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Tuesday, November 13th 2018

Avoid International Fees with Smart Banking

This article covers how to avoid international fees with smart banking. We explore who the major smart banks are, their benefits and drawbacks, and those of their competitors. To learn more about smart banking, click here!

Friday, November 9th 2018

How To Not Get Sick in Thailand

This article describes the best ways to avoid getting sick in Thailand. We will teach you helpful tips and tricks to avoid getting food poisoning in Thailand. Also, you will learn the ins and outs of avoiding malaria and dengue in Thailand. Prevent sickness in Thailand with this information. Click here to learn more!

Wednesday, November 7th 2018

Difference between an Expat and an Immigrant

What is the difference between an expat and an immigrant? Is it a semantic issue? Or is there more to the terms than this. WeExpats explores the definitions of what it means to be an expat and how it differs from being an immigrant. To learn more, click here.

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Bringing Your Dog Back Into the US: How to Get Your Pet Across the US Border

If you want to learn more about how to bring your pet across the US border, then this article outlines the process. Complete with helpful tips and trick of the trade, we can help you bring your dog back into the US. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Driver’s License in Mexico: How Tourists And Expats Can Get A Mexican Driver’s License

If you are living in Mexico and you would like a Mexican driver’s license, then you’re in luck. A few states like Guanajuato allow expats to get a driver’s license in Mexico. Even if you’re in the country on a tourist visa, you can get a driver’s license in Mexico with this trick. Learn more in this article!

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Retiring on a Cruise Ship

Have you ever wondered if retiring on a cruise ship is right for you? In this article we explore different ways to retire on a cruise ship, as well as the pros and cons of such a lifestyle. Click here to learn more!

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

International Drivers License: The International Driving Permit

This article contains information on the different types of International Driver’s License. There is a International Driving Permit from UN Conventions in 1926, 1949, and 1968. We explore the history, requirements, and some frequently asked questions about the International Driving License. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018

How Americans Can Open a Bank Account in Mexico

This article provides helpful advice if you have been wondering how to open a bank account in Mexico. Many countries are far stricter when it comes to opening a bank account in Mexico. If you have the required documentation, then you don’t need to worry about your credit history. Having a Mexican bank.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

Two Years in Rome: An Expat Interview with Kino Alyse

Kino Alyse is a very successful photographer who is based in Rome. She had been published by numerous agencies, among them National Geographic. WeExpats touched base with Kino Alyse to get her insights on living abroad and the traveling expat lifestyle.   What is your full name? Kino Alyse. Where are you from?

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

Throwing Away Your Used Toilet Paper in Mexico: Why Mexicans Don't Flush Their TP

There is a curious social convention in Mexico where used toilet paper is thrown into the wastebasket instead of flushed down the toilet, as it would be in the United States. It seems this has sparked a series of threads—some which got quite heated—over why Mexicans don’t flush their toilet paper in Mexico.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

How to Get a Mexican Passport if a Parent Is a Mexican Citizen

Recently, my father inserted me as a Mexican citizen, and I was issued a Mexican passport. This is a process that the parent must do, so I asked my dad to write a bit as to what steps he took to make me a citizen. Then I added the steps that I took.

Saturday, September 29th 2018

Stop Arguing on Facebook and Vote: Tips for American Expats to Vote Abroad

The deadline to register to vote abroad is ending in a week, so we thought we would put together an article on a couple speedy ways to vote abroad. Regardless of your political beliefs, it’s important to make yourself heard—even if you’re living abroad. First of all, this New York Times Article.

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