5 Spring Festivals Around The Globe

Being an expat is about embracing local culture as much as it is about exploring. The coming of spring is an important time of year for people around the globe. With spring, there comes an end to the cold and new beginnings. To celebrate and greet warmer months, various countries kick off the new season […]

7 Useful Facts About International Auto Insurance You Should Know Before Driving Abroad

If you are going to be driving a car in a foreign country, there are some essential facts you should know. These facts can save you from accidents, massive bills, and tons of wasted time. 1. Your Home Country’s Driver’s License May Not Work Your local driver’s license usually does not work in foreign countries. […]

7 Holidays Every Expat Should Know And Where to Find Them

As an expat, you have the luxury to experience exotic, fun holidays in foreign countries. But what are the top expat holidays you should check out? Today, we want to share seven holidays that people find the most fun around the world. 1. Chinese New Year This is one of the biggest holidays for China, […]

5 Reasons Why Millennial Expats Need Life Insurance When Traveling Abroad

For you young Millennials out there, the world is your oyster. After all, what’s more exciting when you’re in your 20’s and 30’s than international travel or pursuing your career with an extended stay in a foreign country? However, we shouldn’t forget that there are certain risks involved in all this adventure. In this guest […]

How To Get Good, Cheap Rental Car Insurance

It was my birthday and it had been raining all morning. We were stuck in the house, and the kids were starting to go a bit nuts. No, this wasn’t winter in Vancouver – it was early July in the south of France. It’s not supposed to rain in the summer in the south of […]

Are You Insured For Your “Extreme Sports”?

Planning a trekking holiday to your favourite alpine destination? How about a ski trip? Diving, anyone? Or maybe your kids are into horse-jumping or karate? Better check your health and travel insurance policies. Now. Even though we’re just back from another epic summer holiday in Europe, we are already planning our winter holiday, and this year […]

Disneyland Paris on a Budget: Fantasy or Reality?

Disneyland Paris on a budget? You think I’m joking, right? In fact, you probably think that I’ve been hanging out in Fantasyland too long. 😉 OK, I’ll be the first to admit that Disneyland doesn’t really fit into the budget travel category, and some of our readers might even feel that it totally contradicts the […]

How To Cruise Europe On The Cheap In A Brand New Car

Want to cruise around Europe in a brand new car and pay less than a normal rental car? Then a French “Buy-Back Lease” may be the plan for you. We’ve been in the throes of an intense summer holiday planning session over the past few weeks, and a big part of the planning was figuring […]

Temples, Tempura, and Therapy: Exploring the Best of Kyoto on a Budget

It’s time to blow away the myth that Japan is an expensive place to travel. I just took an amazing 12 day trip to Kyoto and the surrounding region, and spent just under $1000. That’s an average of about $80/day, all in. Yes, that includes accommodation, and no, I didn’t stay with friends like I […]

How To Save On Transportation In Europe

Planes, trains, and automobiles (plus the odd boat, bus, and bike). In this third installment of How To Have An Epic European Holiday On A Budget we’ll investigate how to get yourself around the continent without breaking the bank. 1) Book Your Transportation Early Remember the 26 hour ferry ride in a private cabin and […]