Have you ever yearned to travel? Wanted a change of scene? Said, “I need a mental health vacation?” People feel the urge to travel for a reason – because travel is good for mental health. Some people find organizing travel and managing the risks around plane trips stressful. But the mental health benefits of a […]
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Ready or not, travel is booming again, and people are heading out to destinations in numbers not seen since March 2020. As the world cautiously opens up, it can be hard to know what precautions you should take if you plan to travel, whether domestically or abroad. COVID travel restrictions keep changing, too, and can […]
You’ve read all the glossy magazine articles and beautiful blog posts about international digital nomad life, and now you’re ready to try it for yourself! But there are a lot of things those articles don’t tell you about what to expect. We talked to experienced digital nomads to find out what they would recommend to […]
Even though going to live in a new country is exciting, expat depression can become an issue for anyone living in a new place. That includes family members of expats and in particular, spouses. If you’re living abroad with your spouse, use these tips to help them understand, overcome and avoid feelings of depression or […]
How to Make Friends While Abroad Are you heading overseas to begin a new life as a digital nomad? Or have you already landed, and now you’re trying to establish yourself as an expat overseas? Among your packing and preparations, you likely researched visas and the climate of your destination country. But you may not […]
Moving to a new country comes with many changes both anticipated and unanticipated. Some of those changes can have an impact on your sleep hygiene. Your sleep hygiene refers to the behaviors and environmental factors that affect the health and quality of your sleep patterns. You might experience a time change, new work or social […]
Depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But expats were at higher risk for depression than other people even before the pandemic. Leaving your country is a big step and can be an adventure, but it also can make you feel isolated and […]
Digital nomad visas are a new way to live and work remotely in a different country. Read on to discover how these visas help travelers to live and work abroad. Learn about the top digital nomad visa countries and find out where and how to apply for these countries’ digital nomad visas. Digital Nomad Visas […]
Everyone who seeks the expatriate experience in a different country wants to make new friends abroad, introverts and extroverts alike. Introverts have strengths that make them both great expats and devoted friends – here are tips to help introverts bring those good things together. Introverted people are considered quiet and reserved, enjoying time to themselves. […]
A recent Reddit thread asked an intriguing question: “What is a country that people don’t think of for expat life, but is secretly amazing?” Instead of suggesting spots like Thailand and Costa Rica, which are already popular among expats and digital nomads, respondents recommended less well-known destinations. Here are some of their ideas about the […]