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TransferWise Review: Transfer Money Abroad With Lower Fees

What Is Transferwise? Transferwise is a relatively new company that has revolutionized the way that money can be transferred abroad. They have created an easy and intuitive website that connects users around the world that are in need of exchanging currencies. The software connects these people seamlessly and facilitates easy transfers, while allowing each user to get the current mid-market…

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Filling U.S. Taxes For American Expats

Traveling and living abroad has been an incredible experience. Upon reflection when writing this post, I realized that I left the U.S. a year and a half ago! Wow! Time flies! Since leaving the U.S., I have been able to travel and/or work in Holland, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. I have had to overcome many obstacles while living and…

How To Renew Your U.S. Passport In Chiang Mai

Have you ever been traveling while your passport is about to expire? Do you know how to renew your U.S. passport if you are traveling or living abroad? I will explain the answer to these questions and more. First, passports are required for international travel. As an American, you cannot travel internationally without one. Once issued, American Passports have 10…

One Year Living Abroad Reflection

Living Abroad Roughly, 1 year ago today, I made a decision to buy a one-way ticket to Thailand to travel, teach English, and live abroad. Today, I am on another one-way flight to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for more adventures abroad. This past year has flown by and has been an amazing experience. I have been able to explore…

Hong Kong Life

Guest Post Author: Matthew Daley Before I tell you about life in Hong Kong, I want you to take a second and get a picture of Hong Kong in your mind. Got it? Are you thinking skyscrapers, concrete, traffic and lots of people. This is the image most people have, and actually it isn't inaccurate, but there is so much…

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Exploring The Cost Of Expat Living In Chiang Mai

A common question for most people before deciding to live in another place, let alone another country is, "What is the cost of living?" At the time of writing this post, I am living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I did quite a bit of research looking at the basic living costs because I wanted to make sure that I could…

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How To Plan A Surf Trip To Bali

How To Plan A Surf Trip To Bali Bali, Indonesia is known for consistent quality waves that come to the island year-round. This has resulted in a surfing culture that has ballooned on the island over the past 40 years fed by the consistent curiosity of surfing enthusiasts and surfing wannabes. I have decided to join the ranks. : )…

Reflections, Observations, and Rants about life abroad

If you were to tell me 1 year ago that I was going to quit my job and live in a foreign county, my response would have been, "yeah right...". But here I am, living in Chiang Mai, Thailand and loving every minute of it. Just about. I have been very privileged to have had the opportunity to travel to…

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How To Find An Apartment In Chiang Mai, Thailand

At the time that I wrote this post, I have been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 2.5 months. When I first arrived, I was staying at a very nice guest house called, "CS Guesthouse."┬áThe guesthouse is north of the old city and within easy walking distance. While staying there, I was not sure how long that I would stay…

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How To Buy A Motorbike In Chiang Mai, Thailand

After arriving to Chiang Mai for the water festival known as Songkran from April 12-15, I knew that I wanted to stay for a while. I have been traveling Thailand for roughly 8 weeks and have gotten a good feel for many different areas. Chiang Mai is definitely a special place! After being here for a while, I have been…