My Expat Story: Life Lessons learnt in Greece

Ancient civilizations, intricate myths starring magical beings, sun-drenched islands, shimmering blue seas and delectable cuisine are, no doubt, the first things that come to mind when thinking of Gr...


Moving Your Career Abroad

When my husband’s job relocated our family to Spain I was both extremely excited for the new adventure but equally concerned. I was a few months into a new job as an interior designer for a lux...


The Portugal Golden Visa - an insider's perspective

The Portugal Golden Visa is a hugely popular Residency by Investment (RBI) programme in Europe.  In fact, as at the beginning of 2018, over 5700 families had received the Golden visa since ...


The fastest ways to an EU passport

Firstly, why would anyone want an EU passport? 1.  Visa Free Travel For my mother to visit us in Spain on her South African passport she needs a visa. To get the visa she must fly to Cape ...


My Colourful Expat Life in Panama

If you’re looking to work in fast-paced Panama City, relax on one of the many white sand tropical beaches, or spend time hiking around the county’s many mountain trails, then Panama has i...


Taking the leap to a new life abroad

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How we made our digital nomad dream a reality

These days, it seems like “digital nomad” is the biggest lifestyle buzz phrase. We used to sit on our couch in Canada reading articles and watching YouTube videos thinking, “why can...


Startups Visas: How to Get Support For Your New Venture Overseas

Startups are a massive boost for economies. Savvy countries around the world recognise this and are fast tracking great people with great ideas to residency and citizenship. They also recognise that ...


Work. Live. Experience. Working Holiday Visas

Sometimes a week just doesn't cut it. But without a stash of cash how do you really experience a culture? Well, a working holiday visa might be the answer you are looking for.  These visas, ...


Retirement Abroad - an opportunity for a better life?

Recent research has shown that, on average most people are their least happiest in their early fifties and then they get rapidly happier after that. One of the reasons seems to be that impending...


14 ways to get EU Residency that you might not know about

From sun soaked beaches, to frosty mountain tops and bustling cities, Europe offers a truly versatile living experience. Whatever you’re looking for, in whatever language you want to speak, you...


5 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancies

As humans, we are always searching for ways to stay healthy and live longer. In these 5 countries, the life expectancy is the highest in the world. Life expectancy can often be attributed to: levels ...


Why I made my son's second passport a priority

In 2002, my husband Alastair stood in the queue of the Mexican Embassy in Belize. He was clutching his South African passport and silently cursing his father, just as he had done in many embassi...


Dual nationality is great, unless you are a politician

It seems amazing that at least three, and possibly more in the near future, Australian politicians have been forced to resign positions due to holding dual citizenship. This is happening for two r...


What can British expats do about Brexit?

If you’re British and living outside the UK in Europe, there’s a fair chance you’ve wondered what the future holds. Or if you’re in the UK and thinking of moving or retiring t...


Does your country allow dual-citizenship?

This may surprise you, but more than half the world’s population may not be able to have dual-citizenship. That’s right - over 4 billion people live in countries that generally don’...


What makes Switzerland the best?

Most people know Switzerland is a great place to visit. Amazing scenery; the world’s best chocolate; a short hop to some of the world’s most important cultural centres….and more cu...


Destination Profile - Germany

Being Europe’s first and the world’s 4th largest economy, with the second to lowest unemployment rate in Europe, Germany sounds like the land of plenty. But a thriving economy is not t...


Destination Profile - Canada

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking, which scores 140 cities on five lifestyle categories, three of the top 10 livable cities in the world are in Canad...


Destination Profile - France

Whether you love picturesque villages, feel home on a hilly countryside or a bustling metropolis is your scene: France has got your back. With a magnificent cuisine, the EU&r...