Expat Life

Lessons learned living overseas

If living overseas is something you’ve ever considered, you’ve come to the right place. We’re letting you in on the lessons we’ve learned during our time spent living in different countries around the world. From teaching English in South Korea to being part of a Digital Nomad community in Thailand, we’ve had a lot of time to reflect on expat life. This will give you an idea of what it’s like living in a foreign country and some practical steps you can take to move overseas.

Articles about living as an Expat

10 Best Cities for Digital Nomads Around the World

Based on our experience, and some very specific criteria, we’ve put together this list of the best cities for digital nomads around the world. We added our own research, advice, and practical information to make this comprehensive guide a starting off point for someone who is looking for a good...

Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Ultimate Digital Nomad Guide

Chiang Mai is one of the biggest hubs for Digital Nomads in the world, and for good reason. We’re sharing everything you need to know about living in Chiang Mai — from how to find an apartment, how much money to budget, best coworking spaces, and where to meet other...

11 Reasons Why You Should Teach English Abroad

Teaching English abroad was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. It helped us save a ton of money, introduced us to lifelong friends, and allowed us to travel the world. Find out why you should consider teaching English in another country. It might just be your best decision...

Losing a Loved One While Overseas

We knew when we left for this year-long trip, we'd be making a lot of sacrifices. We would miss weddings, births and graduations. We would miss celebrations with old friends and holidays with families. But we never thought we would have to experience the death of a love one.

9 Lessons I’ve Learned as an Expat

As my year in South Korea comes to an end, I have realized some big lessons I've learned along the way. One thing's for sure -- this year has changed me in ways I never would have expected. Find out what I've learned as an expat.

10 Ways Overseas Travel Makes Couples Stronger

Traveling overseas will be the best thing you ever do for your relationship. Here's why.

Confessions of an Expat

Between weekend adventures to new cities, trying exotic foods, and delving into another culture headfirst, there is a secret that all ex-patriots share.

Korean Struggle

Though we are beginning to feel settled in, there are many parts of our daily lives that are still a struggle.

Korean Surprise!

One of the more insightful lecturers warned us about a phenomenon she amusingly referred to as the “Korean Surprise”. She explained that in Korea, it was typical to find out things at the very last minute. “Hey, instead of teaching your normal 6th grade students today, you will teach their...

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