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Questions About America I'm Always Asked While Abroad

Thrillist | Posted 10.24.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

I moved from the US to Spain about a year ago to teach English. When I tell anyone I'm from the US, they invariably have questions. Some are simply curious, while others are outright offensive. But people always have questions.

Married? 5 Reasons Why You Should Move Abroad

Sara Harari | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weddings
Sara Harari

One year ago, for no apparent reason, my husband and I decided to move from Manhattan to Beijing. When we told our friends and family, everyone had the same reaction -- a blank stare and two simple words, "But, WHY?"

10 Of The Best Places To Live Abroad

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

Most of us have a deep, sneaking dream to just quit everything and go abroad. And if you're going to make the scene change permanent, Switzerland ...

Six Surprises About German Life (Including the Baths)

Lisa Xia | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Lisa Xia

With that in mind, and in celebration of the funny and awkward, the following are my top observations and surprises about living in Germany.

The Umbrella Movement Belongs to Everyone Who Calls Hong Kong Home

Aneri Shah | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Aneri Shah

The ongoing pro-democracy protests mark a new era for Hong Kong, one where locals, expatriates and those of us in between are uniting to fight for a greater cause.

What's Driving Americans Out of the Country?

Ella Jameson | Posted 09.25.2014 | Money
Ella Jameson

While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

Why Won't Western Women Date Chinese Men?

Jocelyn Eikenburg | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Jocelyn Eikenburg

When I think about how a racist caricature from Hollywood gets tossed around among expats as a symbol of Chinese men -- and Westerners from around the world harbor consistently negative views of Chinese men -- I realize there's a dark side to this whole discussion.

The Expat 'Go-Bag': Why You Might Want One

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

No matter where you live, emergency preparedness is important. And it's doubly important when you live in a foreign country where you may not speak the language or be aware of where to go or what to do.

Want To Retire Overseas? Here Are 11 Tips To Help You Adapt

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If there is one thing we know, no matter the country we expats live in, we will never be 'locals.' We can get legal residence status and even become full-fledged second-passport carrying citizens of any of these countries if we so choose... but we will never ever be Mexican or Ecuadorian or Nicaraguan or Costa Rican or Panamanian...

Why This Place South Of The Border May Be The World's Best Retirement Spot

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Costa Rica, often dubbed the 'happiest place on earth,' has long beckoned expats from North America and elsewhere who long for a more laidback lifestyle and warm tropical breezes.

5 Reasons to Move to Sydney -- Or at Least Visit Before Tearing Yourself Away (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I bought a one-way ticket to a city I'd never been to. Actually, I didn't even know anyone who had been to Sydney. Here's why I moved to Sydney, over other destinations for my expat experience.

The Expat Adventure: Entrepreneurs' Lessons Learned From Year One In the U.S.

PJ Bouten | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
PJ Bouten

For entrepreneurs preparing to venture into the U.S., here are valuable and unexpected lessons we learned in year one.

Moral Whiplash and Other Injuries

Julie Gray | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Julie Gray

I have whiplash from reading this article and that -- in support of Israel, condemning Israel, condemning Hamas, condemning Palestinians, condemning Israelis.

Travel Gear for the Wandering Expat

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For some of the more obsessive-compulsive among us, it has also become a point of honor to be able to pack for weeks or even months on the road in a matter of minutes...

5 Reasons Retiring Abroad Doesn't Always Work

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Moving abroad to a place with better weather, a lower cost of living, and decent health care sounds like a no-brainer. It's a wonderful option for anyone looking to improve their current lifestyle and spend less money to do it -- especially for retirees on a limited budget.

5 Intercultural Issues That Can Make Life Easy for Entrepreneurs, Expats and VCs

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

A few months ago I was asked by Alin Uhlmann, president of Tasuleasa Social, if I could help Romanian entrepreneurs learn how to present their ideas and accomplishments to international partners and investors. Inspired by my discussion with Mr. Uhlmann, I put together five essential issues that can be helpful in intercultural professional relationships.

UTILA, Isla de Bahia: The Authentic Island Experience Still Exists

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

This tiny island is not the Caribbean of the $16 piña colada or the orchestrated see-only-what-the-cruise-operators-want-you-to-see routes. There are...

14 Ways to Work While Traveling

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Congrats to all of the new grads! If you're looking to put your career on hold and TRAVEL before you dive into a committed occupation, here's list of ways to do it!

Sometimes You CAN Go Home Again

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

While visiting family recently in the U.S., we were reminded again that North American expats aren't the only ones who love living and retiring in Latin America. Latin Americans like it, too.

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Mo Seetubtim

Nothing can bring you closer to building an intimate relationship with yourself and getting to know yourself better than moving away from home and living in another city.

Savor the "Unsavory"

China Hands | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
China Hands

Unsavory Elements presents a feast for those who enjoy reading good stories. Editing what is first and foremost a travel book, Tom Carter presents 28 accounts written by individuals who possess decent credentials and superb storytelling abilities.

How To Discover Retirement Bliss In This Country South Of The Border

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Most people visiting Costa Rica fly into the capital, San José, site of the main international airport, but head out as soon as possible for Pacific or Caribbean coast beaches. And the majority of expats live on the coast or in more rural areas of the Central Valley.

Trailing Spouse vs. Accompanying Spouse: Semantics or Principle?

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

As long as expat homemakers are treated as nothing more than "extra baggage" in an international relocation, I will continue to refer to these unsung heroes as "trailing spouses."

Where To Find The Best Pizza In Vietnam

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Courtney and H.J. Derr

Turns out, there are lots of valid reasons to eat pizza in Vietnam.