Traveling can be a common catalyst for considering a new life overseas and many people consider 'should I emigrate' when they return, but what is the difference between traveling and moving abroad?
Many of us have holidayed overseas at some point, and periods of extended travel by way of a gap year or sabbatical are common, and we all know that one city or country that we fell in love with and have secretly dreamed of one day calling home.
But are the emotions we attach to our memories of our time away a true reflection of how we will feel and enjoy day to day life if we make the visit a little more permanent by emigrating or taking an overseas work assignment?
For many people one of the first steps on the road to becoming an expat is to consider if it really is the right thing to do. We've found a couple of really useful blogs highlighting some of the differences between traveling and moving abroad to help you evaluate that decision.
- Expat Life: The Difference Between Traveling and Moving Abroad by Stephanie Be from TravelBreak
- Four Months Abroad - a real life experience of a short term relocation
- 5 things no one tells you about living abroad - a refreshingly honest view from a young adults perspective
What have you found to be the difference between traveling and moving abroad? Use the comments section below to let us know!
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