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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 7 Best Places to Eat in London

For those who haven’t visited London before, whether you are coming from elsewhere in the UK or overseas, there are some eateries which you simply must have on your itinerary. From the traditional to the bizarre, London is full of restaurants, cafes and street food markets to suit all palettes and budgets. Get your hands on an Oyster or snap up a travelcard and prepare for your stomach to rumble as we unveil some of London’s best places to eat. Beigel Bake, ... Read more

Brexit Catch-Up: Negotiations So Far

Since the Brexit negotiations began on the 19th June, we have reported on the Brexit expat offer and what will become of the EHIC card post-Brexit. However, given that the process of the UK leaving the EU is well into its third month, we thought it best to give an overview of all the happenings so far surrounding Brexit and its development.The negotiations between the EU and the UK continue. Major discussions were held in July and August, both followed my ... Read more

The Best Places to Holiday in England

For Brits, ditching the passport and opting for a holiday closer to home is often not even an option. Unless you get on an aeroplane, it isn’t a true holiday. However, this isn’t the case. Whether a citizen yourself, or considering flying over to England for a holiday, there are many locations spanning from the Pennines to Penzance that many return to year upon year for their annual holiday. Let us show you exactly what you are missing out on.South Devon ... Read more

The 7 Best Cities Around the World for Freelancers

Having the freedom to be your own boss and work on a variety of different projects is extremely attractive to some. Furthermore, the ability to access everything digitally and work remotely means you do not need to be stuck in your home office, let alone your country of birth, if you choose otherwise.Being self-employed abroad can be a financial gamble for newbies, but there are some countries where things are looking rosy for digital nomads. Lisbon, Portugal The Portuguese capital, Lisbon is creative ... Read more

Shining a Light on the Brexit Expat Offer

In late June, British Prime Minster Theresa May put forward her post-Brexit offer for EU citizens living in the UK. May announced that she wanted to put people’s anxieties to rest by announcing her plans and discussing what the government would like for British expats currently residing in EU countries.The details of the offer laid out to EU citizens was published in a 15-page document as May brief MPs on the outcome of the EU summit which took place on 23rd ... Read more

How Can British Expats Vote in the General Election?

Despite ruling out any chance of an early election, Theresa May surprised the British public with a U-turn decision back in late April. She announced that a snap general election would be taking place on 8th June in light of divisions at Westminster that risked hampering the Brexit negotiations.Below, British expats can find out all the information they need to know in regards to voting overseas at the UK general election on Thursday 8th June. Who Can Register as an Overseas Voter? If ... Read more

What Will Become of the EHIC Card Post-Brexit?

Currently, Brits travelling on the continent can use an EHIC card to receive state-funded medical treatment. The European Health Insurance Card has been a staple for any UK traveller heading to Europe and can be applied for easily online. According to the Department of Health, over 27 million people have one.Essentially, if you require medical treatment and you are in an EEA country (or Switzerland) you will be treated as a resident of that specific country. This may mean free or ... Read more

Brexit Worry as Spain Predict Financial Disaster

It is not just expats that are uncertain about their futures in EU countries: Spain is also preparing to feel the brunt when the UK officially leaves the European Union. Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, is predicting a vast financial loss for the country if expats leave and tourists head elsewhere.Currently, Spain is home to over 300,000 officially registered British residents and around 68 million holidayed in the country last year. At a recent news conference in Madrid, Rajoy expressed concerns ... Read more
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