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Moving to Ecuador -- 11 Things to Know Before Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca is Ecuador's third largest city, but still has a small-city feeling. Expats share 11 things they wish they had known before moving to Cuenca from packing sunscreen to being aware of gringo gouging.

Expats in Barcelona -- Moving to Barcelona

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there.

Moving to Bermuda -- Moving to Bermuda

Expats in Bermuda offer some excellent advice - and words of caution - about what it means to move to Bermuda. Housing, health care, basic tips and more are covered.

Moving to Scotland -- 9 Things to Know Before Moving to Scotland

Here are 9 things to know before moving to Scotland from expats who have already moved there. Their advice covers topics such as the NHS, expat health insurance, village vs. city life, the high cost of living in Scotland, visas and much more.

Moving to Romania -- 10 Things to Know Before Moving to Romania

Expats moving to Romania, should read this article that covers healthcare, best places to live, culture shock, and much more.

Moving to Honduras -- 9 Things to Know Before Moving to Honduras

If you're moving to Honduras, this must-read article covers healthcare, best places to live, culture shock, crime and much more.

Moving to China -- 9 Things to Know Before Moving to China

Expats in China offer tips for newcomers and others considering a move to China. Advice what to bring when you move to China, health insurance and healthcare, finding an apartment, expat banking and more.

Expats in Chile -- Moving to Chile

If you're moving to Chile, this is a must-read article that covers it all - best places to live, healthcare, earthquakes, driving permits, schools and more.

Moving to Chile -- Shipping, Customs Inspections & Extra Baggage

Expats in Chile offer advice to newcomers about shipping to Chile, customs inspections and more.

Expats in Vietnam -- Moving to Vietnam

Expats who have moved to Vietnam report a positive experience living in the Southeast Asian nation. They cite the culture, the food, the people as some of the things they love about Vietnam. The heat is a challenge for some!

Expats in London -- Moving to London

Expats describe London as a love it or hate it city. With it's high cost of living and rainy weather, it's not for everyone. But, those who move to London and love it will tell you that the city's tremendous diversity, vibrant nightlife, incredible restaurants and varied neighborhoods.

Expats in Turkey -- Moving to Turkey

If you're moving to Turkey, read this guide to get advice from expats living in Turkey about making the move.

Moving to Malaysia -- 10 Things to Know Before Moving to Malaysia

Expats are attracted to Malaysia's lower cost of living, bustling cities, multicultural vibe, climate and proximity to Singapore. Many expat retirees take advantage of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program. For others who don't qualify, visa runs become a inconvenient part of expat life that often dissuade them from staying in Malaysia long-term.

Expats in Saudi Arabia -- Moving to Saudi Arabia

Expats who want to move to the Saudi Arabia should fully explore what it means to move and live there. Read a lot of comments from people who live in Saudi Arabia, and have for a number of years.

Expats in India -- Moving to India

Moving to India? We've compiled a laundry list of advice from expats living in India about what to bring, apartments, expat life and more. It's must-read guide for anyone researching how to move to India.

Expats in Indonesia -- Moving to Indonesia

Expats discuss what they wish they had known before moving to Indonesia. Locals say "yes" even when they really mean to say "no" and traffic can be a nightmare. But, there are many of positives, too.

Expats in the USA -- Moving to the USA

Expats who want to move to the USA should do a lot of homework and carefully organize their efforts as they move through the immigration process. This article and the other resources linked will help you develop an understanding of how to accomplish this.

Moving to Ecuador: -- 14 Things to Know Before Moving to Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador offer advice to newcomers and people considering a move to Ecuador about clothing, sunscreen, renting before buying, gringo pricing, Ecuadorians politeness and much more.

Moving to Hungary -- 8 Things Expats Wish They Had Known Before Moving to Hungary

Expats share 8 things they which they had known before they made the big move to Hungary - from what to bring to finding a good bank, healthcare to deciding where to live.

Moving Abroad -- Boating, Sailing and Yachting in Monaco

Expats in and around Monaco have access to one of the best playgrounds in the world for those that love life on the water. And if you're lucky enough to have a sailboat or yacht and want to sail up and tackle some of those amenities on land, Monte Carlo and Menton are just for you!

