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10 Best Experiences for Adrenaline Junkie Travellers

For thrill seekers, the average holiday package is simply not enough. There lies within a deep yearning for adventure, a void that has to be filled! The challenge to live life to the full is something that many dream about, yet seldom accomplish. But for those of you ready to summon that guttural courage, there is a whole world of exciting and adrenaline filled opportunities awaiting you. You just need to know where to look for them. Behold only the very best adrenaline ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Sinkholes

Although possible almost anywhere you go in the world, little awareness is raised with regards to sinkholes and the dangerous risks they pose. Whilst sinkholes vary in terms of size and severity, they can appear with little to no warning and in many cases can cause severe damage, injury and even death. Therefore, expats and travellers alike can only benefit from being aware of high-risk areas and how to keep yourself safe. How do sinkholes occur? A sinkhole refers to a depression or cavity in ... Read more

Irish Expats Encouraged to Return Home

Ireland is currently experiencing a booming economy and as a result has created high demand for workers in the healthcare, construction, IT and financial sectors. However, recruitment agencies are struggling to fill these roles and are desperately seeking skilled professionals. It is estimated that some 100,000 Irish nationals flocked to the distance shores of Australia between 2008 and 2014, following the economic crash experienced in 2008. Australia was the destination of choice due to its then thriving jobs market in these particular ... Read more

An Expat Student Guide to US Visas

The USA presents some incredible opportunities for foreign students. The country presents some of the highest figures for international students, many drawn by the prospect of attending an Ivy League institution and American student culture. Whatever your reason for choosing to study in the US, getting to grips with the visa application process is key to ensure a smooth transition abroad. Is your school approved? Long before considering visas and flights you will need to ensure that the school you are applying for is ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: What to Do During a Volcanic Eruption

There are around 1,500 potentially active volcanos 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

Expat Safety Tips: What To Do When a Hurricane Hits

Hurricanes often start life as tropical cyclones. These low-pressure weather phenomena usually have surface winds of around 39 mph and are accompanied by pouring rain. It is when this downpour stops, and winds reach over 74 mph, that they are classed as hurricanes. Not all hurricanes are deadly, however, recent years have seen some of the most catastrophic to hit the globe. Hurricane Katrina tore New Orleans and Haiti apart in 2005 and caused devastation down the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines. In ... Read more

The 10 Best Countries in the World for Career Women

2018 marks 100 years since women in the UK were given the right to vote. Despite equality efforts worldwide since the years of the Suffragettes there are countries where women are still struggling in a patriarchal society. For example, it was only in September of last year that women in Saudi Arabia were permitted to drive. Securing a job as an expat if you have not been relocated by an employer isn’t always an easy road. However, it can be especially hard ... Read more

It’s All About the US Dollar

Article provided by FX provider and Expatriate Group partner Halo Financial. Tough times for the USD The big news right now is all about the US Dollar, highlighting the close ties between political activity and the strength of a country’s currency. With the potential for a US government shutdown, Sterling has soared against its American rival and is nearing the $1.40 point, with the US Dollar’s other key currency pairing, the Euro, reaching above the €1.22 mark. There has been an enormous sell-off of the ... 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
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