• Remote work Remote work: a job that follows you It’s a pretty common story in the world of expats: you worked your tail off for a good education and a career you loved and leave it all behind to a) follow your spouse’s career or b) start a new life with your long-distance foreign love. Whatever your expat story is, it’s left many of…
  • global nomad The pros and cons of remote work Remote work is on the rise. It is no longer considered a trend because it’s been clear for a while now that it is here to stay.  Working remotely has become a viable option for many thanks in large part to the prevalence of high-speed internet. The beauty of working remotely is that people can…
  • The expat entrepreneur – Expat Nest Vivian Chiona, a bicultural, multilingual expat with family all over the world. She is originally from Greece but has been living in the Netherlands since 2007. Vivian is a registered psychologist and the founder and director of Expat Nest, which provides professional online counselling for expats and internationals. Vivian has a team of qualified counsellors that…
  • wine tasting The expat entrepreneur – The Tasting Class Lindsay Trivers is a sommelier who has worked in the wine industries of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, The United Kingdom, Spain and the UAE. She holds wine accreditations with The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), The Court of Master Sommeliers and Auckland University of Technology. Lindsay founded The Tasting Class in 2014. It…
  • Tips for working from home It doesn’t matter if you have a remote job, are studying or are a digital nomad working from home can be great on so many levels but you can quickly develop bad habits if you don’t stay focused. Trying to manage work around your bad habits can turn it into a real slog. To make…
  • Expat finances and where to start Expats are often more open to talking about their finances and financial situation than most. However, they are still not great at it either. A lot of people are really lost when it comes to their finances and what they should be doing with their money. They are not sure where or even how to…
  • Freelancing it – Digital Consultant Tiffany’s desire to become a freelance digital consultant actually stemmed from becoming an expat. It all began with a short stint in the Turks and Caicos Islands where she was volunteering at a museum as an archivist. While she was there, she met lots of expats and she thought “I want to do that!” The…
  • 10 do’s for being self-employed in Spain The employment situation in Spain ranks among the worst in the EU. As well as high unemployment, wages are notoriously low while hours can be extremely long. And your contract may only be temporary. An obvious solution is to go the self-employed route. Not only will you be your own boss doing what you want…