Expats in Colombia -- 22 Expats Talk about What It's Like Moving to Colombia

If you're moving to Colombia, read these tips from expats living Colombia. From what to bring to Colombia, hiring a lawyer for visa issues, buying vs. renting, health insurance and hospitals, the frustrations of using Amazon in Colombia and more.

Moving Abroad -- Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Boat

When expats dream of living abroad, it so often means living near the water, so that they can spend time ON the water. Here's our introduction to some of the countries to consider if you want to spend time sailing, yachting or in any other way enjoy boating abroad.

Moving Abroad -- Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Golf

Moving abroad often means access to some of the best golf experiences expats will ever have. Here are some of the best countries when it comes to life on the links.

Moving Abroad -- Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Fish

People all over the world love to fish, and many expats move abroad to have great access to the best fishing spots in the world. Here is some great advice from expats and a great start to researching the international angling life!

Moving Abroad -- Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Surf

Expats interested in moving abroad to surf have all kinds of options to consider in virtually every corner of the globe. Here's some advice from expats on where to surf and how to make a life abroad work!

Best Places to Live Overseas -- Costa Rica vs. Panama

When expats consider a move to Central America, there are more and more options available to them. Often, the conversation will turn to Costa Rica vs. Panama. Read what expats who have lived in both of these countries have to say.

The Netherlands -- 7 Things to Know Before Moving to The Netherlands

Expats who moved to the Netherlands talk about deciding whether to live in urban or suburban neighborhoods, adjusting to Dutch culture, finding an apartment and more.

Expats in Vietnam -- 5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam

Thinking of retiring in Vietnam? Here are 5 of the best places to retire in Vietnam.

Dominican Republic -- 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic

Expats in the Dominican Republic offer tips for newcomers and others considering a move to DR. Advice about the best places to live in DR, health insurance, driving, renting vs. buying, electricity, going green and more.

Moving to Spain -- 5 Best Places to Live in Spain

Expats in Spain have a lot of opinions as to the best places to live in Spain. It all comes down to preferences, resources and where you are in life. Here's a good start in your research for deciding where to live in Spain as an expat!

Moving to the Philippines -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to the Philippines

Expats moving to the Philippines join others that have moved there for work or a lower cost of living during retirement. It's critical to understand what the realities of living there are, but those that successfully make the adjustment believe it is a good place to live.

Moving to Bulgaria -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Bulgaria

Expats who move to Bulgaria have a wide variety of options to choose from in terms of where to live. Whether you want to live off the grid, in the mountains, or by the sea, it's all there to be had as long as you do the appropriate research and understand some of the unique aspects of successfully moving to Bulgaria.

Moving to Guatemala -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Guatemala

Expats that move to Guatemala do so to enjoy a beautiful country where the cost of living can be dramatically different than the rest of the world. However, it's important to understand all of the details of living in Guatemala before moving there.

Moving to Belize -- Ten Things to Know Before You Move to Belize

Expats that move to Belize learn to enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful setting without some of the essentials they may have taken to granted in their home countries. Here are some tips to consider before taking the plunge and moving to Belize.

Moving to Portugal -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Portugal

Expats moving to Portugal are drawn by a variety of places to live, a rich history and so much more. Here are some tips on what it means to move there, and how to make it happen.

Moving to Italy -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Italy

Expats moving to Italy envision a romantic lifestyle in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, it is important to make sure that you do comprehensive research and fully understand what it will mean to move to the city, town or village you choose.

Moving to France -- 8 Things to Know Before You Move to France

Expats all over the world dream of someday making France their next destination. As with other countries, there is a lot of planning involved, and a lot of decisions to be made. Find important advice about finding a place to live, expat banking services in France and much more.

Moving to Uruguay -- 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Uruguay

Expats who move to Uruguay offer a lot of advice about moving there. There are several aspects of living in Uruguay that need to be taken into consideration: health care, cost of living, transportation and types of housing are just a few of the areas to investigate. Going to Uruguay to visit first is critical!

