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Tips for returning home after living abroad

You might have spent years or just months living in another country as an expat, but you've decided it's time to pack your bags and go home. Returning home after living abroad can bring a lot of emotions from being excited to see friends and family, to being unsure if...

California Real ID (for expats)

The prospect of getting a California Real ID over at the infamous Department of Motor Vehicles sent chills down my spine. Mostly because my expat experience of moving to California from Australia and jumping through all the hoops the DMV requires to get a driver's...

Skipping school to travel home

As expats, many of us from Australia and further away from the US, it can be difficult to find enough time to take your child out of school to travel home. Skipping school to travel home from the US can be a little tricky because of rules and laws that govern the...

The best things to do in Cambria

Cambria is a common pit stop on the road between San Francisco to LA, but it shouldn't just be a place that you stop for petrol or to stretch your legs. There are some beautiful, fun and quirky things to do in Cambria that you just won't get time to see or do if you...

The life of an Aussie nomad

Living the life of an Aussie nomad seems to be pretty high on the bucket list for lots of young'uns these days. And some of the older generation too, not to discriminate there. But there's a genuine level of stress and uncertainty involved before you bring yourself to...

US tax for expats (ask the experts)

Never underestimate the unbridled joy involved in navigating the US tax system. It seems like a foregone conclusion, if you were to judge solely on the sheer number of US tax-related threads started by expats in Facebook groups and communities across the country each...