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The Most Romantic Travel Destinations in the World

Whilst travelling solo can be quite an adventure, there is something special about travelling with a partner. Exploring cities, discovering beautiful spots to relax in, and eating tasty local delicacies can all be improved when you can experience them with a loved one. You can make any travel destination romantic when you’re travelling with your partner. But if you want to find an extra special location for a romantic getaway, these are the most romantic travel destinations in the world. Paris, France Of course, ... Read more

7 Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Everyone celebrates Christmas a little differently. For most people, the festive season brings merriment, warmth, and love, with time spent with loved ones, gifts, and special food. However, everyone will have slightly different traditions and ways they celebrate. Below are some of our favourite Christmas traditions from around the world. The Yule Goat, Sweden The Swedish tradition of the Yule Goat dates back to the 11th century, where it was said that St Nicholas was accompanied by a goat figure who could control ... Read more

6 Hidden Gems in Italy

Italy is a popular tourist destination for good reason – with its iconic cuisine, rich history, beautiful art and architecture, and stunning landscapes, Italy really has something for everyone. If you want to visit Italy for a truly authentic experience and avoid the tourist traps, below are some of Italy’s hidden gems. Bergamo, Lombardy Bergamo is a hilltop city in the alpine Lombardy region in Northern Italy. It’s often overlooked for the more popular Milan, which is 25 miles away, but it’s rich in ... Read more

What Are the Best Volunteer Programmes in Europe?

Each year, thousands of people travel to Europe to take part in volunteer programmes across the continent. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, more travellers can visit their chosen country to volunteer in activities like teaching, conservation, childcare, construction or working with animals. We’ve found the best volunteer programmes in Europe, so you can see the world whilst also contributing to the community. Marine conservation in Spain It’s predicted that by 2025, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. This ... Read more

10 of the Strangest Traditions from Around the World

From scrambled egg festivals to monkey buffets, it’s safe to say that there are some rather weird and wonderful traditions that take place around the world. Here’s a list of just 10 of the most bizarre cultural practices from around the globe that are still carried out today:   La Tomatina, Spain First up is La Tomatina, the largest tomato fight in the world. It’s not quite known how it came about but there are many theories surrounding it. One of the most popular is ... Read more

The Easiest Countries to Get Dual Citizenship

If you’re considering a new life in a different country a second passport can provide an extra bit of security. Some countries that have faced political instability have seen expats cast out; such as Kenya back in 2016. Therefore, dual citizenship can ensure you remain in the country of your choice. Perks also include tax benefits, social services, employment options and investment opportunities and freedom to travel. There are a variety of ways of securing citizenship in another country and some ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: What to Do During a Volcanic Eruption

There are around 1,500 potentially active volcanoes around the world, many of which are on the ocean floor. The most active region in the world is the Ring of Fire; a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. The Ring of Fire is responsible for 81% of the largest earthquakes recorded and 22 of the largest volcanic eruptions of the past 11,700 years. Some of the most affected countries include the Philippines, Japan, New Zealand and the west coast ... Read more

The Most Affordable Places for Expats to Live in 2018

Many of us while away time at work daydreaming about escaping the rat race to live a simpler life. We envisage breakfast on a balcony. Daily sunshine. The coast on your doorstep. Whilst some of our perfect locations aren’t achievable yet, there are some destinations around the globe that could allow expats to work very little or retire early. Cali, Colombia Nestled just shy of Colombia’s coastline, Cali is a city that is fast becoming one of South America’s most popular with expats. Located ... Read more

5 of Europe’s Most Beautiful National Parks

Paris, Venice, London. Europe is home to some of the most enchanting and cultured cities on the planet. Although these concrete jungles are rich with experiences, from shopping to cuisine, there are also an unfathomable array of landscapes enticing visitors from every corner of the globe. Peneda-Geres National Park, Portugal Known simply as Geres, Portugal’s only national park is over 300 million years old. The Iberian Peninsula was crushed against Europe, fusing together and creating part of Portugal’s mountainous northern border with Spain. Geres ... Read more

7 Surprising Food Etiquette Rules from Around the World

You have nailed the basics of elbows off the table, don’t slurp your soup, and don’t talk with your mouth full. You are safe in the knowledge that you can attend a dinner party without committing too many faux pas. However, heading abroad can open up a whole new can of worms. While we appreciate that every country has their own way of doing things when it comes to meal times, a life of continental eating is a tough one to ... Read more
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