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Expats Give Their Advice on Moving Abroad

Relocating abroad is a dream many of us hold, but for many that dream becomes a reality when they up sticks and move abroad to their dream destination. Whether you’re dreaming of a sun drenched paradise, a better way of life, or a new challenge abroad we’ve asked the expat experts for their top tips on moving countries, or even continent. From what they wish they’d known about location to learning a new language and settling in, we’ve rounded up all of the essential detail you need to know before you pack your life into a suitcase. Location Choosing your location…

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The Countries Ready for you to Retire

As soon as we begin our journey into the world of work, we’re often already wishing our life away and dreaming of retirement. With the UK population living longer it’s also meant we have to work longer too, and if there’s anything that’s drummed into us from an early age it’s to plan for your retirement and it’s with good reason too. Many of us dream of escaping abroad to enjoy our retirement in new and often sunnier surroundings, but whether you lust after a blissful and relaxing retirement or want a more action packed later life, then where you chose…

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Understanding Healthcare when Moving Abroad

Our health, and our family’s health is one of the most important things to us and when moving abroad it’s an element you really don’t want to compromise on. Whilst in the UK we are lucky enough to have the NHS which provides us with free healthcare whenever we need it, the situation abroad does vary with a mixture of free and paid healthcare systems. When relocating abroad you will no longer be covered by the NHS as care is only provided for residents who are in the UK at the time. If you’re relocating within the EU then your EHIC…

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The Happy Factor – Countries with the Best Wellbeing

Whatever your reason for moving abroad be it because of a job, family or the chance to experience a new place, it’s likely that wellbeing will also play a big factor in your decision to relocate. A study by the OECD Better Life Initiative has enabled countries to be compared based on 11 topics that all contribute to overall wellbeing. These included; housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. It can be difficult to quantify wellbeing and part of the beauty in the world is that it varies so differently from country to…

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How to Start a Business Abroad

Unless you are looking to retire abroad or purchase a second home, for many of us, moving away from home will mean that you need to find a job. A new home, means a new start and starting a business abroad is a dream many hold. With languages to learn, friends to make and a new life to settle into, the prospect of setting up a business abroad may seem a daunting one at first. Which is why we’ve put together a guide of what you’ll need to consider before you begin your business abroad, from starting up to essential paperwork…

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The Best Destinations in Europe to Buy a Second Home

Many of us have dreams of buying a second home abroad and whether we are seeking a sunnier climate, a residence to escape from the realities of everyday life or a holiday let, there are many reasons why we look to buy in Europe. However, before you buy it’s important to weigh up the benefits of each destination, after all it’s a big investment to get wrong. Aside from finding your dream property, you should also ensure you’ve researched the lifestyle of the area and any heath, educational and work regulations you may need to know about. We’ve put together a…

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Having A Baby Abroad – What You Need to Know

Having a Baby Abroad – What You Need to Know So, you’ve escaped the rat race and you’re living the dream abroad in the haven of sunnier climes, rural countryside or perhaps you’re city based. Maybe you relocated on your own, as a couple or as a family, but what do you need to know about having a baby in a foreign country? Take a look at our top tips to consider when having a baby abroad and how to make the journey as smooth as possible. The Move Firstly, research, research, research. Whether you’ve already moved abroad or are mid…

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How to Move to Germany

Guide to: Moving to Germany Germany, stereotypically known as an orderly and uptight country also happens to be one of the cleanest and most beautiful countries in the European Union. Birthplace to important historical figures such as Bach, Beethoven and Goethe. Germany is rich in culture, history and architecture with a diverse landscape, they also have a surprising amount of festivals and community celebrations to be enjoyed! The German economy is the largest on the continent; with a population of 81 million, Germany has one of the lowest rates of unemployment at only 5.2% and because of this the job market…

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10 Safety Tips for Travelling Expats

10 Safety Tips for Travelling Expats There is an extraordinary amount of information and advice readily available to travellers – below we have put together 10 of the best tips to aid you on your adventures! Visit your potential new home before you dive in If you plan on staying in one place for a number of months, it is worth visiting for a week or 2 and renting an apartment to make sure that the reality meets your expectations. It’s important that you feel comfortable and secure in your new potential surroundings, so be sure to carry out some daily…

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International Removals – How Does it Work?

International Removals – How Does it Work? “Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”- Henry Miller So, you have made the mammoth decision to move abroad, and who could blame you? The climates and cultures of faraway lands coupled with the promise of new adventures in both work and play are enough to make anyone question staying the UK at some point in their lives. Whether you are pursuing a change in career or are taking some time out of the daily grind, there are some critical points to consider to ensure a smooth transition…

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