Tag: expat tips

Where to Buy and Sell Second-hand in Austria

Whether you just moved to Austria or are looking to let go of some items around your home, buying and selling second-hand items in Austria is possible. Not only is buying and selling second-hand items a great way to give old stuff a new life, but it is also environmentally friendly. You know what they […]

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How to Get a Haircut in Austria

  Today, I am sharing information on how to get a haircut in Austria. When we first made the move to Austria, getting a haircut was one of the last things on my mind. More important questions such as, “how do I drive a car?” definitely took priority over “who will cut my hair now?” […]

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Expat Inspiration Vol. III

June is finally here which means summertime is just around the corner. Summer in Carinthia means days at the lake, gelato downtown, and bike rides on the Alpe Adria Trail – I cannot wait! Expat Inspiration Links – Making Villach feel like home has definitely been a work in progress for me. I appreciated Sonja’s post on Making a […]

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How I Converted my Foreign Driving License in Austria

  Today, I am sharing how I converted my American driving license to an Austrian driving license. I know, thrilling right? However, I saw this question posed on an expat message board and remembered just how confusing the process was. The best resource is to use the Conversion of a Foreign Driving Licence article on help.gv.at. […]

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Expat Inspiration Vol. II

Expat Inspiration is a monthly feature on the blog that rounds up the best expat inspiration and wellness tips from the web. Published the first Sunday of every month.  Is it just me, or did April fly by? I better get outside to make the most of the Spring before Summer arrives. This month’s Expat Inspiration is […]

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5 German Youtube Vloggers to Follow for German Practice

Looking for a fun way to supplement your German language skills? I recently started following German Vloggers on Youtube as a way to increase my German language immersion at home. A Vlog is another form of blogging, but instead of writing out posts, “Vloggers” share content using videos. Vlogs are usually short, so it is an easy […]

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Staying Politically Active as an American Expat

As an American expat, it is important to me that I continue to stay politically active and involved despite living in a foreign country. With all of the things happening back home, I have been busy finding ways to raise my voice and share my concerns in a way that feels productive and useful. After scouring […]

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Preparing for Winter in Austria

Winter in Austria is beautiful as the Alpine towns come alive with the skiing season, but amidst all of the magic and fun is the fact that it is FREEZING COLD. As I prepare for my first full winter season in Austria, I thought it would be worthwhile to share some of my preparations as I […]

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Expat Wellness: Rethinking the Outcomes of Hard Work 

Welcome to “Expat Wellness” a new series on the blog where I discuss tools, tips, and strategies for integrating wellness and mindfulness into the unpredictable world of being an expat. I have now been an expat for 8 months – 8 months filled with low-lows (crying on an air mattress and living out of a […]

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How to get a Library Card in Austria

I am an avid book reader and prefer the comfort of a good book and cup of tea over going to bars anytime, so when we first arrived in Austria, one of the first things I set out researching was the library system. For a while, I was convinced that my city did not have […]

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