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Tips For Moving Abroad

Laura McHolm | Posted 08.26.2016 | Travel
Laura McHolm

Moving from the U.S. to another country? Fantastique! Magnífico! You are beginning a great adventure. But of course, first you need to get there with all of your belongings. Whether you are single, or moving a family and pets here are key factors and to-dos to manage when moving abroad.

How I Moved to Italy on My Own (With My Mother)

Alexandra Turney | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Alexandra Turney

When I was 22, I moved to Rome on my own. I had fallen in love with the city while on holiday, and had been inspired by meeting a young woman in a hostel. After her marriage ended she'd decided to start a new life in Rome, and she was staying in the hostel until she found a flat, while looking for work as an English teacher. Why shouldn't I do the same?

What You Need To Know Before You Move Abroad

Sarah McArthur | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Sarah McArthur

I believe everyone should live abroad at least once in their life, but it's an extremely big decision that needs to be thought out thoroughly ahead of...

6 Rules on Moving Abroad for Love

Jaimee Nicole | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Jaimee Nicole

So, you're moving to another country! It's most likely for one of two reasons; you need a change in your life and love to travel, or you fell in love. The latter tends to be a little more complicated.

How to Live in Another Country (Without Losing Yourself)

Jaimee Nicole | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel
Jaimee Nicole

Learning a new language, leaving my career, having to calculate time differences and coordinate Skype calls... that's what I signed up for when I moved to another country. What I did not realize about moving to another country was just how much it would make me question things in my life.

Going Local - Experiences and Encounters on the Road

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Some might say that I've been blessed. Born on perhaps the world's most enchanting island of Santorini, Greece, only to be brought to America's cultur...

Stop Asking Me When I'm Going to Join 'The Adult World'

Cassandra Le | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Cassandra Le

After graduating from college, I decided to skip out on finding a full-time job, and instead applied to teach English abroad in Spain. I think a lot o...

Where To Go If Politics Are Driving You Out Of The U.S.

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.15.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We recently read that, come November, Americans who are unhappy about the result of the upcoming presidential election will be welcomed to move to Canada's Cape Breton. Beyond Canada, where else could one move?

How To Customize The Retire Overseas Plan That's Right For You

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

This doesn't have to be all or nothing. You could 'retire overseas' and still spend part or even lots of your time back home. I make the point in case it hadn't occurred to you already.

8 Things You Learn From Moving Abroad

Alicia Haque | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Alicia Haque

The best because it's made me confident, strong and open-minded, and it's been so much fun. The hardest because I'm living my dream life, only my team back home can't be a part of the adventure for more than a few weeks a year. One thing for sure about moving away is that it will change you. Forever.

6 Things I Have Learned From Moving Internationally

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel
Elena Prokopets

Moving is never easy, especially abroad. But you shouldn't stress out too much and make it look difficult. If you can tame the anxiety and stress, everything will go really smoothly! Living abroad is an incredible experience, so when the opportunity comes your way, grab it!

The Upside to Renting and Frequent Moves

Samantha Munoz | Posted 09.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Samantha Munoz

If you have found yourself in a similar situation to me -- you're a renter, you're constantly moving, or a combination of both -- I am here to tell you that there are positives! Here are my three reasons I now love renting and frequent moves.

Why This 51-Year-Old Mother Of Two Is Living A New Life In China

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

When Escaping Abroad is the Only Option

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Scott De Buitléir

"If only you could escape it all and fly away somewhere..." It's a phrase -- and its various versions -- that I've heard plenty of times by my friends. But few people would seize the opportunity if they had it.

Why This 50-Year-Old Mother Of Two Moved Across The World To China

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

Thrillist | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel

In an effort to help aspiring -- and possibly anxious -- globetrotters, we chatted with a bunch of expats around the world to find out exactly what they wish they'd known before making the big move.

Why You Need To Prepare For Expatriation Like It's Pregnancy

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

"Being an expat isn't always easy," she said. "It's kind of like having children. If someone had told us beforehand what it was really going to be like, we might not have done it." But at the end, she said, "When it's all over, it's so rewarding and so worth it."

9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move To The Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house -- But this might not really be the dream life for everyone.

International Relocation Success in 6 Steps

Sharon Swift | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Sharon Swift

Firstly, and crucially, assess whether the move is right for you. An international move can be exciting but daunting. Moving from family and friends, upsetting your immediate family life -- you might feel guilty and worry about missing out. This is natural.

5 Reasons You Should Prepare Nothing When You Move Abroad

Jessica Pan | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Jessica Pan

Pick a place, pick a purpose, book your flight and go! Just go. Don't read a travel book. Don't search on every forum. Do not take a language class. GO! Now. Put your shoes on and get out of town. You should get to your destination with as little research as possible...

The Bold and the Cautious: A Debate on Moving Abroad

Rachel Kapelke-Dale | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Jess went to Beijing without knowing a word of Mandarin, winging it all the way, while Rachel planned and plotted for months before hopping on her carefully-chosen Air France flight to Paris. We're both adamant that our own methods are the best way to approach life and moving abroad.

What You Need to Know to Move Abroad After Graduation

Her Campus | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Her Campus

If you're deciding if packing up and moving to another country is adventurous or just too risky, we're here to help.

Help! My Spouse Doesn't Want To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

A spouse who's not in favor of discovering what life might be like somewhere else can be a deal-breaker for the idea altogether. You can't very well pack your better half's suitcase for him (or her), take him by the hand, and lead him out the door (as we did with our then 8-year-old daughter when she made it clear, on the eve of our planned departure for Ireland years ago, that she was not on board with the whole moving-to-a-new-country thing).

9 Reasons Not To Retire Overseas (And Why They Don't Matter)

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You could launch a more comfortable, more interesting, safe, pleasant, even adventure-filled life in a number of places around the world on a budget of as little as $1,200 per month or less. In some parts of Panama, Colombia, Thailand, Nicaragua, Malaysia, and Ecuador, for example, you could live comfortably on a budget of less than $1,000 per month. I'd be surprised if you can't afford that.

How To Find Work Abroad

Next Avenue | Dinah Wisenberg Brin | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Dinah Wisenberg Brin Greg Miller spent decades in the San Francisco area, starting up businesses ranging from an aud...