Moving to Nicaragua -- 13 Things to Know Before You Move to Nicaragua

If you're thinking about moving to Nicaragua, you must read these 13 things to know before moving to Nicaragua. Expats offer realistic and honest advice about cost of living, learning the language, poverty, renting vs. buying and much more.

Moving to Jamaica -- 8 Things to Know Before Moving to Jamaica

Expats move to Jamaica for a variety of reasons. Some go for work, while others want to retire there or live an island lifestyle. Moving to Jamaica requires thorough research and a recognition that island life is can be quite different than one might expect.

Moving to Ireland -- 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Ireland

Expats moving to Ireland have a wide variety of options in terms of great places to live. People moving to Ireland for work, to retire or for any other reason can realize the life they imagine if they do enough research before taking the plunge.

Moving to Colombia -- 12 Things to Know Before Moving to Colombia

With its bustling cities, beautiful beaches and friendly Colombians, Colombia is an increasingly popular destination for expats of all ages. Expats in Colombia offer insightful tips for those moving to Colombia.

Moving to Spain -- 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Spain

Expats move to Spain from all over the world. People of all ages move there to work, retire, or just enjoy the culture and Spain's natural beauty. With so many places to choose from, our tips for moving to Spain will get you started on picking the perfect place for you.

Moving to Costa Rica -- 8 Things to Know Before Moving to Costa Rica

Moving to Costa Rica has become more popular among expats. Making this choice requires a lot of research to ensure the expat experience you hope for will be realized. Expats that live there stress that it should start with a trip there before any major decisions are made.

Expats in Italy -- Pros and Cons of Living in Italy

Expats in Italy discuss the pros and cons of living in Italy. From bureaucracy to expensive cities, Italy can be a challenge. Most expats find that the amazing food, charming countryside, beautiful beaches and public healthcare make up for the cons.

Moving to Thailand -- 6 Things to Know Before Moving to Thailand

Moving to Thailand requires a lot of research. There are many important considerations, and expats already living in Thailand are the best source of information. Here are some tips to help you explore whether or not moving to Thailand is right for you.

Moving to The Bahamas -- 13 Things to Know Before You Move to The Bahamas

Expats in The Bahamas share 13 key considerations for anyone planning to move to the Bahamas.

Moving to Mexico -- 8 Things to Know Before You Move to Mexico

Expats in Mexico share important tips for people preparing to move to Mexico. From banking in Mexico to finding a safe city, read these 8 tips before moving to Mexico.

Moving to Panama -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Panama

Do you have to buy a round trip ticket when moving to Panama? How difficult is it to bring my dog? Should I buy a home in Panama? Can I find health insurance that covers me in Panama and my home country when I travel back to visit relatives?

Mail Forwarding -- Top 5 Reasons Mail Forwarding is Essential for Expats

Many expats setup mail forwarding services before they move abroad. Here are the top 5 reasons that mail forwarding is essential for expats from our partner, US Global Mail.

Living Overseas -- The 15 Best Places to Live Overseas

We try not to get political, but we can help you find a great place to live overseas if the U.S. election results have you thinking about moving overseas. Here's a list of 17 of the best places to live overseas based upon expats' advice and recommendations.

Try Before You Buy -- 5 Tips for Leveraging Service & Culture Trips to Test-Drive a Location Before you Move Overseas

Service trips are a great way to test drive a destination before packing up and moving abroad. Amy Dietrich offers 5 tips for test-driving a new culture to determine if the destination is right for you.

Fed Up with Trump vs Clinton? -- 10 Best Countries to Live Overseas If You're Thinking About Leaving the United States

If you're so fed up with the US presidential election that you're actually thinking about moving to another country, we have compiled a list of 10 countries to consider. For each country, we cover why expats like living there and touch on topics like taxes, lifestyle, government, healthcare and more.

Retiring Abroad -- Bringing Your Current Appliances and Electronics With You When You Retire to a New Country

If you're moving or retiring abroad, which appliances should you take? Which should you leave behind? What type of voltage converters should you buy? Mike Bieber answers these and other questions.

Expat Neighborhoods in Lisbon -- 5 Neighborhoods to Consider in Lisbon, Portugal

There are a lot of options when picking a neighborhood in Lisbon. Find a few of the many possibilities for living and just exploring.

