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Becoming an Expat

Being an Expat for over 20 years, moving and living in over 5 countries I can tell you this – Becoming an Expat is a life-changing decision, and it will come with a package of fun adventures and challenges. The benefits will always out weigh everything else. However, I’m here to help make the transition smoother with my own trials and errors, plus invaluable hacks to lessen the stress of it all.

Each year there are a ton of people that decide to take this path, and most of them don’t know where to begin. THIS IS YOUR STARTING POINT. 

Ready for an adventure of a lifetime? LET’S BEGIN!

Rabies Vaccine: An Essential Step to Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling with a pet internationally can be complicated with all the restrictions and bans, something your pet must have is rabies vaccines. Dogs must have current and valid rabies vaccination before traveling.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about rabies vaccines for traveling with your dog.

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Microchipping Your Dog for Travel Is a Must

If you’re planning on traveling or moving internationally with your dog, you must microchip your dog. While pets living in the US don’t need a microchip for the everyday life, you’re probably going to need to microchip your dog for an international travel or move.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about microchipping your dog for traveling.

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Flying Your Dog in Checked Baggage – Get the Details

Traveling or moving to a new country with your dog can be complicated and will depend a lot on your dog size. Many people don’t feel comfortable about it, and one of the biggest questions is Can Dogs Fly in Checked Baggage? Is it safe?

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about flying with your dog as checked baggage.

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Tips for Flying Your Dog in Cargo: Consequences and Understanding

Flying with a huge dog can be complicated, but it’s a lot easier if you know what are you going to do.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about flying your dog in cargo, I’ll let you know tips, prices and more

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Travel to Antigua: Day trips, Things to Do and Tips

Antigua is a small, amazing town located in Guatemala. A UNESCO World Heritage Site with beautiful cobblestone streets and colorful houses. A magical place that have been almost untouched for years, also, one of the most visited places in Central America.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about Antigua, Guatemala. I’ll let you know from my personal experience what you need to know before heading there. The best tips an expat can give you on top of things to do and useful information.

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Have a To-Do List for Moving to a New Country (Will Save Your Life)

Moving to a new country is not an easy task, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one, and I have a lot of experience in this topic and something you MUST have is a To-Do List for moving to a new country.

In today’s podcasts, I’m going to be talking about To-Do List for moving to a new country, and why you should have more than just one!

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Finding the Right School for Kids When Moving to a New Country

If you’re planning to move to a new country, and you have kids, one of the first thing you need to look for are schools. There are many things to take into considerations, and I’m going to show you how.

In today’s podcasts, I’m going to be talking about finding the right school for your kids when you move to a new country.

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Top 10 Challenges When Moving To Another Country

Making the move to another country is a challenge for anyone, no matter how brave and determined you are. While it can be an exciting time in your life, it will also be a taxing one. The various difficulties can make living in another country frustrating at times. Before you make such a big decision, […]

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Best Way to Exchange Money to Quetzales in Guatemala

In order to travel to a new country, you need to learn the best way to exchange money, in most cases you’ll need to have local currency since not all places accept credit cards and Guatemala is not different.

In today podcasts, I’m going to be talking about the best way to exchange money to Quetzales in Guatemala. It’s not hard, but there are some things you need to be aware of.

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Visas and Residency in Guatemala: Which Options do You Have?

In order to visit Guatemala, you must know the visas available and if you’re planning to move to the country, you need to know which residency options you have.

In today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about visas and residency options in Guatemala.

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Having a Baby in Guatemala: Tips and My Experience

Guatemala has an amazing private health system, which makes having a baby a comfortable experience. I had my second child in Guatemala, and it was amazing.

In today’s podcasts, I’m going to talk about having a baby in Guatemala, how it is like giving birth in Guatemala as an expat, I’ll let you know from my own experience everything you need to know about it.

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Having a Dog in Guatemala: Vets, Daycares and More

Everyone loves dogs, and many people don’t enjoy leaving their dogs behind when traveling or moving out. Guatemala is packed with all the things you need to have a dog and take care of him in the best way possible.

In today’s podcast, we’re going to be talking about having a dog in Guatemala, how are the vets here, daycares for dogs and is Guatemalan dog friendly?

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Hiring Local Employees in Guatemala: Recommendations & Tips

If you decide to have a business in Guatemala and decide to hire local people to work with you, there are many things you need to consider before doing it, for you and your worker!

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about, hiring locals in Guatemala to work with you, I’ll let you know my full experience, tips and recommendations.

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Family Living Expenses in Guatemala (With Prices)

The first thing most expat looks for cost of living, they are an important part of moving to a new country and becoming an expat.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to talk about living expenses in Guatemala, I’ll cover basic necessity, car expenses and my family monthly expenses as an example.

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Renting a Home in Guatemala: House and Rentals Best Practices

Buying or renting a house is one of the most important steps of moving to a new country and becoming an expat. Guatemala is not different from another country, but there are some stuff you need to know before doing it.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to talk about how to rent a house in Guatemala, and I’m going to let you know best practices and useful tips.

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Best Places to Food Shop and Local Market Tips in Guatemala

When you think about shopping food, most people instantly think about supermarkets and chain stores, but the truth is, those places are expensive. A better option and better experience are local markets, Guatemala has a TON.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about shopping food in Guatemala, also, I’ll let you know the best tips for shopping in local markets.

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Benefits of Hiring Domestic Help in Guatemala (With Prices)

Domestic help or housekeeping services are great source of help for local people and for you, many people in Central and Latin America countries relies a lot on those jobs and Guatemala is not an exception.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about hiring domestic help in Guatemala, I’ll also talk about why it’s good to hire some to help you out in your home.

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Pacas of Guatemala (Thrift Shops): Unique, Huge and Affordable

You can find thrift shops and store everywhere in the world, but Guatemala took it one step further, with HUGE shops, and chain stores where you can find a lot of things, from clothing to furniture.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about pacas in Guatemala, and everything you need to know about it.

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Guatemala Healthcare: Why it Beats the US and other Countries

Guatemala Healthcare System is underrated, I have been living here for a long time and I know it pretty well, but people often look down on it. The truth is, it’s getting better and better.

In today’s podcasts, I’m going to talk about the Guatemala healthcare system, from my own experience as an ex-pat.

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2 Hacks Before You Make the Move to a New Country

Moving to a new country can be intimidating, I personally know that pretty well. I have been an expat for the last 20+ years, back then I didn’t have all the options I have now. That’s why I can really point you in the right direction.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about moving to a new country and what you need to do BEFORE moving out, from my personal experience .

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