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I Want to Move Abroad. Where Do I Start?

“When I do research about moving abroad, I get overwhelmed by all the information. Where do I start?” I used to get variations on this question every month when I wrote about international living on my blog and started reporting from
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Buy Quality Travel Clothing (Because Nobody Wants Your Cast-offs Anymore)

For decades, the used clothing that wealthy countries’ citizens cast off every week found ready buyers abroad. What Goodwill, Salvation Army, and the like couldn’t sell in their stores or give to the homeless, they would ship abroad by the ton
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Not Everything is Cheaper in Cheap Destinations

Just because you’re traveling or living in a cheap destination doesn’t mean things will be cheaper across the board when you pull out your wallet. Some prices may be more expensive than you’re used to at home. Does it surprise you
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Ways to Keep From Getting Hosed When Getting to Your Money Abroad

Since I write a lot about living abroad and being a digital nomad, I get a lot of questions about money access. “Do you get a local bank account?” “Where should I put my money back home so I can get
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The Solar-Powered Adventure Traveler

A reader asked me back in 2008 if there was a way to travel around the world without ever plugging into a wall socket. The answer was “sort of” and it has not gotten much better since then, unfortunately. If you