International Auto Shipping -- Shipping A Car To Dubai: What You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about shipping a vehicle to Canada. From permitted uses of imported vehicles, to duties on imports, to what side of the road to drive on, find out what you need to know about shipping your car to the UAE's most populous city.

Expats in Boston -- Top 5 Tips For Moving to Boston

Expats in Boston will find one of the most popular and beloved cities in the United States. Its rich history, waterfront setting, and diverse job offerings make it a popular destination for U.S. citizens and expats alike.

Moving to the UK -- Moving with Your Pet to the UK

If you're moving to the UK with a pet, the regulations that apply to your pet are determined by the type of animal, breed of dog and where you are moving from.

Moving Abroad -- Moving Overseas Checklist

A moving overseas checklist is often considered critical by expats and the international relocation professionals who help guide them before, during and after a move abroad. Read our list and help expand it by posting your suggestions!

Moving Overseas -- 10 Tips for Moving Abroad

AGS Worldwide Movers offers 10 useful tips for people preparing to move overseas such as arranging temporary accommodation to involving your children in the preparation for the move.

Moving to India -- How To Ship A Car To India

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

Retiring in France -- 5 Affordable Places to Retire in France

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

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?

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

Bienvenue au Canada -- Settling in tips for this French speaking nation

It can be easy to feel lost in such as a colossal country, but sticking to a few top tips from David Hollins, Regional General Manager at Crown Relocations, can make settling in to the Canadian lifestyle much easier.

Panama Retirement -- The Other Option

Miguel Sirus retired in Panama 10 years ago. Instead of choosing a popular expat destination such as Boquette, Volcan or El Valle, he bought an overgrown piece of property near a village in Panama. In this article, he offers a glimpse at how his new life unfolded.

Expat Spain -- Things to consider When Moving to Spain with Children

If you're a family moving to Spain (or anywhere in the world), David John's article offers great advice for helping your children through the relocation process. From keeping your children involved in the move to considering their education.

Retiring Abroad -- Financial Guide to Retiring Overseas

Many people are keen on the idea of retiring abroad but may not know what to do in terms of their finances for a move overseas. The more retirement planning you do, the easier it may be when it comes to making the move.

Making The Move Abroad -- Where Do You Start?

Before you get carried away in the excitement and romanticism of emigrating, read our guide on getting the process started.

Living in the UAE -- What You Need to Know About Moving to Dubai

Relocation professional, Einat Mazafi, discusses the pros and cons of moving to Dubai. The warm temperatures, large expat community, world-class shopping vs. strict Islamic laws and high cost-of-living.

Retiring Abroad -- 5 Great Places to Retire in Central America

Central America is an increasingly popular retirement destination. Retirees love it's proximity to the United States, lower cost of living, beautiful cities, amazing beaches, healthy lifestyle and friendly people.

Ecuador: A Primer for the First Time Visitor -- (or, why you don't need a tour)

Susan Schlesinger, our Ecuador Forum moderator and the Manager of the Ocean Hideaway, gives her primer for newcomers and visitors to Ecuador.

Moving Overseas -- Great Advice from Those Who've Done It

Teachers International Consultancy surveyed teachers who had moved abroad this time last year. The big question was, just exactly what matters most when emigrating?

Moving Abroad -- 7 Good Reasons to Choose a Developing Country as Your New Home

Connor Davies discusses reasons why choosing a less economically developed destination might just might prove to be the best option.

Moving Abroad -- 12 Things To Consider Before Moving To a Foreign Country

Expat and real estate professional, Steve Linder, offers advice to those considering a move abroad.

Moving to Paris -- Paris Fact-Finding Trip

If you're relocating to Paris and have a chance to take a pre-move fact-finding trip, author Aurelia d'Andrea provides a day-by-day itinerary that takes you to the most popular expat neighborhoods (arrondissement).

Living in Dublin -- An Overview of Dublin's Suburbs

If you're moving to Dublin and considering settling in suburban Dublin, author Christina McDonald offers and overview of a number of good suburbs.

