The Best Books on Expat Life and Travel Abroad
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The Best Books on Expat Life and Travel Abroad

We don’t regret moving to a new country, but living abroad isn’t all rainbows and butterflies every day. In the beginning, we struggled with the language, setting up internet and cable, getting lost countless times with Google Maps, and experiencing a car accident three days after buying a car. Most of the stories you hear…

So You Want to be an Expat? How to Choose the Perfect Country for Your Lifestyle
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So You Want to be an Expat? How to Choose the Perfect Country for Your Lifestyle

Have you ever dreamed of living in a villa overlooking the Mediterranean? Or an off-the-grid ecolodge in the jungles of Costa Rica?  Strolling through the vineyards of Tuscany? Or maybe a high-rise apartment in Bangkok with the best Asian food just steps away…The perfect country is out there for you, but which one? It’s surprising…

Getting Your Temporary Visa or Permanent Visa in Mexico
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Getting Your Temporary Visa or Permanent Visa in Mexico

**This post has been updated with known 2023 requirements from the Mexican government but still retains our 4-year experience getting both the temporary and permanent visa.** For our first four years, I  shared our experiences of getting a temporary visa. In December 2021, we qualified for the permanent visa and are ecstatic that we never…

Research Tips For Pet Travel to a New Country
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Research Tips For Pet Travel to a New Country

  If you think it’s hard planning your own flight to your overseas location, planning your pet travel is even more difficult. As humans, we can deal with wonky flight times; leaving at 5am in the morning, or arriving at an unknown location at 11pm at night, hoping someone will be available at the hotel…