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Thinking about a move abroad?

We share expat stories, hacks, and tools. More than ever before, people are moving abroad – for a gap year, a new job, volunteering, or for the experience.

Learn about starting a business abroadteaching English, and even travel photography. We cover specific countries, with profiles ranging from Barcelona and Denmark to a head to head comparison of Yangon vs Bangkok.

When we first started covering expats, we were living in Ecuador. Here’s more about our story. We’ve been writing about language learning, expat life and for years. It is our goal to become the best resource for expat information.

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Living in Switzerland

Thinking About Living in Switzerland? Here are 10 Pros and Cons

Thinking about living in Switzerland? In this post by Lucy Ferguson (bio) you'll learn the pros and cons about living ...
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Moving to Lucerne Switzerland

Moving to Lucerne Switzerland? 10 Things to Know (Cost of Living, Language, Culture…)

Thinking about moving to Switzerland? In this post by Lucy Ferguson (bio) you'll learn what you need to know before ...
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Facts about Costa Rica

79 Facts about Costa Rica (Travelers and Expats) Food, Attractions, Culture, Photos…

If you're curious about Costa Rica, this post will help. In this huge guide, you'll learn 79 facts about Costa ...
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Israel facts

78 Facts about Israel (Travelers and Expats) Food, Attractions, Culture, Photos…

Thinking about a trip to Israel? In this post, you'll learn 78 facts about Israel, including attractions, beaches, food, politics, ...
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facts about Spain

77 Facts about Spain (Travelers and Expats) Food, Culture, Visas, Politics, Photos…

Thinking about a move to Spain? I can't say that I haven't thought about it a few times. In this ...
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Facts about India

78 Facts about India (Travelers and Expats) Food, Travel, Culture, Photos…

Have India in your sights? In this guide, you'll learn 78 facts about India, including travel, food, language, top sights, ...
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Facts about France

79 Facts about France (Travelers and Expats) Food, Culture, Visas, Geography

Have France on the brain? In this huge guide, you'll learn 79 facts about France, including travel, food, expat, culture, ...
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Facts about Italy

80 Facts about Italy (Travelers and Expats) Food, Culture, Visas, Politics, Photos…

Have Italy on the brain? In this huge guide, you'll learn 80 facts about Italy, including travel, food, expat, culture, ...
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Moving to Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona? 10 Things to Know (Customs, Cost of Living, Language…)

Are you moving to Barcelona? In this post by Annebeth Vis (bio), you'll learn ten things to know before relocating ...
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Thinking About Living in Denmark? Here are the 3 Best (and Worst) Things

Thinking About Living in Denmark? Here are the 3 Best (and Worst) Things

Thinking about living in Denmark? In this post by Kay Xander Mellish (bio at end of post) you'll learn about the ...
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Teaching English abroad

Teaching English Abroad: What It’s Really Like in Poland, South Korea, & Myanmar

Thinking about moving abroad to teach English? In this post by Zoe MacKenzie, you'll learn what it's like to teach ...
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Israel beaches tips

6 Beach Tips For Enjoying Israel’s Mediterranean Coastline (All 196 km)

If you’re visiting Israel anytime between May and October, don’t miss out on going to the beach! Bathing in the ...
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10 Reasons to live abroad

Top 10 Reasons to Live Abroad: Guide for Future Expats

Considering a move abroad? In this post, Dan Thompson will share 10 reasons to live abroad. Dan is an expat ...
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American Entertainment While Living Abroad

How to Watch American TV Abroad Online: 5 Tools and Tips

Craving your favorite shows? Here's how to watch American TV abroad online. While living abroad is amazing, sometimes you just ...
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expat-scouting-trip

16 Things to Do on Your Expat Scouting Trip

Are you planning on taking a scouting trip before you move? Have you traveled internationally? If not, there will be ...
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GringosAbroad No More: Why Bryan & Dena Left Ecuador

One week ago today we (along with 7 large bags of luggage, 2 bikes and our dog) left Ecuador, and ...
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Expat types

The 10 Types of Expats (Reasons Why People Move Abroad)

Ever wonder why people move abroad? It's easy to think of workers and retirees, but what about the rest of ...
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Nick Hilden cost of living Granada Spain

My Expat Cost of Living in Granada Spain (Nick Hilden)

Interested in the cost of living in Granada Spain? Nick Hilden is a freelance writer who lived there for a year. He ...
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Rodney Bay Marina: Sail the world

Our Cost of Living: Sailing Around the World (Dana Greyson)

Interested in the cost of living about a sailboat while cruising around the world? It is surprisingly inexpensive. Dana Greyson ...
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Top expat countries

The 61 Top Expat Countries Worldwide

So, where are the top expat countries? What is the best country for expats? It can be a little hard ...
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Cost of living Muscat Oman

My Expat Cost of Living in Muscat, Oman: Carrie Brummer

Interested in the cost of living in Muscat, Oman? Carrie Brummer (ArtistThink.com) is an American expat living in Muscat with ...
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Cost of living in Tainan Taiwan

My Expat Cost of Living in Tainan, Taiwan: Andrew Bliss

Considering a move to Taiwan? What is the real cost of living there? Andrew Bliss is an American living in Tainan, Taiwan. Here ...
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Cost of living in Vietnam Rebekah Voss

