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Blog > 2017

2017

Visas, Volunteering and Eco Villages




The process of applying for a UK visa is notoriously difficult. In a new column, Australian expat Genevieve Rogis talks us through what it's like to apply for a partner visa.

Columnists Rosemary Border Rabson and Kathleen Peddicord have also posted articles this week; Rosy discusses life in the Morvan, while Kathleen provides a list of places to retire to if you want the grandchildren to come and visit.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Safety, Celebrations And Social Media




Can you believe it's nearly the end of January? 2017 is already racing past, and it looks like it's going to be an interesting year on a global scale. As the traditional Chinese curse goes, "May you live in interesting times."    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Sea Gypsies, Digital Nomads And Happy Expat Children




Sometimes just moving abroad isn't enough - some people want to be completely location-independent, moving around from time to time and going where the wind takes them. If this sounds appealing, you might want to consider the digital nomad lifestyle, which has been increasing in popularity over the past few years.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Life Changes, Healthcare And Being Happy Overseas




Moving abroad is a big life change, even if you're an adaptable person who's open to new experiences. Columnist Rita Golstein-Galperin talks about some of the big changes you can expect when you relocate. And Kathleen Peddicord tells us the secret to being happy overseas.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Books, Blogs And Banks: The Beginning Of 2017

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(c) abee5 on Flickr

Happy New Year! Your editor, based in London (UK), didn't get a white Christmas but is now enjoying a slightly frosty start to January.

Columnist Rosemary Border Rabson saw in the new year in her expat home in France.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Cuisine, Property And Being A Good Boss

(c) National Institutes of Health, US Federal Government

(c) National Institutes of Health, US Federal Government

Demand for European property has been climbing among British investors - here's why.

This couple chose Languedoc as an investment property location and a place to live.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Living Abroad With Children And Things Expats Wish They'd Known

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(c) PhotoDreamWorldArt on Pixabay

Have you always wanted to live abroad, but now you're a parent you're not sure if it's the right choice for your family? Columnist Kathleen Peddicord has some advice for you.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Business, Blogs And Chocklit Logs

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(c) foilman on Flickr

Welcome to another round-up of post's on Expat Focus. This week, we took a look at international business - specifically, how to make it as an expat businessperson in China.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Parenting, Personal Finance And Property Protection

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(c) brittlueb on Pixabay

It's that time of the week again - time for a round-up of what's been going on over here on ExpatFocus.com.

We began the week with a discussion of personal finance - specifically, the financial impact leaving the US will have on your family back home.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Distilleries, Dishes And Popular Destinations

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(c) Joshua Rappeneker on Flickr

When you move to a new place, it's easy to quickly get caught up in the day to day administration of life and forget to take in your surroundings. While you might not want to do the whole tourist thing, it's still worth checking out a few local attractions.    more ...