denmark is likely to be a thrilling experience – especially when you're aware of the basics such as the language, lifestyle, etc.. To help you understand Denmark better, Frederik Drost has compiled some surprising facts about his country.
The joys of being a French expat in Norway
Norway
The joys of being a French expat in Norway
Anne-Sophie comes from Ardennes, but she spent a few years in Paris before moving to Norway. Three years went by since she's living the dream with her companion in the beautiful town of Tønsberg. Looking back at her journey with mixed feelings – with sheer enthusiasm and nostalgia – here is what she has to say about Norway.
The best destinations for the outdoorsy expat
The best destinations for the outdoorsy expat
Many expats are keen to move to urban centres or popular beach destinations, but where should you move to if you love the outdoors? From mountain climbing and hiking to swimming and diving, there is somewhere to suit your lifestyle and adventurous spirit. We've found what we think are ideal destinations for different outdoorsy types.
The top 5 healthiest countries
The top 5 healthiest countries
Where should you go to keep in shape and prolong your life with a healthy lifestyle? Even if the health bug hasn't bitten you, you may want to move somewhere that will encourage you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We look at the top five healthiest countries according to Bloomberg's 2017 Index.
A detailed view of Russia: Through the eyes of a French expat
Russia
A detailed view of Russia: Through the eyes ...
Diane's never-ending passion for new cultures brought her abroad years ago. Originally from Paris, Diane spent a few years in England before moving to Russia in 2013. For her, Russia is a land of opportunities – both at personal and professional levels. She shares her loving feelings for Russia with Expat.com.
Vegan-friendly cities: Which are they?
Vegan-friendly cities: Which are they?
There was a time when being vegan at a restaurant meant having a salad (possibly even without dressing). However, times have moved on, and more of the world's cities are catering to those who have chosen (for religious, personal, or ethical reasons) to eschew meat. Here are just a few of the countries with cities offering the best of vegan cuisine.
5 easy ways to expand your social network
5 easy ways to expand your social network
We all have this one person among our colleagues, friends, or family that's known as “social butterfly” for their networking skills, dynamic personality, and charismatic social interactions. But you can do it too — grow your network, and therefore grow your chances of finding useful information, support, and exciting job vacancies!  
12 countries in 12 months: The story of an ardent digital nomad
12 countries in 12 months: The story of an ...
A few months ago, Justin Poore took up a challenge — to bid farewell to his regular life, and live in 12 countries in one year. Justin travels light, but there are two things he never leaves behind — his passion for video making and his work. Currently, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this digital nomad has a lot more to see and do! Let's get a glimpse into his never-ending adventures.
10 most gay-friendly countries
10 most gay-friendly countries
Moving abroad can be a complicated decision to take for LGBT expats. Some countries – especially those in Europe and North America – may be more welcoming and tolerant than others regarding LGBT rights. To help you choose your next destination, Expat.com gives you an insight into some of the world's most gay-friendly countries.
The best and worst countries for travellers
The best and worst countries for travellers
If travelling is your favourite hobby, you're probably pondering on your next destination. However, there's much more to traveling than just adventure, meeting new people and discovering new cultures; you should also consider your safety and security when choosing your next stop. Expat.com gives you an overview of the safest and the most dangerous countries, according to the World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017.
5 misconceptions about expat life
5 misconceptions about expat life
When you first move abroad to live as an expat, you are probably too thrilled with your new life to bother with what other people think about expats — misconceptions are unfortunate but who says you cannot break them? Here are some of the most common myths around expat life that you may notice passing from person to person, and the reality behind them. Don't let misinformation distract you from moving abroad and achieving your expat goals.
The world's top 5 student cities
The world's top 5 student cities
Spending a year or more abroad as part of your studies is sure to be a major asset in shaping your career, but where should you go for the best experience? Which cities are best for international students in terms of quality of education, social life and affordability? Expat.com gives you an insight into the world's best student cities according to the QS Top Universities ranking.
Nomadism: The way to freedom
Nomadism: The way to freedom
What is better than having the opportunity to earn a living while travelling around the world? The lifestyle of a digital nomad has its ups and downs but first and foremost is rewarding, and it gives you the freedom to discover new cultures, meet interesting people, and create the life you want to live in. Sanne, a digital nomad and blogger, has been living on her own terms for nearly a decade and speaks to Expat.com about her nomadic journey.
Jeff Kontur: Toward the expat dream
Jeff Kontur: Toward the expat dream
If you are dreaming of becoming an expat, but you are overwhelmed by the research you have to undertake and the process of putting all the information on different countries together, Jeff Kontur — an author and aspiring expat — has the solution in his new e-book "The Move Overseas Checklist".
10 neighbourhoods around the world for the super cool
10 neighbourhoods around the world for the ...
Being cool is a lifestyle, or so they say. From the hottest eateries to bars serving up the edgiest cocktails, there are some neighbourhoods that are leading the way in 'cool'. So, if you're after the most edgy or forward-thinking neighbourhoods, Lonely Planet has come up with a list of the places you should be looking to.