expat life

Seen Them, Been Them: The 11 Types of Expat

People move abroad for many different reasons. But if you tally them up, you’ll find they generally fall into pretty distinctive categories. The same is true for the way they react to their host culture. Some l...
Bank Accounts Abroad

The Expat’s Guide to Opening a Bank Account Abroad

The last time I opened a bank account in Canada, it took me 15 or 20 minutes. I just walked in off the street on an impulse and filled in an application. I only had to show them my driver’s license as proof of ...
Family Travel

Forget Your Excuses and Go Travel

Do you say you want to travel or live abroad, but when asked why you don’t get started, you find yourself reciting a long list of reasons to prove it’s impossible? You’re not alone. It’s easy to dream big...
tips for beating jet lag

Top 5 Tips for Surviving Jet Lag

Jet lag is the price we pay for travelling at high speeds. The technical term for it is a “circadian rhythm sleep disorder,” which just means your internal clock is messed up because you hopped time zones fa...
expat lifestyle

How to Fund Your Expat Life

So you want to be an expat: travel the world, find new friends, immerse yourself in a foreign language. But how can you actually make a living? One of the biggest challenges when it comes to expat living is ...

Why Do You Want to Live Abroad?

Making a new life on foreign shores is the dream of many. But what happens when you try to make the dream a reality? It seems glamorous, but it can be very hard work. A lot of folks talk about running away t...

How to Deal With Reverse Culture Shock

I’ve never experienced much culture shock when moving abroad. I moved to Tokyo on a couple weeks notice, with just a backpack and a bag full of books. And I went from living in a house to a tiny apartment wher...