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The Very Easy Way to Live and Work Abroad Instantly

Map Happy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Several years ago, when I was desperately searching for opportunities to work abroad, I missed the whole concept of working holiday visas entirely. Soooo easy, as long as you're under 30. All it takes is 30 minutes to fill out a form online. Seriously.

The Worst Advice You'll Ever Hear When Making Life-Changing Decisions

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

With every life-changing decision, I've received great advice from trusted sources. But I've also heard some of the worst advice about changing my life for the better. And you'll probably hear it too.

How To Deal With Aging Parents When You Live Abroad

Ana McGinley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

Every year the number of people embarking on exciting expat assignments increases. For many expats this excitement is dampened by the loss of family we leave behind. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it is difficult to deny the poignancy of saying goodbye to aging parents.

10 Hungarian Habits I Lost When I Moved to the US

Kat Gal | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Kat Gal

At age 17 I left my home country, Hungary and moved to the US. After nearly 9 years of living, studying and working here, yet again, I took another courageous step and I left. Since then I've only been back as a visitor as part of my on-going travels.

Walking on The Ninth Cloud With American Film Director Jane Spencer

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

The Ninth Cloud, the latest film from Zurich-based American director Jane Spencer, leaves an indelible imprint of lovely, surreal snippets on the audience, full of beautiful quirkiness.

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.

Life When You Can't Google It

Sara Harari | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sara Harari

Slowly but surely, I've overcome my Google addiction, and it's my greatest blessing in disguise. When it doesn't come to the rescue, I've learned to rely on -- god forbid, as our grandparents would say -- my brain.

What It's Like to Feel at Home Everywhere And Nowhere

Reem Kassis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Around the holiday season, a common exchange between people living abroad ends in, "I'm going back 'home' for the holidays this year." Ironically, many of us who say this have been living in our new adopted countries for more years than our original ones. The notion of "home" remains fluid.

4 Ways Living Abroad Changes You... Forever

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

You might not realize it immediately but one day you'll see it for what it is. You grew, evolved and moved on. You faced setbacks and dealt with them on your own. You overcame obstacles, beat back the naysayers and you have the scars to prove it.

Why I Turned Down 2 Full-Time Job Offers Out of College to Freelance and Travel

Hailley Griffis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Hailley Griffis

I decided to go and take what I want from the world, rather than take what the world was throwing at me.

When Home Is Everywhere

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Jessica Rosenberg

I grew up in a different world. A world filled with French bread and yummy cheese; with snacks made of bread, butter and chocolate; with classy children's clothes and outdoor markets. I grew up in France, and for the first seven years of my life, that was the only world I knew.

Home. Where's That?

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

I may miss out on having an easy answer when someone asks me where I'm from, but I feel blessed to have enough places that fill me with happiness to make me struggle with the question.

'Sorry, I Don't Do Asians': The Dangers of Racial Discrimination in Dating

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Like so many men with the no-Asians dating and hooking-up policies, Nolan hid behind the old "That's just my preference" excuse. He compared his not being attracted to Asians to his preferring men over women. I let that one slide because it was such a ridiculous argument.

Sponsors, Mentors and Women Expats' Success

Yelena Parker | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Yelena Parker

Sponsors are critical for international moves. We need people who are personally invested in us, want to see us succeed and can use their position power to remove the final barriers. We also need mentors, people who we can trust and want to learn from.

The 4 Things To Consider Before Retiring Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

First there is the dream. A crazy notion that continues to pop into your head. What would it be like to live abroad? After the dream, the plan begins. And like most good plans, it's all in the details. Here are what I consider the Final Four.

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Norm Schriever

First off, there is a HUGE difference between being on vacation and living abroad. That image you have of sitting around on a beach chair all day with a coconut drink in your hand at a luxurious resort?

How To Know Whether You're Ready To Retire Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Moving to a foreign country is a lot like raising children. It's harder than you think it's going to be, and better than you can imagine!

Americans In London: The Expat Experience On Travel With Kate (WATCH)

Posted 10.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live abroad? My niece, travel journalist Kate Thomas, traveled to London and spoke with members of the...

Your Life in a Backpack

Norm Schriever | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months, or even a year, into one backpack.

Why We Moved to Vilcabamba, Ecuador

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

When we get up in the morning, the day is ours. Don't change your lifestyle to suit someplace else; find a place that fits the lifestyle you truly want.

Getting a Foreign Resident Visa Doesn't Mean Giving Up Your Citizenship

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Residency and citizenship are not the same thing. This is one of the most common causes of confusion we've found among future expats.

My Most Memorable Days as an Expat in Uruguay

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

More than once I thought, This scene would be perfect for a Norman Rockwell print. I felt like I had gone back in time to a rural American experience, where life was simpler and perhaps more innocent.

'Our Friends Didn't Understand Why We Wanted to Move Overseas'

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I couldn't be 100% certain, but I think my mother was in tears when I called to tell her that we were moving to Costa Rica. Most of our friends didn't believe us when we told them. Others just couldn't understand why anyone would want to live outside the United States.

5 Easy Ways To Fund A Comfortable Lifestyle Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There are many ways to make a living overseas. You can start your own business, buy an existing business, become a real estate investor, do online trading, teach yoga, pet sit... the sky is the limit. And where there's a will, there's a way. We've done it, and you can do it, too...

What Would Happen If EVERYBODY Were an Expat?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There is a radical difference between spending a relaxing week or two in the spot of your dreams and being there long enough to miss the Wednesday night league at the Royal Lanes or Friday evening happy hour at Sarge's Lounge.