Expat Myth: You only need a passport to move abroad

I think I have more stamps in my passport than most stamp collectors have in their collections. John Rhys-Davies Dear Traveler, There are so many different ways to see the world as an expat! Perhaps you have heard of the “slow travel” trend to spend more than a few...

The Pre-Expat Checklist

I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. Bill Bryson Dear Traveler, It can be overwhelming to consider all of the tasks that...

How do I learn more about visas?

Our homes are not defined by geography or one particular location, but by memories, events, people, and places that span the globe. Marilyn Gardner Dear Traveler, If you have never obtained a visa before, you may be curious about how visas work. A visa is an official...

What you need for a smooth transition abroad

Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially. Tom Freston Dear Traveler, People seeking an expat lifestyle have many...

What are your first steps to obtain a visa?

It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast. Julie Burchill Dear Traveler, A recent conversation with another expat made me consider the visa processes I have experienced. For many expats, this is the...