• What Should Expats Look for in a Travel-Friendly Laptop?

    Learn which laptop characteristics are the best fit to support your expat travel lifestyle. Technology has made it much easier for expats to travel the world while still working remotely. These days, laptops and smartphones are essential devices that make it into every expat’s carry-on bag. But whether you’re camping in Spain or working in Japan, there are many different kinds of laptops to choose from and it can often get confusing. Which laptop will offer the right kind of durability and battery life when you’re in a remote location? Which model will be perfect for travel-size without being too compact? And which…

  • 5 Ways to Thrive as a Trailing Expat Spouse

    Learning how to take control of your own life while living abroad and thriving as an expat spouse. When I first heard the term “trailing spouse” I kind of laughed. It reminded me of the “ball and chain” reference old married couples use. Kind of like watching a three-legged race where one person is being pulled slightly behind. But as it relates to expats, the trailing spouse actually takes on a much more significant meaning. Yay for us! So What’s a Trailing Spouse? Basically, it’s the husband or wife of their expat spouse that relocates abroad for their significant other’s job. In this…