Discover how to save time and money, by managing your finances and overseas transactions with ease.
Learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime.
It never hurts to slip dear 'San Pan' a few bucks and a whispered prayer when you have your heart set on something, even if you think it is 'Catholic voodoo', confesses Karen McCann.
Emily McLaren recounts the life skills she gained thanks to her backpacking experience abroad.
Despite loving life as an expat, Kari Martindale explains that expat life is not always as glamorous as it appears. Here's some realities on expat life.
Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.
Karen McCann explains the peculiarities of ordering and types of tea and coffee in Spain, and how tipping is generally handled in Spain.
MoneySaverSpain explains how you can study and improve your knowledge with free and subsidised training in Spain.
Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.
If you think dating is complex, you have clearly never dated in Spain. Hear from six expats who took the plunge and offer insight into dating a Spaniard.
Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?
After inadvertently making language-learning a chore, Meg McFarlane finds new ways to make learning languages fun and interesting.
There's no better time to celebrate than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares their personal favourite Christmas traditions, and reflects on 2014.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging.
Valencia's orange season has arrived! Zach Frohlich looks at the difference between Spain's Valencian oranges and 'Valencia oranges' in the US.
Raising bilingual families means a 'mother tongue' and a 'mother's tongue' are not always the same. Teaching both preserves a part of family history and unity, as Annika discovered.