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An Expat Guide to Buying Property in Australia

Unless you are married to an Australia or hold a permanent resident visa or special category visa, you are not entitled to buy a home in Australia. Expats in this position will need to apply to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). This process can take between 40 and 140 days and the majority of applications do get approved. Form Application Forms for expats can be downloaded from the Foreign Investment Review Board website. When you fill in the forms you will be ... Read more

5 Amazing Resorts Around the World for Foodies

For many, as long as there is sunshine and sea, little else matters when booking a holiday. However, for the foodies amongst us, picking a resort or hotel that offers an array of exciting cuisine is an integral part of any relaxing break. To make things easier, we have rounded up some of the world’s most celebrated culinary resorts. Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic By far the Dominican Republic’s most famous resort, Casa de Campo is a sprawling 7,000-acre estate on the south ... Read more

The 5 Most Haunted Hotels in The World

With Halloween fast approaching, we thought it fitting to cast our eyes over the most haunted hotels in the world. Often the locations of happy family holidays or romantic city breaks, hotels are the last place we’d expect to feel fear. Come with us on a frightening journey as we unveil the hotels where you’d unlikely want to rest your head, especially come the 31st October. Stanley Hotel, Colorado, USA The inspiration for Stephen King’s chilling masterpiece, The Shining, the Stanley Hotel is ... Read more

Millennials Moving Abroad for Better Job Opportunities

MoveHub’s 2017 Global Moving Trends Report has found that 60% of 18 to 35-year-olds have enquired about moving abroad. Reasons given by this millennial group for wanting to move abroad include wanting to experience a different culture and have access to greater job opportunities or better salaries. Whilst the majority of this upsurge tend to be what society class as ‘young professionals’, many claim that the reason for their interest in emigration is simply because they have nothing holding them back in ... Read more

The Best Countries for Graduates Seeking Work

Coming out of university can be terrifying and the dreaded job hunt does nothing for graduate’s self-esteem. Months can pass with constant rejections and feedback of ‘we went for somebody with more experience’. Many are left with little choice but to put their career dreams to the side for a time and take up roles as baristas and waitresses just to make ends meet. However, if you’re going to take a low-entry job or a role in hospitality, why not enrich ... Read more

How Can Expats Get Their Children Immunised?

The World Health Organisation has reported a worrying increase of children with measles in Europe. Italy and Romania have seen the largest outbreaks and the WHO warns this is due to a drop in children being immunised. In January 2017 alone, Italy reported more than 200 cases of measles. Romania has reported 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016. Due to measles being highly contagious, the viral illness can spread between people and countries easily. For a country to be sufficiently ... Read more

8 of the Best Wild Swims on the Planet

During hot summer days, there is nothing better than cooling off in cold water. Luckily, Mother Nature has blessed the planet with some fantastic outdoor swimming opportunities, both fresh water and salty. The shock of the cool water might take your breath away, but steering clear of chlorine has got to be better. Havasu Falls, USA Many assume Arizona and the region around the Grand Canyon to be mainly rocky and dusty. However, the Havasu Falls are one of a few lush aquatic ... Read more

Australia Using Brexit to Get Brits Down Under

The Australian government has put plans in action to capitalise on Brexit uncertainty by luring young Brits to the country with a new visa. Travellers can now work in Australia up to the age of 35 on a working visa; boasting the highest post-tax wages of any visa scheme on the globe. We reported, back in June, that many expat pensioners were returning to the UK as they could no longer afford the high living costs of the country. It seems that ... Read more

5 of the Most Haunted Locations in the World

For the superstitious amongst us, Halloween is regarded as the most paranormally active night of the year. With this year’s celebrations just around the corner, it is an opportunity to take a look at the spooky phenomenon happening in five of the world’s most haunted locations. With dark histories spanning centuries, and tragedies at every turn, prepare to feel a chill as you uncover the unnerving truths associated with these globally renowned sinister locations. The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, UK An idyllic British ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Australia?

It is no secret that the cost of living in Australia is high and yet, between 2009 and 2015, the country welcomed 207,000 Brits. Numbeo’s cost of living survey saw Australia ranked the 13th most expensive country to live in globally. The cost of living in Australia is reported as 11.93% higher than the UK. The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is ... Read more
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