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Culture Shock -- Expats Confess their Cultural Blunders
By Betsy Burlingame

In our culture shock report, we asked expats to share any cultural blunders that they committed. Here are some of the responses.

Expats in Saudi Arabia -- 5 Tips for Living in Jeddah
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats in Jeddah offer advice about living on compounds vs living out, where to meet other expats, international schools, raising kids in Jeddah and much more.

Expats in Panama -- Thanksgiving in Panama
By Betsy Burlingame

American expats in Panama can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at these restaurants.

Expats in Beijing -- Thanksgiving in Beijing
By Joshua Wood

For American expats looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Beijing.

Expats in Paris -- Thanksgiving in Paris
By Betsy Burlingame

If you're living in Paris and in search of a place to dine on Thanksgiving, we have several suggestions. If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner, find out where you can order a turkey.

Expat Counseling -- Help Your Marriage Thrive Abroad
By Dhyan Summers

Expats can help their marriage not just survive, but thrive while living abroad by using compassionate communication.

Expats in London -- Thanksgiving in London
By Betsy Burlingame

There are numerous restaurants in London that offer wonderful Thanksgiving menus for expats and locals! Here are few of our favorites.

Expats in Ecuador -- Thanksgiving in Ecuador
By Betsy Burlingame

For American expats looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Quito and Cuena.

Expats in Budapest -- International Schools in Budapest
By Betsy Burlingame

There are numerous international and bilingual schools in Budapest. In this article, we highlight some of the more popular international schools school for expats in Budapest.

Expats in Portugal -- 5 Best Places to Retire in Portugal
By Betsy Burlingame

Expat retirees love Portugal for its welcoming people, gorgeous beaches, quaint towns and wonderful restaurants. In this article, we cover 5 great places to retire in Portugal.

Travel Health -- Healthcare Abroad in the EU
By European Commission

The European Commission offers an overview of EU citizens' healthcare rights while traveling in other EU countries.

Expats in Nicaragua -- A Year of Nicaraguan Festivals and Celebrations
By Casey Callais

From San Silvestre Papa in January to Tulululu in May, Nicaragua has more than 200 festivals each year. Casey Callais highlights the best festivals throughout the year.

Expats in Switzerland -- 5 Tips for Living in Zug
By Betsy Burlingame

Zug, Switzerland is a beautiful city and very popular among expats. 30 minutes south of Zurich, this low-tax region is home to numerous multinational companies.

Moving to India -- How To Ship A Car To India
By Joe Webster

Job Webster of A1 Auto Transport offers tips for shipping a car to India.

Moving Abroad -- Give Paws For Thought When Relocating With Pets
By Crown Relocations

Sheila Robertson relocated to Abu Dhabi with her husband and 5 rescue dogs. Read how she prepared for them for the move and how her dogs handled the relocation.

Expats in Japan -- 4 Business Etiquette Tips on Conducting Business in Japan
By Aarti Bansal

Newcomers to Japan should consider these 4 tips for conducting business in Japan.

Expats in Barcelona -- International Schools in Barcelona
By Betsy Burlingame

Families moving to Barcelona have a number of great schools to consider. There are several American and British schools plus foreign children are allowed to attend public school. In this article we highlight several of the more popular English schools and expats' advice with regard to public vs. private English schools.

Expat Travel -- Ready for your holidays? Here's what you need to remember
By European Commission

This article from the European Commission reviews common travel issues when planning a holiday in the EU - from passenger rights to safety to traveling with pets.

Expats in Budapest -- 5 Tips for Living in Budapest
By Betsy Burlingame

Most expats love living in Budapest for it's beauty and culture. There's something for everyone in Budapest. Yes, you'll have to deal with lots of bureaucracy, but people are friendly and helpful. Once you get past the red tape, life in Budapest is rewarding.

Retiring in France -- 5 Affordable Places to Retire in France
By Betsy Burlingame

The word affordable and France don't normally end up in the same sentence, but it's all relative and more affordable villages and cities do exist! They are often some of the most charming places to retire in France. Here are 5 affordable places to retire in France plus advice on how to find others.

Expat Guide -- Moving to Tenerife
By Hollie Mantle

Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz in the north is where more jobs can be found. The south is home to resorts, beaches and tourism industry jobs. There are international schools in both areas. Do your homework and be sure to spend time exploring and visiting Tenerife before you make the move.

Expats in the US -- Which US States Are Best For Expats?
By Ella Jameson

Ella Jameson shares her picks for the best US states for expats. What do you think? Share your favorite US states for expats.

Expats in Barcelona -- 5 Tips for Living in Barcelona
By Betsy Burlingame

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region where some citizens are fighting for their independence from Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city that's rich in history and architecture with a thriving nightlife scene.

Considering renouncing citizenship? -- You may want to think again!
By David McKeegan

The number of US citizens living abroad who are renouncing their citizenship is on the rise. David McKeegan discusses 5 things to consider before tossing your passport.

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