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How To Make A Smooth Transition From Tourist To Expat

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How To Make A Smooth Transition From Tourist To Expat

Whether you’re moving for a new job, family, or to address your wanderlusting spirit to live a nomadic life, transitioning from tourist to an expat means you’re in for an exciting time.

However, being a tourist is entirely different from living an expat life. Even if your stint in the country is only a year or two, the big move is not without hardship. There are endless things to do and certain challenges along the way. But fear not because the world is now a global village with many individuals constantly moving from one country to the next.

If you speak with any expat, they won’t bombard you with their complaints or lament how hard it is to move. Instead, you’ll hear amazing stories about their journey and how they treasure this opportunity. To make sure your relocation is smooth, check out these helpful tips.

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Why You Might Need An Immigration Attorney When Moving to Another Country

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Why You Might Need An Immigration Attorney When Moving to Another Country

Are you planning to work or live in another country? If yes, then you might be thinking about whether hiring an immigration lawyer is best for you.

Moving to another country can be a tough experience, especially as you often have to go through the complex immigration rules and laws which you may find difficult to settle by yourself. Immigration can entail plenty of paperwork and an in-depth understanding of the procedural bureaucracy of the country you’re moving into. So it’s not uncommon if you don’t want to go through alone.

It’s important to note that the smallest of mistakes in your application can result in unfavorable circumstances such as denials, years-long delays, or even deportation. This makes it a significant challenge for overseas nationals who don’t know anything about immigration regulations.

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Working While Traveling in Brazil: 5 Things to Keep In Mind

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Working While Traveling in Brazil: 5 Things to Keep In Mind

Over the past two years, traveling for work has taken on a completely different meaning, and with the rise of the work from home lifestyle, more and more people are able to work from their laptops, and take their laptops with them on the road.

While traveling for work used to mean boarding a plane just to sit in a boring meeting on the other side, now traveling for work means that you’re going on a workation, in your chosen place, preferably from a hammock!

When you aren’t confied to the walls of an office, Brazil seems like a great option to start with. If it’s your first time working while traveling though, here are some tips for adjusting to digital nomad life.

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Tips and Best Peaceful Places to Live for Writers

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Tips and Best Peaceful Places to Live for Writers

Maybe you’ve been traveling while working on your next best-selling novel, or have a steady job traveling and writing for an international publication. Or perhaps you’ve lived the digital nomad life while writing on your own blog.

In any scenario, if you’re thinking it’s time to settle down in one location, you might be wondering about the most peaceful places to live for writers. One thing is true for all kinds of writers and creative digital nomads – location is key to creativity.

While we’ll be the first to tell you that travel is extraordinarily inspiring for any type of writing, sometimes having a stable headquarters can provide a more grounded, structured environment for professional and amateur writers alike. With this in mind, how do you go about choosing a quiet, peaceful place to live that will keep you inspired?

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Tips for Taking Your Remote Job Abroad

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Tips for Taking Your Remote Job Abroad

If you’re one of the millions of people who can do their jobs completely remotely, you have access to a once impossible perk. Instead of saving up paid time off to go on your dream vacation, you can head off anytime, and take your work with you!

While the idea of being a digital nomad is not new, the option was mostly limited to self-employed people or business owners. Now that employers are more comfortable with their workers doing their jobs from home, this lifestyle is accessible to more people than ever.

Remote work opens up the possibility for a different kind of travel experience. These types of trips combine some elements of everyday life, such as a basic routine, with the adventure of exploring a new city and culture. If this sounds like a great idea to you, read on for how to turn your digital nomading dreams to reality.

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The Laptop Strap: Travelers Will Love This Camera Strap for Your Laptop

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The Laptop Strap: Travelers Will Love This Camera Strap for Your Laptop

As a young traveler on my first flight trip, I made the mistake of taking a very bulky carry-on. I had no idea how narrow the aisles were on the plane and how tight the storage space would be underneath the seats. This made for a less than pleasant experience as my big laptop bag (which also doubled as my purse) overlapped onto the arm rests of passengers and embarrassed me all the way to my seat.

Thankfully I’ve learned so much since that first flight. As a writer, I need to always keep my laptop readily available (much like my partner, who needs to keep his camera ready as a photographer).

But more bags equals more problems, so 9 times out of 10 I just end up carrying my device in the crook of my arm. It was less than ideal, but it was better than bulky baggage, right? That is, until I discovered The Laptop Strap! It’s the perfect way to carry a laptop for any traveler.

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Interior Design Ideas for Fusing Your Travel Passion With Your Living Room

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Interior Design Ideas for Fusing Your Travel Passion With Your Living Room

The pandemic saw many of locked down in our homes, and while we used to be able to travel during our down time, these past two years, most people have put their travel budgets instead towards interior design.

The home renovation market has boomed since the pandemic, and for travel lovers this is a chance to fuse your passion for exploration with redesiging your home.

Taking the top home decor and interior design trends in 2022, here are a few ideas for fusing your passion for travel with a living room redesign.

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Where Are the Best Places to Invest In Sedona?

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Where Are the Best Places to Invest In Sedona?

The best places to invest in Sedona depend on what you’re looking for. However, the most popular approach to investing in Sedona is investing in a luxurious vacation property and then turning it into a long-term home.

Sedona has many advantages when it comes to real estate. Demand is high, it has room to grow, and its perks as a winter vacation destination are irrefutable.

Record-low mortgage rates are also keeping demand consistent.

With resources such as vacation rental management companies in Sedona, even though you can never predict how a market will respond to fluctuations, Sedona seems like a safe bet.

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Laptop Travel: Review of the INNOCN Travel Monitor N1F PRO

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Laptop Travel: Review of the INNOCN Travel Monitor N1F PRO

I started life as a digital nomad 7 years ago. At this time, working from my laptop while traveling the world wasn’t heard of.

And even in 2019, it was still a very ‘out of the box’ idea for most of society, that you could pack up your belongings, grab a laptop and a travel monitor, and work from the road.

My office has been on a cruise ship in Antarctica, from a hammock in the Galapagos Islands, and from a treehouse in Costa Rica with the sloths and monkeys as my neighbors for the night.

Of all the 100 countries I’ve visited, my laptop and portable laptop monitor have always been with me, and now that the world has woken up to being able to work from home, people have also realized ‘home’ can be substituted for the road.

Whether you’re working from home or the road, the INNOCN Travel Monitor N1F PRO is one of my favorite entry level laptop monitors for personal business, office, and travel.

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Should You Ship Your Car to Europe, If You’ve Decided to Become An American Ex-Pat in the UK?

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Should You Ship Your Car to Europe, If You’ve Decided to Become An American Ex-Pat in the UK?

An expatriate or ex-pat is a person that goes to live abroad for an extended period or permanently. If you’ve suddenly decided to become an American ex-pat in the UK, there are some things you need to get in order before you leave.

Regardless of why you’re moving across the Atlantic Ocean, there’s a question you need to answer: will you sell your car or take it with you? If you’re unwilling to part ways with your vehicle, it might be time to look at car shipping companies.

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