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Welcome to our worldwide page where we have a little bit of something for everyone. If you're after advice about being an expat, what you'll need to settle in a new place or the questions that you have to ask yourself before the big move - we have it all here. We also have some fun facts about the best of the best destinations, holidays and places to see for all you travel bugs out there. Welcome to where we have it all.

  • 10 Cities with the Most Expensive Housing

    Ever wonder if you live in an unaffordable city? A survey of eight countries showed some of the most expensive cities to get a house in. Check out the top ten!

  • Top 5 English-Speaking Countries for Expats

    An expat survey shows which countries are the most popular Anglophone destinations for expats. Here are the top five and their best attributes.

  • The 10 Least and Most Corrupt Countries in the World

    The Corruption Perception Index 2016 ranked 176 countries based on their perceived levels of corruption. Check out the top and bottom 10.

  • GCC Nations Are Among the Most Polluted in the World

    A study by The Eco Experts ranks 135 countries based on how toxic they are. Here are the 10 most and least polluted countries in the world.

  • The 5 Best Countries for Expats to Build Their Career

    Are you looking to move abroad to help develop your career and exceed in your knowledge and skillset? Here's five countries you should take into consideration...

  • 8 Expat Problems That Are Just Too Real

    There are some experiences every expat goes through, so here are some funny ones we’re sure you’ll find relatable!

  • Top 10 Countries with the Best Quality of Life

    If you've ever wondered which countries have the highest standard of living, here are the top 10. This list proves that money isn't everything, as most of these countries aren't amongst the top 10 richest nations.

  • Top 15 Healthiest Countries for Expats to Live In

    In a recent survey, expats ranked their host countries by their health and wellbeing. Here are the top 15 countries to lead a healthy life in!

  • 6 Annoying Things Expats Hate Hearing

    As expats, there are some often repeated phrases and questions that are very unnecessary. Here are some you'll probably find familiar.

  • Would You Dare? The World's Glass-Bottomed Attractions

    China has recently opened the world's highest glass bottom bridge... Would you dare to walk on it? We check out other thrilling attractions, too!

  • You Know You’re a Dog Owner When…

    As dog owners, we have accepted the fact that we can no longer have nice things, although we can’t help but forgive our 4 legged friends for every disaster that they have caused, after all, they are unbelievably adorable.

  • Charities & Support Groups Worldwide

    It's perfectly normal for an expat to want to invest time and effort into local initiatives and charities in your new home, and worldwide, to give something back to the community and individuals living here.

  • Brexit and the UAE

    It’s a topic on everyone’s mind who are currently residing in the United Kingdom, and they’re all considering the pros and cons of a vote in favour of Brexit. But what about the UK citizens who live abroad? What would Brexit mean for expats living in the UAE?

  • Brexit and British Expats

    It's a big question and a popular concern for Britons heading for the polls this month to determine whether or not Britain will leave the EU. How will expats and people who own property in EU countries be affected? Will they be? How?

  • Monitoring Your Preteens Technology Use

    We know there are different hurdles for every stage of child development, but preteens have a special set of concerns as they straddle the innocence of childhood and their burgeoning maturity. During this transition period it is vital for parents to take measures to protect our children. One way we can achieve this is to track a child’s technology activity to ensure their safety.

  • Surviving the Wet Season

    The Philippines sits in the South East Asia region where the weather is tropical. This means that it is hot and humid all year long. It also means we basically only have two seasons. Wet and Dry.

  • If you live in the UAE you may also enjoy…

    The UAE is unique as it seems to manages to entertain and engulf people regardless of how different their interests may be from one another.

  • The 13 Stages of Becoming a New Expat

    Expats or future expats who have decided that it's time to relocate onto their next adventure, often find the shift stressful, as they go through a number of physical and mental stages.

  • Why Student and Expat Life Are The Same

    We're sure many students will have felt lost, somewhat lonely and a little overwhelmed at the thought of leaving home for the very first time. Even for those students who remain safe under their parents home, you still have to throw yourself out there.

  • 5 Things to Consider When Repatriating

    To repatriate means to move back to your country of origin. As expats abroad, sometimes the idea of packing up everything and returning 'home' sounds like a dream.

  • Random Acts of Kindness: Going Above and Beyond

    Have you ever heard the saying, “no one has ever become poor by giving”? We have and we strongly abide by this quote, simply because we believe in world that is filled with kindness and good karma. If you're looking to splurge on kindness during this Ramadan, we've got you covered!

  • Random Acts of Kindness: Effortless Acts of Kindness

    Kindness brings out our characters. While some acts of kindness involve heaps of money and time, others don’t require much at all, but the impact will leave you and everyone around you awe-inspired!

  • 9 Interview Tips to Calm Your Nerves

    Do you have a job interview in the pipeline? Congratulations! Now's the time to prepare yourself properly to reduce the chance of any hiccups and ensure you're at your very best!

  • 6 Hotspots To Get You To Travel More

    Every new year, thousands of people write “travel more” on their real (or mental) lists about things to change this year. If you’re determined once and for all, and are just looking for the inspiration to push you over the edge and book that ticket, here are 7 hotspots around the world that are begging for a little TLC from tourists.

  • How to Fall in Love and Travel

    There's a lot of material out there about finding love outside your comfort zone, but is it realistic? Let's explore... So kick up your heels, and get to the basics before letting go of your heart to the first accent you hear—you owe it to a new you!

  • Arranged Marriage: What You Need to Know

    The tradition of an arranged marriage can be a confusing for some. Though some frown upon the tradition, the idea is often welcomed by young people who are enthusiastic about the idea of their parents picking their life partner.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Zumba

    Zumba is a fitness craze that's been taking the world by storm, and is said to be a fun and effective way to workout. We all know how daunting it can be to go to the gym, but with these tips from our resident Zumba instructor, working out might not be so bad. Afterall, it’s not a workout if you are dancing and singing for an hour, and by the end of class you still have a smile on your face right?

  • 15 Lessons Learnt as Expats

    There's no denying that moving, living and working abroad can dramatically change a person, often for the better... And sometimes for the worst. And there's lots of valuable lessons to be learnt while living as an expatriate around the world...

  • Tips for the Solo Expat

    No matter where you are in the world, moving as a single, expatriate woman can prove challenging and pose unsafe at times. So take care of yourself with our advice.

  • Breathtaking Places That You Didn’t Know Existed

    The world is a beautiful place full of mysterious wonders. From natural sights from across the world, we bring to you some of the most striking natural landmarks that can be found in our stunning green and blue planet.

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