Gracefully Expat - Becoming location independent with intention
Welcome! I’m Grace, and I’m a serial expat. I’m a Canadian living in Dublin, and I also work in expat tax, so I live and breathe global mobility on a daily basis. I want to help other globally mobile people optimize their experience and live freer, more productive, and more creative lives. One of the ways we can do that is to talk about our experiences and share our knowledge.
Today I’m very honoured to share a guest post from Liam McFarland. It’s full of great information. Thanks, Liam! How to Challenge Yourself When Travelling: 5 Things You Should Do You’ll often find yourself having to step outside your comfort zone when you travel. Some people find this intimidating, while others thrive on the […]
Verification At Last I’d completely given up on Kraken as a way to purchase bitcoin, after their non-response to the verification error that rendered their service completely unusable. I wasn’t exactly eager to start throwing my money at a company that can’t resolve what seems to be a simple bug. I’d been on the verge […]
Gear Geek Update I’m very hesitant to add any gear to my setup. I dislike carrying around too much crap and I really don’t need much to be happy, so all things considered, I’d almost always rather keep my money to be used in more freedom-enhancing ways. However, I made a few key additions over […]
The quest continues My search for a way to buy crypto that doesn’t suck continues apace. Here’s an update of where I landed with the platforms I tried, and the degree to which each of them sucks: *NB: 0/10 shall denote the suckiest and least useful. Coinbase Never replied to my most recent customer […]
Part 1: Coinbase vs. Kraken vs. Gemini what sucks the least for digital nomads? Google search: How do I buy Bitcoin? Depending on the definition of the range of birth years, I may be considered a slightly ‘older’ Millennial (yuck and ugh to each of those terms, in that order). However, when I decided […]
In September, I was honoured to be part of the awesome Nomad City conference in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It was a great event and a wonderful experience, and it was my first time speaking to such a diverse group of digital nomads. Typically I’d be speaking to US-specific tax issues, but for this […]
Digital nomad destination recap The first few months of sweet, sweet freedom post-corporate job have flown by. I’ve been fairly busy travelling, so I haven’t really had time to process what a “normal” week will look like. Maybe there won’t really be a “normal”, or at least not one that persists for more than a […]
Moving to Dublin to study or work? You probably have a lot of questions. I certainly did. Read on for my insider’s tips on how to smooth your transition and find your feet in the bustling Irish capital. Dublin is an exciting city. It’s a popular place to come to study or to work. […]
Then: Not creating Feeling stuck Stressed out Unclear on future goals Unable to find time for both family as well as personal travel Now: Actively learning and creating Feeling inspired Less stressed (but slightly more apprehensive!) Developing future goals and plans that excite me Prioritising what matters most to me: health, family & loved […]
In Part 1, I shared my thoughts on Airbnb strategies for hosts, particularly geared towards those of you considering subletting a place you rent. If you decide to try that out, it can be a great experience. And of course the side income stream to help fund your travels doesn’t hurt! But what about […]
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