Advantages of Living Abroad: 11 Reasons to Make the Move

If you had asked me two years ago about the advantages of living abroad, I would have said something about traveling more and trying new foods. But after a few years of expat life, I’ve discovered that there are more meaningful reasons to live abroad than eating and sightseeing. Though I do my fair share of those activities as well…

Girl holding straw hat walking down Europe street considering advantages of living abroad

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Moving Abroad Checklist: 13 Tasks You’ll Regret Not Doing

The biggest mistake you can make when relocating overseas is not using a moving abroad checklist. Juggling visa applications, apartment searches, and farewell parties will leave you feeling utterly drained. And in those chaotic, stressful months leading up to the big day, you’ll barely remember to eat, let alone cancel your Hulu subscription that only gets used twice a year.

Moving abroad checklist concept with passports, map, money, and toy plane.

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9 Difficulties of Living in a Foreign Country You Must Overcome

Moving abroad is a major life event for anyone who is brave enough–and lucky enough–to take the leap. While being an expat is exciting, fun, and eventful, it can also be challenging. From making friends to figuring out where to buy groceries, the difficulties of living in a foreign country can feel insurmountable at times.

Living in a foreign country passport, currency, bank cards, and map flat lay.

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How Hiring a Relocation Agent Can Save Your Sanity

Every week, I field emails and DMs from people who need help relocating to London from overseas. And it’s no surprise, because the process is complex, expensive, and downright confusing at times. Luckily, there’s one sure-fire way to save your sanity: hiring a relocation agent.

Hiring a London relocation agent to find a posh flat in Kensington.

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The Essential Moving Abroad Packing Checklist

If I’ve learned anything from three long-distance moves, it’s that we underestimate how much stuff we own. And if you’re relocating abroad, it’s not practical (or financially possible) to bring all your worldly possessions. Figuring out what to leave and what to pack is a daunting process without a moving abroad packing checklist.

Girl writing moving abroad packing checklist on bed with full suitcase.

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My First Year Living in London: 10 Lessons Learned

My first year living in London was a whirlwind. It’s incredible how much I’ve learned in 12 short months, like how to eat with a fork in my left hand. And though I did a TON of advanced research before we arrived, there are some lessons I learned only after moving to London. 

Colorful facades of St. Luke's Mews seen during my first year living in London.

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