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Sustainable Travel: How to Travel Responsibly Post-Pandemic

Let’s talk about 2020 (cue hesitant shudder). Last year, we were all forced to slow down; travel was restricted, we were advised to work from home and social activities were limited. Yes, this was largely discouraging but while we were all selfishly thinking about how the pandemic was affecting our social lives, we forgot about how valuable this interruption might be for the environment. With travel constraints on an international scale, this significant slowdown of social and economic activities has seen air quality ... Read more

The Pros and Cons of Being an Expat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Moving abroad is an exciting concept and there are so many reasons to consider taking the step to live in a new country. However, there are many things to consider, including finances, accommodation, healthcare, safety and more. Before making the life-changing move it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons to ensure you will benefit from moving abroad. If you’re debating moving to Saudi Arabia here are some things you might want to consider. The capital, Riyadh is a thriving economic hub ... Read more

A Guide to Understanding Australian Slang

English is one of the most widely used and understood languages in the world. However, each country that has English as main tongue tends to have its own lingo that many people can find confusing. Whilst Australia has no official language, English has become the de facto national language since European settlers touched the Land Down Under many years ago. Many expats and travellers have noted that there are some peculiar phrases and words that are spoken by Aussies. If you’re planning ... Read more

6 Netflix Travel Documentaries You Must Watch

Depending on where you live in the world it is likely that the pandemic has dampened your wanderlust. For those who are itching to jet away on adventures, it could be time to take your adventures online and live vicariously through some incredible Netflix travel documentaries. From captivating voyages to the outright peculiar, our list of documentaries below will certainly transport you overseas without you even leaving your home. Expedition Happiness Join a young German couple as they convert a school bus into ... Read more

7 Tips for Eco Travel in a Tiny Home

When it comes to our homes, some will say the bigger the better. Still, more expats and travellers are turning towards eco-friendly and minimalist living. The trend is slowly progressing East from America. As we become more conscious of sustainability and the climate, tiny home living is a rewarding and effective way to contribute. Most people are starting to make environmentally-conscious changes, like not buying clothes from fast-fashion retailers. Even so, this does not reduce your environmental footprint much. Living in a ... Read more

How Can I Volunteer and Fundraise in Australia?

When you move to Australia, it is highly rewarding to volunteer and fundraise. You will meet and befriend a team of inspiring people to work towards an important goal. This gives you great satisfaction and purpose. With covid-19 restricting travel, more and more charities rely on international support to keep going. There are now few coronavirus cases in Australia, so life is starting to resume and charities are beginning to recruit for new volunteers. With the Australian bushfires devastating land more than ... Read more

6 Places to Virtually Travel with Google Maps

Why lose time and energy on travel, when you can visit the warmest, coldest and most exclusive places around the world in minutes. What's more, it's free! OK. It's not quite the same as real life, but if you can’t see them in reality, virtual travel is a close second. Google Maps and virtual tours are entertaining during lockdown, but allows you to travel anywhere, anytime. Most travellers, even the most adventurous explorers, don’t get the chance to visit the  most desirable landmarks ... Read more

The Challenges of Living in Dubai as an Expat

Dubai is a dynamic city with a high standard of living and tax-free salaries making it an attractive destination for expats. Although the city has so much to offer its increasing expat community, moving to Dubai doesn’t come without its challenges. Like in most countries, there are ups and downs and to help you make your decision we have highlighted some of the main challenges of living in Dubai as an Expat. Why is Dubai so attractive? Before we look at the negatives, let’s ... Read more

Life as an Expat During Coronavirus: Laurie, Hong Kong

Laurie, a Business Development Manager, moved to Hong Kong in August 2019. Who could predict that just 4 months later Laurie would be living approximately 6000 miles from where COVID-19 is said to have started, Wuhan. With plans to remain abroad indefinitely, Expatriate Group were lucky enough to speak to Laurie in September and discuss his experience of living in Hong Kong and any thoughts he has regarding his future in Asia.         When did you first hear about COVID-19 and how did it ... Read more

Life as an Expat During Coronavirus: Becky, Sydney

Becky, hailing from Wales, is a 27-year-old Public Relations Executive currently residing in Sydney, Australia. Having left life in London two years ago, Becky had no plans of returning to the UK and looked to settle Down Under for the foreseeable future. However, has COVID-19 changed this at all? Expatriate Group were lucky enough to speak to Becky in early September and she was happy to share her story of living as an expat in Sydney during a global pandemic.     When did you ... Read more
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