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512, 2017

Are You As Tuned In As You Could Be To Travel?

By |December 5th, 2017|Travel, XPC|0 Comments

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When you’re not the most well-seasoned of travelers, you may find yourself sticking to the same kinds of experiences that you’ve always had. Whether that’s hopping on a charter flight to golden coastlines, or loading up the car and camping under the stars. While there’s nothing really wrong with sticking to something you love, or following family traditions, you can be keeping your experiences quite closed by doing this. Because one of the biggest joys of travel is that it’s exciting and eclectic, energetic and different! So why not enjoy some of that?

Travel is one of the only things that you can spend and spend and spend on, and it will always make you richer. It will also always broaden your horizons. Experiences will always beat out material investments in the grander scheme of things for that very reason. So rather than seeing your yearly expeditions as the same old experience, live a little. By doing your research, thinking outside of the box and opening your eyes to other options, you may just find that you can really push your quality of life – whether it’s something you realized you needed or not.

Sound good? If you do want to tune in a little more to the world of travel and try out some different experiences, then here are a few ways to do it.

Getting Excited About A Staycation

It’s easy to think that you have to jet off to the farthest corners of the world in order to broaden your horizons and really get the most out of travel. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Because sometimes, it’s just nice to get out and explore your hometown. You don’t always appreciate where […]

1011, 2017

Could Living On A Boat Be The Dream You Didn’t Know You Had?

By |November 10th, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Could Living On A Boat Be The Dream You Didn’t Know You Had?

Taking to the seas is a dream for many people around the world. Being able to roam freely and sail around the world is something that man has enjoyed doing for many years, yet the novelty still hasn’t worn off. Did you know that millions of people around the world choose to live on their boat? While this might not be something you’ve ever thought of, this article is going to explore whether living on a boat could be the dream you didn’t know you had.

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Strength
In this day and age, the material and quality of our boats have improved by far. The strength that boats can withstand is incredible. With the millions of gallons of water surrounding it, and being able to stay together during rough waters, it’s incredible how durable they are. Aluminium is one of the most favorable materials to use in a boat because of how lightweight, yet durable it is. If you want to find out more, here is an interesting post about aluminum in boats that you can read.
New locations
Another fantastic reason to consider living on a boat would be the vast amount of locations that you can visit, especially if you’re the one actually sailing the boat. Imagine waking up one day to views of snowy mountains and then the next day waking up on crystal blue waters. What an incredible experience that would be for everyone living on the boat. Another bonus is that if you wanted to explore, you could simply anchor down your boat and return to it after a day of adventure. The perfect option for those who love to travel our wonderful planet.
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Imagine sailing along and seeing a pod of dolphins swimming beside […]

3110, 2017

Amazing Asia: Where Expats Are Choosing and Why

By |October 31st, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Amazing Asia: Where Expats Are Choosing and Why

People will always look for better places to live and work all over the world. Prospects around the globe can offer better living conditions, lower costs of living, better work-life balance, and more that many people are looking for. Plus, there are draws like the weather and culture. Several countries in Asia are popular locations for relocating, and there has been an increase in the number of expats in some saying that their life has improved since moving. So where are people choosing to go, and where are they happiest? Check out these countries, where expats seem to be having a good time.

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Taiwan

Taiwan might seem an unusual choice for expats from some perspectives. However, according to an Expat Insider survey, it’s the number one country to relocate to. Taiwan appears to be loved for improved personal financing, as well as quality of life and working conditions. Renting is very cheap, meaning not much money has to go to rent, especially for expats earning well in relation to the cost of living. Another great point for many expats is the healthcare system, which is affordable and great quality, according to more than 90% of the survey’s respondents. It’s also a very safe country, which is another plus for many.

Singapore

Singapore is often seen as one of the smarter and richer countries in Asia. It’s also one of the safest, making it a top choice for many expats. Many expats also love that the country has great education and childcare, although it is expensive. It has become a little more difficult for expats to get permanent residency in Singapore, however. But there are options available if you need an immigration solution to help you get it. According […]

2909, 2017

Relocation, Relocation: Should You Move Abroad?

By |September 29th, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Relocation, Relocation: Should You Move Abroad?

The planet is colossal, and when you live in one place all your life, you only ever experience a small part of it. Sure you can travel, but you never really get to know and understand a place in the same way and living and working there. Perhaps you want to make a huge change in your life, or maybe living abroad has always been the plan for you. Either way, upping sticks and moving to another country has plenty of benefits. Here are a few things to consider before packing your bags.