My Expat Cost of Living in Hoi An, Vietnam: Rebekah Voss

Thinking about a move to Hoi An, Vietnam? What’s the cost of living there? Rebekah Voss is an American currently based in Vietnam. Learn all ...
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Expat cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

My Expat Cost of Living: Yangon vs Bangkok (Bennett Stevens)

Interested in the cost of living in Yangon or Bangkok? Bennett Stevens (co-founder of Luminous Journeys Travel & Tours) lives ...
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Expat travel insurance for Ecuador

5 Best Travel Insurance Options (For Expats and Travelers)

How do I choose good travel insurance? This is a question we get asked all the time. Which provider is ...
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Pimsleur Spanish Review (My Favorite Way to Learn Spanish)

How's your Spanish? No doubt you have heard about the Pimsleur Spanish course. In this post, I'll review the Pimsleur ...
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living in cuenca ecuador

What’s it Like to Live in Cuenca Ecuador? 9 Reasons We Chose Cuenca

What's it like to live in Cuenca Ecuador? That question could have many answers. The response could differ greatly depending ...
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therapeutic blogging

8 Reasons Blogging is Therapeutic for Travelers & Expats

Have you ever thought about blogging as being therapeutic? It can be, much the way keeping a diary is - ...
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Google translate Spanish and English

Are You Google Translating Spanish to English? (Video)

Chances are if you are living or traveling in a Spanish speaking country you will use Google Translate at some ...
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load balance internet

How to Load Balance Two Connections (Get Better Internet Abroad)

Stable internet is always a concern. While the internet would go out once in a while in Canada, it was ...
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Expatriate Definition

What’s Your Expatriate Definition?

Seems like a simple enough question. What is an expat? It doesn't really sound that complicated. What is the definition of expatriate? Who ...
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Is Your Blog Offensive? 6 Ways to Write a Better Blog

Is Your Blog Offensive? 6 Ways to Write a Better Blog

Blogging is a great way to share information, connect with other travelers, and make some money. It can also be tricky. Different than ...
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US taxes for expats in Ecuador

Expat Taxes: Who Pays What to Whom? Tax & Residency Issues (USA, Canada)

Learn about expat taxes for Americans and Canadians living abroad. Post is by 2 tax professionals, a CPA and an ...
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My Visit to the Aruba Butterfly Farm: Photos, Facts, Map

My Visit to the Aruba Butterfly Farm: Photos, Facts, Map

The Butterfly Farm in Aruba is a great place to spend a couple of hours! Mom and Dad liked it ...
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Books about moving abroad

17 Best Expat Books About Moving Abroad (Family, Retire, Work Abroad, Travel Blogging…)

Thinking about a move abroad? In this post, you'll learn about the best books about moving abroad. When we relocated ...
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ecuador-expat-blog

How to Make Money While Traveling: Blogging, Web Design, Photography

In this post, you'll learn how we became location independent. And how to make money while traveling and living abroad ...
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Expat life in Jerash

Meet Laura Rihani: American Living in Amman Jordan

Jordan Expat Life – Laura Rihani, Amman Jordan The Expat: Laura Rihani What is your blog url? Site: discoverjordan.com Where are you currently ...
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Jay St John living in Gabon West Africa

Meet Jay St John: Canadian Expat Living in Port Gentil, Gabon (West Africa)

 The Expat: Jay St John Jay St John: Canadian Expat Living in Port Gentil, Gabon  What is your blog url? ...
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Living Abroad: The Bad Days (How 7 Expat Families Cope)

Living Abroad: The Bad Days (How 7 Expat Families Cope)

When we were planning our move abroad we didn't give much thought to bad days. We were focused on how ...
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Living in China

Meet Steven LePoidevin Living in Wuhan, Hubei China (Cost of Living, Language…)

Meet Steven LePoidevin, a Canadian who moved to China in 2007. In this article, he discusses the cost of living, language, ...
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Living in Mendoza Argentina

Meet Julie and Jamie Butler Living in Mendoza, Argentina (Cost of Living, Language…)

Meet Julie and Jamie Butler, Americans who moved to Argentina in 2011. In this article, they share their expat story, ...
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Erin Morris living in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Expat Life: Erin Morris, Alajuela

This is part of our Expat Life Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here.  Costa Rica Expat Life: Erin Morris, Alajuela Costa Rica ...
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Nanelle Newbom expat

El Salvador Expat Life: Nanelle Newbom, San Salvador

El Salvador Expat Life: Nanelle Newbom, San Salvador The Expat: Nanelle Newbom Where are you currently living? We are living ...
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schooling-your-expat-kids

Schooling (Home Schooling) Your Expat Kids: Our Ecuador Experience

If you have children and are planning a move abroad you’re probably concerned about their schooling. For us this was ...
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Moving to Ecuador

We’re Moving to Ecuador! Here’s Our Story: Choose a Country, Sell, Move, Settle

Our journey started long before we ever set foot on the soil of Ecuador. For about two years we did ...
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Here is the gear we love to travel with. To capture our adventure and to travel safe and comfortable.

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