Somehow travel writing, photography and the untethered expat life just seem to naturally flow together. What career tools are more portable, after all, than a laptop and a camera? If you can write or photograph, you have the means to support your overseas life. If you can do both, you can carve out a big […]
Last year, Congress passed a law which was supposed to get Americans back to work. Buried in it, however, are provisions for restricting the free flow of funds from US bank accounts to offshore accounts. The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act will require foreign financial institutions to report annually on accounts held by […]
If you want to build a portable career that will give you an income overseas, basing a business on a blog can pay off handsomely. A few days ago I told you that this site is generating some income for me through affiliate links. Eventually we’ll get into an in-depth discussion about affiliate links as […]
In the past two months, my earnings from affiliate links on this website have increased dramatically. I tell you this, not to brag, but to reinforce what I’ve been saying for a long time — that building a business on a blog is a good strategy if you want to develop a portable-career income to […]
For the past week, the interwebs have been buzzing about Google Plus. While it’s still too early to tell whether it will really kill Facebook (I doubt it) or Twitter (ditto), it’s certainly gained a lot of traction, and very quickly. But what does Google Plus (or Google+ or G+) do for expats? First, let […]
Guest Post by Brian Brookshire One of the things we often don’t think about when moving abroad is how we’re going to access our money once we actually get there. I learned the hard way that it can be a huge disaster if you don’t plan beforehand. In my mid-20s I moved to Korea. I’d […]
It’s been a while since I shared some of the expat-related blogs and websites I’ve been reading. Time for another roundup of interesting blogs by and about expats! Here are an even dozen for your enjoyment. Africa Africa Expat Wives, a UK citizen moves to Africa two days after her marriage, and raises a family […]
If you want to move Fido or Whiskers abroad, they you can carry them on (if they’re small), or ship them as baggage or even cargo. What’s your best choice?