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Is Moving Abroad The Right Decision?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, everyone’s circumstances are so different, so it all depends on you and where you are in your life. If you’re young and single for example, you’re likely to find it easier to move away than someone with a family and strong ties to where they live. If you’re at the start of your career and moving abroad can improve your job prospects, that’s fantastic, but for others, it might be more difficult to change or move their career. But that’s not to say it’s impossible, just spend some time thinking about it and whether moving abroad is definitely the right decision for you. If you’re relocating due to work for example, is the company stable? If they have had financial issues before then, it could give you a reason to stop and reconsider. https://www.forbes.com/ provides information for more things to think about when you’re relocating for work.

Why Relocate?

When you’re deciding whether to move your life to another country, it makes sense to have your reasons set out. Perhaps you want to become more cultured, see a new part of the world […]

1508, 2017

Viable Long-term Travel Options For Everyone

By |August 15th, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Viable Long-term Travel Options For Everyone

Many people dream of long-term travel. If you’re here now, you’re probably one of those people. However, many people also believe that long-term travel simply isn’t doable for them, and is only suitable to those who have a lot of money and no job to hold them back, or commitments such as children. The truth is, anybody can travel long-term if they want it enough. Some of the options here could very well work for everyone:

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Find Ways To Earn A Living On The Road

One popular way of long-term traveling is to save up a lot of money, go traveling, and when your money runs out, repeat the process. However, it can take people an awfully long time to save up the amount of money they need to make it work. Some people will only have a few months to get in the traveling they want to do too, and may not be able to go again later on. If you can earn a living on the road, you can travel, add to your travel fund, and waste no time in getting started!

Some people who travel work online and use that as a way to top up their savings. There are so many things you can do online, from writing articles to creating logos. Alternatively, you could make something and sell it, perhaps even offer massage services or alternative healing! Find something you’re good at and use that to help you. Some people who begin traveling long-term will start a blog to document their travels. While you shouldn’t rely on this as a source of income, it may very well help you to earn more if you’re consistent with it, as well as enjoy more travel […]

1407, 2017

Should The Qatar Situation Put You Off Of The Gulf?

By |July 14th, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Should The Qatar Situation Put You Off Of The Gulf?

The Arabian peninsula  is a great getaway destination, and it has been for a number of years now. If you want luxury, get to Dubai, if you want fun, head to Abu Dhabi. There are a lot of experiences to have and a lot of memories to make. The set of destinations within the peninsula are some of the most incredible cities on the planet – contained within Oman, the United Arab Emirates and other countries within the area. The truth is, if you want an unforgettable vacation, you should consider flying over to the Gulf.

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However, the situation in the Gulf took a turn for the worse over the past few months. In fact, it’s currently going through one of its biggest diplomatic crises in years. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar after a very serious accusation indeed. The accusation? These countries believe Qatar is attempting to make a power play in the region through support Islamist groups that attempt to fracture the current hold of power. It’s very serious – all of the countries have halted traffic with Qatar, threw out Qatari diplomats and has ordered citizens of Qatar to leave their countries. The situation in Qatar isn’t exactly stable either – citizens of the country rammed supermarkets with business fearing that trade to Qatar would be cut off.

There doesn’t seem to be much sign of the situation improving in the near future, but there are no signs of escalation. It could be that Saudi Arabia are sidestepping criticisms by pointing the finger at Qatar. There is a lot at play here and a lot to take into account. Unrest and armed action seems very, […]

1306, 2017

Champagne Lifestyle? Travel Ideas For Even Lemonade Budgets

By |June 13th, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Champagne Lifestyle? Travel Ideas For Even Lemonade Budgets

We can all dream of that champagne lifestyle from time to time. The thoughts of going on holiday every few weeks to wonderful and exotic destinations. Drinking champagne while the sun sets or performing yoga move and meditation as the sun rises. However, not all of us are fortunate to have a bottomless pit bank balance. If only dreams could come true, or money grew on trees. However, it is possible to have a champagne lifestyle when it comes to travel. Making informed decisions and carefully booking things can help you reap the rewards of amazing trips as and when you can take them. We thought it was time to share with you exactly how you can enjoy the champagne lifestyle on lemonade budgets.

Get yourself a private charter plane

A private plane may sound expensive, but when done right, you may surprise yourself. Of course, not every trip could be traveled in this way, but looking online or even on a private jet charter app you may be surprised with what is on offer. Perhaps you could save this option for a special occasion.

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Choose a swanky destination

When it comes to going on holiday location can be everything. It will make or break your vacation. So try and ensure you choose a swanky destination if you are looking to showcase a grand lifestyle. It doesn’t mean that you have to stay directly in the action, but enjoying the vibe and atmosphere can often be enough. Looking online you may find some of the most sought after vacation hot spots to enjoy.

