It’s Almost Here!

This article was published in the Escape Artist Weekly Newsletter on November 09, 2018. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here.

Hello readers,         

I can’t believe it’s November already! In just two short months, it will be the New Year, and there are so many things to celebrate before then!

Today’s weekly round-up is serving as a reminder that the 2018 Escape Artist Conference is less than a month away! If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to register for our very first conference. We officially have a venue! The 2018 Escape Artist Conference will be located at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Dallas. Details can be found below.

Also, we want to remind you that Escape Artist is the number-one destination for all of your expat questions. Feel free to explore our website and drop in to ask a question. We love when you ask questions!  

Let’s get into this week’s round-up!

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Less Than a Month Left!

Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality? Go beyond the web pages of Escape Artist and step into your future.

The only way to get a hands-on experience with our experts is by meeting us in Dallas this winter. Our biggest and most exciting event of the year, the 2018 Escape Artist Conference, is coming up! Your contribution to our survey gives us a great idea of what the event will look like, what we will discuss, and how many of you would like to attend.

We now have a location, date, and an agenda for the event! December 1st and 2nd are just around the corner, so book your flights to Dallas now! We are getting excited to meet you and answer your questions!

There is only one month left until the conference! Register today and unlock everything you need to know to become an expat the right way!

Want to join us? Contact me here. If you would like to reserve your spot, please send me a message and I will personally send you the official invite.

December is quickly approaching and there are limited seats! Register today!

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“I’ll Be Home for the Holidays”

Now that it’s November, it’s time to begin thinking about your journey home for the holidays. Whether you are most excited about the home-cooked meals or the time with friends and family (or maybe even a vacation away from family), you’ll want to book your flight now! Holiday flights can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow these tips:

  1. Buy a flight during the middle of the week: A flight that is purchased on a weekend is more expensive than a flight purchased during the week. You should also choose to fly on a day close to the middle of the week as well, so choose wisely.
  2. Sign up for emails: If you know where you are flying to and from, track flights and have the airline send you email alerts. They will tell you when it will be cheapest to buy. Act fast when they email you to take advantage of the lower pricing.
  3. Fly at night: If you aren’t concerned about the time of your flight, pick a flight that is at an inconvenient time, such as very early in the morning or late at night.

Don’t overspend for your holiday trip! If you’re still deciding where you should go for your vacation, we can help!

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It Only Took 40,000 Years…

… but we may have found the world’s most talented Neanderthals.Consumer Resource Guide

Scientists may have found the world’s oldest cave paintings in Borneo, Indonesia. The drawings are estimated to be at least 40,000 years old, which is older than the drawings found in France and Spain which were believed to be the oldest.

The outline of animals that are featured in the paintings are red in color, span around five feet, and look to depict a bull or an animal like one. There are also handprints and some human scenes.

A team found the images in a remote cave made of limestone while exploring a dense jungle in which they had to cut through the plants with machetes. With miner helmets on their head, the team walked through the caves in search of drawings.

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Is This Tour Right for You?

When you take a trip, do you prefer a busy city with a lot to see, or do you prefer the quiet countryside?

If you chose the countryside, I have found the trip for you! Wild Wicklow Tour takes guests on a full-day guided tour through the beautiful landscapes of Wicklow County in Ireland. The tour starts when a bus picks guests up in Dublin and takes them to Wicklow National Park. The trip continues on through Glendalough and Sally’s Gap.

All entrance fees are included and every stop is colored with wonderful commentary.

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Thank you for reading this week’s round-up! If you’re interested in learning what it’s like to become an expat, don’t hesitate to ask some questions. At Escape Artist, we aim to ensure that your travels abroad run as smoothly as they can.

Whether you are planning on living, working, retiring, or investing overseas, Escape Artist can help you every step of the way. Don’t forget to check out the eBook store for the 2018 Expat Tax Guide and our wonderful country guides!

For more information on what’s going on in the international scene, check out some of this week’s newest articles!

Conderence

If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the survey for this year’s conference, Click here to find out more information and to stay in the loop on locations and updates! It’s important that this event be exactly what YOU want – no alternate agenda or product pitches! This is about answering YOUR questions!

In order for the event to be a success, take a second to fill out this surveyBy sending us your thoughts, you can tailor the event to your specific overseas needs. We will also be supplying a 10% discount during registration to everyone that filled out the survey to make the event possible!

Expat Life in Spain

Spain is a dream destination for many, and as an expat, you can make life there a possibility. This country offers a more laid-back lifestyle, with mid-day siestas and later mornings. Of course, then there are the beaches, mountains, and vineyards along with a beautiful art culture and rich history in many of the cities. If you’re seeking an expat life in Spain, here is what you’ll need to know.

Visas and Residency

For those visiting Spain from the United States and Canada, you won’t need a visa up front. Your short-term, tourist visa is provided via a stamp in your passport once you land in Spain. That short-term visa will…

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How Offshore Investing Helps Diversify Your Assets

You have probably grown up hearing the idiom, “Don’t place all your eggs in one basket.” While financial experts will give you countless reasons why diversification is a smart move, it all boils down to that one classic saying.

The reality is that concentrating all of your wealth in one location is risky, even if you think you are playing it safe. One of the best ways to diversify your assets is through offshore investing.

Identifying the Risk of Currency Devaluation

One of the biggest financial risks an investor can…

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Most Popular Expat Cities in Portugal

As the third safest country in the world, Portugal is becoming better-known for all it has to offer expats. With its location on the map as the easternmost country in Europe, it is very appealing for those who seek easy travel to and from North and South America. It also offers historic scenery and architecture, clean beaches, and gorgeous landscapes. In 2017, more than 29,000 new expats relocated there, a number which is 33% higher than in the previous two years. In which cities are they choosing to live, though? These are some of the most prominent expat cities in Portugal:

Lagos, the Algarve

The Algarve is Portugal’s most southern region, and it’s well known among retired expats for…

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The Advantages of Renting a Car During Your Holiday

Vacations are something we all look forward to the entire year. Whether we travel close or further from home, there are small things that make our holidays more comfortable – among these being the extra services we can ask for before or after reaching our destination.

One of the latest trends related to these extra services is purchasing car rental services. As mentioned earlier, most of the time we get to add this little perk to the vacation package in advance or once we have arrived at the hotel and we discover that there are plenty of places to visit in the surrounding areas.

For those who haven’t thought about renting a car when they are on a holiday, here are a few tips why they should consider this option:

A Carefree Vacation is Ideal

The infrastructure allows us to travel by several means of transportation, however, most of the time we choose our own cars or a plane. But wouldn’t it be great to just leave the car at home and rent one as you arrive at the hotel? The first advantage would be…

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Moving to Mexico: Chapter 21

Mexico City has the worst traffic I have ever seen. I also felt like I was going to pass out from the altitude. At over 7,300 feet, it’s just under the 8,000-foot threshold for hypobaropathy, or altitude sickness, but I have always been susceptible to that malady. Perhaps it’s because I was raised at sea-level, or maybe it’s because I grew up with a father who smoked enough cigarettes to make Don Draper and Humphrey Bogart look like goldbrickers.

I can’t see!” he said one morning after waking up. My buddy from school had spent the night.  We were sleeping on the living room floor after a marathon movie night when we were awakened by my father’s voice.

“Who smoked all of my cigarettes?” he yelled. He was frantically pacing around the kitchen, yanking the drawers open and slamming them shut. He needed his morning fix and it appeared that his girlfriend had smoked his last one.

I got up and walked towards him to see if I could…

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This article was published in the Escape Artist Weekly Newsletter on November 09, 2018. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here.