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The World’s 10 Best Cities to Live In 2018

Each year Mercer, the world’s largest human resources consulting firm, release their Quality of Living index. Their ongoing research into the lives of expatriate employees and their families forms the basis of their annual city ranking. Factors taken into consideration to produce the rankings of the most liveable cities include the economic, political and environmental state of play, public transport, health, housing and infrastructure. Basel, Switzerland Despite its size, Basel made it into the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. Due ... Read more

The Best Countries in the World for Freelancers

Many moons ago we reported on the best countries in Europe to be self employed. Whilst this still stands, we wanted to open the door to the rest of world and see what other global destinations have to offer freelancers with the urge to head abroad. In the past few years there has been an explosion in the number of jobs available for those who don’t want to head into an office every day. Working remotely has become popular, as has freelancing. ... Read more

The Best Christmas Markets Around the World

Whilst you may not be fortunate enough to jet off to one of these far-flung destinations so close to Christmas, there may be one on your doorstep that you simply didn’t know about. Christmas markets have risen in popularity over the years and have been known to make the Scrooges of the world feel even a tickle of festive spirit. We take you around the world’s best Christmas markets and we expect you’ll be planning a trip for December 2018. Viennese Christmas ... Read more

Canada Introduces Gender-Neutral Passports

As of now, Canadians are now able to identify as gender neutral on their passports. This change comes after rights campaigners lobbied to get the option instated. Canada follows in the footsteps of numerous countries, including Australia, India and Germany who provide a third option. However, Canada is the first country in the Americas to allow residents to use an ‘X’ category, instead of the usual male and female. Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, realised a statement on the change, ““All Canadians ... 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 Much Does It Cost to Live in Canada?

Expats have commented that living in Canada has changed their lives. Modern cities separated by beautiful wilderness; it is the country that has it all. It is frequently in the top spots for ‘best expat country’ listicles and is championed for its quality of education, cost of living and job opportunities. 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 used in reference to ... Read more

The 7 Greatest Train Journey’s in the World

Many associate train travel with discomfort, heat and the weekly commute. However, when it comes to seeing the world by train, there is an old-fashioned appeal that cannot be matched by flying or driving. More often than not, you get to clap your eyes on some of the most hidden locations in the world from the comfort of your carriage. Kenya: Jambo Kenya Deluxe The Nairobi to Mombasa line is one of earth’s greatest train journeys and the train many opt for is ... Read more

6 Unique Destinations for Daring Honeymooners

Over the years, certain locations in the world have fallen foul of the dreaded cliché honeymoon label. Paris, Hawaii and Venice are all beautiful destinations, but don’t you fancy something tailored to you as a couple? You’ve just married the love of your life and your post-wedding holiday spot should match up to this life-changing moment. If all goes to plan you won’t be doing this again. It's time to escape the cookie-cutter honeymoon ideal. Jerusalem, Israel Whatever your religious beliefs, there is a ... Read more

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually and the endless survey ranks the mos t prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. The organisation compares 89 variables to distinguish the ranking, including traditional indicators such as per capita gross domestic products and the number of people in full-time work, to more ... Read more

Where Are Brits Moving To In 2016?

In a new global migration report, conducted by MoveHub, the UK had the highest rate of professionals leaving the country of the 30 destinations analysed. The report collated data from 180,000 pre-move inquiries and research revealed that three in ten Brits were leaving the UK in search for a better quality of life, and 54% were seeking sunnier climes. Australia is certainly the place for those in search of sunshine, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the summer months. 13% of Brits ... Read more
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