Try and tick off your bucket list

Many people have a bucket list that they hope to complete throughout their lives. So why not make it your […]

1505, 2017

Five Ways You Can Improve Your Life With Travel

By |May 15th, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Five Ways You Can Improve Your Life With Travel

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Traveling to new places is one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you can do with your time, and seeing different parts of the world really allows you to grow and expand your mind. When you understand that the life and culture that you know only makes up a minuscule part of human existence, it can really broaden your horizons and encourage you to see things in a whole new way. Visiting five-star hotels and dining in high-end restaurants while you’re away might be fun, but there’s more to travel than an indulgent annual vacation. Here are some of the different ways you can experience travel, and maybe even improve your life in the process.

Volunteer In a Poor Part of the World

Volunteering abroad is something many people aim to tick off their bucket lists at some point. As well as gaining new experiences and padding out your CV, the most important thing is you get to make a genuine difference to those less fortunate. It could be building orphanages, teaching children basic skills, helping animals or the community. You get to see and live in part of the world that you’d never have considered as a vacation and learn a great deal of new things. Seeing how some people live will also make you realize just how lucky you are, something you might never have stopped and considered before. If you’re from America, you would need to speak to a lawyer regarding U.S. immigration, since you will need the right visa to be allowed to study.

Study Abroad

There are many reasons to study abroad. Maybe the education where you live isn’t the best, or even if it is- there might be even better education abroad. […]

305, 2017

What’s Behind Malaysia’s Soaring Immigration?

By |May 3rd, 2017|Travel, World, XPC|Comments Off on What’s Behind Malaysia’s Soaring Immigration?

Malaysia is a nation with plenty of history, culture, and exotic charm that lures in thousands of foreigners each year. In fact, many people decide to make the country their new home and enjoy their lives in a place that offers almost year-round sunshine! It’s also no secret that the people of Malaysia are some of the friendliest you will ever encounter on your travels.

The country is full of natural treasures waiting to be explored and provides the perfect base for those seeking employment opportunities in Asia. In recent years, Malaysia has experienced unprecedented immigration. But, what are the reasons behind the country’s explosive growth in migration?

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It’s the gateway to Asia

Malaysia is geographically well-placed to other important Asian nations such as Singapore, India, and China. It’s also quite close to Australia and New Zealand as well. Because of its location, you are afforded a wealth of travel and job opportunities in the region.

Many people that migrate to Malaysia enjoy visiting the neighboring countries for their vacations. Having said that, the country has a plethora of unique and exotic landmarks and places of interest to visit!

Healthcare is virtually free

One of the advantages of being a permanent resident of Malaysia is that you can gain access to a wealth of healthcare options without paying much money (if any, in some cases). Unlike many Western nations, Malaysia has a network of government-funded hospitals and clinics that make healthcare accessible to virtually all of the population.

For those with insurance policies, the private hospitals and medical centers in the country boast some of the world’s best physicians, doctors, and facilities.

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Housing is very affordable

Assuming you are moving to the country and get a well-paying job or are retiring there […]

2103, 2017

Beach Benefits: Why Oceanside Living Really IS Good For You!

By |March 21st, 2017|Travel, XPC|Comments Off on Beach Benefits: Why Oceanside Living Really IS Good For You!

Everyone has their personal preferences when it comes to living somewhere. While many people enjoy living in the middle of a bustling city center, others may prefer the peace and serenity of the countryside. And then you’ve got those that enjoy residing in a coastal location.

You may have heard some people tell you that the “sea air is good for you” – well, it turns out there’s some truth to that saying! Living in an oceanside town offers a variety of health and social benefits, many of which you’d seldom get living elsewhere. Sure, the price of living somewhere like that may be higher than what you’re used to. However, the advantages often far outweigh the cons! Here’s why:

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Less stress

The thing about living in the middle of a busy city or town is that it can often be stressful to your health. For a start, you’d probably spend much of your time queuing for things because it’s such a densely populated area. And things don’t get much better when you’re in your car! You’ll also find that city center dwellers tend to work longer hours and seldom enjoy their free time, probably because they don’t have much of it!

When you live near the beach, your pace of life will slow down quite noticeably. When the sun is shining outside, you’ll feel better about yourself and not let things get to you so much.

Plenty of fun things to do

You’ll be the envy of your city-dwelling friends if you move to the coast! As you can appreciate, being so close to the ocean gives you a wealth of water-based activities that you can participate in.

Swimming is one obvious example, of course, and so is boating or […]