Moving Back to India -- How I Did It

One woman shares her story of returning to her native India from a 15 year life in San Francisco. Would her kids adjust to the new lifestyle? Would it be a good transition for them?

Moving Overseas -- Key Destinations When Moving to Australia

With its beautiful coastline and desirable way of life, Australia is a popular destination for people to migrate to from afar. Collingwood provides an overview of Australia's six states and two territories for those considering a move there.

Moving to the UK -- How to Prepare for the Move

If you're preparing to move to the UK, this helpful article offers a timeline for preparing for your move.

Learning Chinese in Shanghai -- China's financial powerhouse

Expat Alex Phillips shares his adventures moving to Shanghai to learn Chinese - he tells how he chose his language school and where to live to his cultural impressions and practical advice for others moving to or traveling to Shanghai.

Living in Australia -- Bringing a Pet to Australia

For those moving to Australia, there are many reasons why it's a great place to bring your pet. Alex Keyse explains why Australia is a pet-friendly destination.

Moving to Ecuador -- Tips for Newcomers in Ecuador

When it comes to getting an insider's perspective on expat life in Ecuador, our Ecuador network is the place to post! With hundreds of posts each month, members cover current events, moving and relocation advice and much more!

Moving Overseas -- Central and South America

Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America.

Moving to the UK -- 15 Top Tips

To an English speaker, moving to England sounds like a breeze. But, that same expectation is what often leads to serious culture shock for expats living in London or the English countryside.

Moving to France -- Preparing for a Smooth Move

Helpful guide for those moving to France and relocating within France. Information about setting up and terminating rental contracts, water, taxes, Carte Gris, electricity and gas service, insurance, telephone service, postal service and more.

Moving to France -- Diary of a Life Change

What's it like to give up your job, rent out your home, move to France and start a new life? Louise Hurren kept a diary in 2002, the year she, her partner and their son changed their lives radically.

Expat Advice -- 10 Tips for Moving to France

Finn offers straightforward advice for those moving to France and living in France. Some tips may seem like common sense, like learning French, but many expats ignore them and miss out on unique cultural experiences!

Moving to France -- Appliances and Utilities

Moving to France? Advice from Diana Morales, an expat in France, about appliances and utilities.

Moving to London -- Finding a Neighborhood & Flat in London

Choosing the right neighborhood in and finding a flat in London are big decisions for newcomers. Article provides advice from expats who have already comfortably settled in London.

Pet Travel -- No More UK Quarantine

In 2000, UK introduced the new Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). It is now possible to bring a pet dog or cat (though currently no other pets) into the UK without subjecting it to quarantine.

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Moving to Barcelona

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there.

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there....

11 Things to Know Before Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca is Ecuador's third largest city, but still has a small-city feeling. Expats share 11 things they wish they had known before moving to Cuenca from packing sunscreen to being aware of gringo gouging.

Cuenca is Ecuador's third largest city, but still has a small-city feeling. Expats share 11 things they wish they had known before moving to Cuenca from packing sunscreen to being aware of gringo gou...

Healthcare in Italy

An overview of the healthcare system in Italy - public and private hospitals, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), getting your Tessera Sanitaria (healthcare card), vaccinations for Italy, prescription medication availability and more.

An overview of the healthcare system in Italy - public and private hospitals, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), getting your Tessera Sanitaria (healthcare card), vaccinations for Italy, prescription...

Retirement-In-MedellinAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Medellin, Colombia

A retiree in Medellin talks about loving life in Medellin - it's been a great change of pace for him and his wife. He says that while some expats live on $1,500 per month, others live in $3,000.

A retiree in Medellin talks about loving life in Medellin - it's been a great change of pace for him and his wife. He says that while some expats live on $1,500 per month, others live in $3,000. ...

Moving-To-Poza-RicaAn Expat Talks about Moving to Poza Rica, Mexico

An expat talks about what it's like living in a city in Mexico that's not popular among expats. While the cost of living was extremely low, he advises others to choose cities with a more expats.

An expat talks about what it's like living in a city in Mexico that's not popular among expats. While the cost of living was extremely low, he advises others to choose cities with a more expats. ...

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