Moving and Working Abroad

7 Common Questions About Saudi Arabia


Huge, white unbrellas at the An Nabawi Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims walk in the shade underneath.

When many think of Saudi Arabia, they think of sand, of Islam, of women in veils. They think of ultra-conservatism and possible danger. They think of all the stuff they’ve seen on TV, plus all the stuff friends who’ve never been there have fed them. Having lived there a long time, I get asked a… Read More >>

The Dummy’s Guide to DropShipping: Set-up & Advice


My laptop and smoothie in Cambodia as I write the article: Guide to Dropshipping.

I wish there’d been a Dummy’s Guide to Dropshipping when I first got started. Especially one that covered legal nuances, and not just the store design. I will try to condense as much information as possible below, since it could easily span a whole book. As I mentioned in my last article about making over $600,000 in… Read More >>

How I Made $617,218.36 In One Year While Traveling The World


Success only came after defeat. It all started when I got on plane to Vietnam from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was 2014 and I’d just quit my career as a bank executive. I really didn’t know what to expect next. What I did know was that I was leaving some serious job stability behind. My coworkers just couldn’t understand what… Read More >>

What’s Expat Life in Chiang Mai Like?


Bustling expat life in Chiang Mai's walking street. It is packed with tourists and expats alike shopping for goods.

“You’re still in Thailand?” is a question I get asked all the time when I go back home to visit friends and family. Most don’t realize how long I’ve been an expat abroad–and the next questions invariably center around expat life in Chiang Mai and what living in the North of Thailand is like. Pointblank: I… Read More >>

Why Don’t US Banks Like American Expats?


Traveling abroad is an unparalleled experienced, but if you choose to live abroad long-term it’s best you know US banks don’t like American expats. They fear the repercussions of dealing with customers who remain abroad long-term as it exposes them to many unknowns and the prospect of terrorism financing. I can’t emphasize how laws like the… Read More >>

7 Top Ways To Blow Money in Southeast Asia


No matter how much inflation hurts prices in Southeast Asia, the area steadfastly remains one of the cheapest expat destinations in the world. Even as rents in larger cities like Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City swell, those in neighboring towns–even nearby neighborhood–remain affordable. You’ll always find ways to save money, but you’ll also find an… Read More >>

7 Challenges of Life in Thailand


Thai police officer patrolling a local market in Bangkok Thailand.

You’ve decided you want to move somewhere far away and have done some pretty extensive research. You may have weighed places like Vietnam against others like Romania or Colombia–and eventually settled on one: Thailand! If you’re like many expats who choose to live in Southeast Asia, you definitely know the allure of Thailand; it isn’t too raw,… Read More >>

7 Things I Love About Chiang Mai

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Thaphae Gate walking street at dusk, one of the things I love about Chiang Mai.

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I’ve moved to Chiang Mai. Most people told me the magic of that first moment when I stepped off the plane would eventually fade, but it never has. There are so many things I love about Chiang Mai, I could write an endless list, but… Read More >>

Planning For Life in Thailand: Tips & Advice


Birds-eye view of Thai women walking down a street in Bangkok.

The prospect of life in Thailand may seem quite mysterious at first. You’ll surely have tons of questions about long-term living there. Things such as how to make money, where to live, and what kind of social scene there is are all valid questions would-be expats ask themselves when planning for life in Thailand. I’ll try to answer the most… Read More >>

5 Reasons You Should Move To Saudi Arabia


A downtown photo of King Fahd road in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. The highway and buildings look quite modern and the KingDom Tower can be seen in the background.

At first, most people would probably laugh at the idea of relocating to an ultra-religious kingdom, but these 5 reasons you should move to Saudi Arabia will give you food for thought. Everything in life has a give and take. I’ve noticed the more a “paradise” a place is considered to be, the higher the cost, somehow. This… Read More >>