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Advice for expats living abroad and those preparing to move overseas.

Expats in Stavanger -- 5 Tips for Living in Stavanger
By Joshua Wood

Life in Stavanger can be complicated for expats. By most accounts, it is a difficult culture to get accustomed to, but with the right frame of mind and a willingness to adapt, it can be a rewarding expat experience.

Expats in Dubai -- 5 Tips for Living in Dubai
By Joshua Wood

Expats in Dubai will find one of the largest expat hubs in the world. With so many other people from other cultures, it's a location where just about anyone can find a comfort zone with the right frame of mind and amount of effort.

Expats in Brazil -- 5 Tips for Living in Florianopolis, Brazil
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats LOVE Florianopolis, Brazil for it's breathtaking beaches and safe neighborhoods. Plus, it's a great place to raise kids. Unfortunately, the cost of living and limited job opportunities can be challenging.

Moving to Canada -- The Ultimate Guide To Shipping A Car To Canada
By Joe Webster

Everything you need to know about shipping a vehicle to Canada - whether it's a car, jeep, motorcycle, truck, or SUV. Though the process isn't entirely different for other types of vehicles, there are some details that are particular to each.

Expats in Tanzania -- 5 Tips for Living in Tanzania
By Joshua Wood

Expats living in Tanzania find a wide variety of cultural influences and geography, which is largely dependent upon where in the country they live and what brought them there in the first place.

Expats in Denver -- 5 Tips For Living In Denver
By Joshua Wood

Expats in Denver will find a unique culture that combines an independent spirit with a profound love for the outdoors. Technology companies abound in this quintessential Rocky Mountain state.

Expats in Abu Dhabi -- 10 Tips for Living in Abu Dhabi
By Joshua Wood

Expats in Abu Dhabi enjoy a unique lifestyle in the Middle East, but the requirements for moving there are very specific. Find out what these are and what it is like to live in this truly diverse city.

Expat Tax -- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About FBAR!
By David McKeegan

With the FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) deadline approaching and many expats unaware of whether or not they need to file, take a closer look at the filing requirements and how exactly it is done.

Making Friends in the US -- 10 Tips For Making Friends in the United States
By Joshua Wood

Expats in the U.S. sometimes find it hard to make friends. While it can be challenging, the United States offers quite a few ways to make the process of making friends easier than one might think.

Expats in Seattle -- 5 Tips for Living in Seattle
By Joshua Wood

Read what it's like to move to Seattle and live as an expat in one of the most important technology centers in the world. Expats in Seattle enjoy a unique culture in a gorgeous Pacific Northwest setting.

Expats in Los Angeles -- 5 Tips for Living in Los Angeles
By Joshua Wood

Read what it's like to move to Los Angeles and live as an expat in one of the most famous cities in the world. Expats in Los Angeles enjoy a diverse city in a warm and sunny climate, where differences are celebrated as much as anywhere else in America.

Expat Taxes -- 5 Things About Expat Taxes
By David McKeegan

Greenback Tax Services helps you explore expat taxes and some of the most important things you don't know about the financial implications of living abroad.

Expats in San Francisco -- 5 Tips for Living in San Francisco
By Joshua Wood

Expats living in San Francisco and the Bay Area will find a unique culture that is a magnet for people from all over America - and the world. Find great information on how to settle into the home of Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, and much, much more.

Spoiled for Choice -- What Migration Did for British Food Culture
By Monica Karpinski

How has migration impacted British food culture? Monica Karpinski talks about how foods from the EU, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia have influenced today's food culture in the UK.

Expats in Saint Lucia -- 5 Tips for Living in Saint Lucia
By Joshua Wood

Expats in Saint Lucia enjoy an exotic Caribbean setting, friendly locals, and all kinds of activities. Get acquainted with what it means to live in Saint Lucia, and how you can make it happen.

Expats in Granada -- 5 Tips for Living in Granada, Nicaragua
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats love Granada, Nicaragua for it's colonial architecture, rich history and thriving expat community. In this article, we cover cost-of-living in Granada, safety, real estate, health care and more.

Retiring Abroad -- 4 Off-the-Beaten Track European Retirement Destinations
By Ella Jameson

Many Brits retire to Spain, Australia, Canada, and America and these countries have thriving expat communities. Ella Jameson talks about other retirement destinations that are sometimes overlooked.

Expat Ireland -- 10 Tips for Living in Ireland
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats living in Ireland say that the transition from tourist to expat is not as easy as one would think -- from challenges making friends with the Irish to the rainy, gloomy weather. Expats who make the effort and take their time are rewarded with life-long Irish friends and a love of Ireland.

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

Expats discuss the best places to retire in Nicaragua. From upscale communities on the Emerald Coast to the beautiful city of Granada, Nicaragua is no longer just a haven for surfers.

Expats in Scotland -- 10 Tips for Living in Scotland
By Joshua Wood

Expat in Scotland love traditional Scottish culture, beautiful landscapes and they experiences both combine to make possible. Be aware of the high cost of living, but if you come prepared you will always want to come back to this very special place.

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

There are numerous international schools in Singapore. This article highlights some of our members' recommendations.

Expats in Singapore -- 10 Tips for Living in Singapore
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats love that Singapore has dozens of expat clubs and associations, wonderful international schools and incredible nightlife. These factors definitely help to make up for the high cost of living and relentless heat and humidity.

Expats in Poland -- 10 Tips For Living In Poland
By Joshua Wood

Find out about where expats live, how important it is to learn Polish, and even where some of the best places are to enjoy a beer in Poland. Information on Warsaw, Krakow, Tricity and other areas are also covered in this introduction to expat life in Poland.

Expats in College -- Expat Guide to Finding Your Ideal College State
By Ella Jameson

The U.S is the first choice for international undergraduates, with nearly 900,000 foreign students making the move last year. Read advice on some of the options available to students around the world.

Expat Tax -- Preparing to File your US Expat Tax Return Now = Less Hassle Later!
By David McKeegan

It's the time of the year most US citizens dread--tax time. US expats around the world shudder even more than US residents due to the complicated and oftentimes confusing process of filing US expat taxes. But it doesn't have to be this way! Preparation is the key.

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