Death on Assignment by Erin Fitzgerald

There are few topics that elicit more of an emotional response than those dealing with death. Fitzgerald offers a look at the process for addressing the unthinkable — an employee passing away while on assignment.

Written for Mobility magazine by Erin Fitzgerald, International Product Manager, Living Abroad LLC.

August 2011Read more…

Our 165th Destination – Toronto, Canada

Canada’s largest city and one of its southernmost, Toronto is located on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario. With a population of 2.5 million in the city itself, and 5.5 million in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), it is one of the safest cities in North America and ranks high in livability studies.

As Canada’s largest employment center, Toronto is the nation’s banking and investment center, with a range of other industries to round out the economy. The technological heart of Canada, Toronto’s information- and communication-technology industry contributes over $20 billion to the economy annually.

Richland, Washington – our newest destination

The Richland, Pasco, Kennewick area, which is located in the state of Washington, is known as the Tri-Cities Region. These cities continue to see steady growth and increased amenities due to the increase in jobs to the area, ranging from engineering to agriculture. There are also close to 100 wineries in the region which is second only to Napa Valley, CA. With the convergence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima Rivers, a wealth of water is available to the region, not only for agriculture but for water sports as well.

The latest ACCRA Cost of Living Index, which tracks cost of living trends nationwide, states the Tri-Cities is still the most inexpensive place to live in the Pacific Northwest.

Destination Profile: Latin America

Latin America, which encompasses Center America, South America, the Caribbean, and part of North America, is a vast region with much to offer the expatriate and international business traveler, Dean and Hernandez offer a general overview of the region, featuring both cultural and business insights.

Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad and Rita Hernandez, CRP, GMS, Managing Director, LARM USA, Inc.

July 2011Read more…

Celebrations around the World

What holidays do you commemorate in Summer?

The topic certainly seemed relevant since the UK just celebrated, along with two billion people around the world, the royal wedding of Prince William and the now Princess Katherine. Not all holidays and celebrations, however, are that well known or publicized. For example, do you know when Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day falls in the calendar? If you guessed the last Monday in January, you are right.

Written for ACS International Schools Spring 2011 newsletter by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad.

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San Antonio, Texas: our newest destination!

As the seventh largest city in the U.S., and one of its fastest growing, the San Antonio metro area is home to 2.1 million people who are engaged in such diverse industries as bioscience, finance, tourism, and the U.S. military.

Ranking high on various lists in recent years, San Antonio has borne out Forbes’ 2009 ranking as the fastest-recovering city in America and has weathered the global recession well. Its low cost of living and pleasant year-round weather also contribute to its attraction for relocating professionals.

Written by Ellen Harris, GMS, International Product Director, Living Abroad.

Destination Profile: Spain

With its distinction as the sunniest country in Europe, it is easy to envision the Spain of a tourist brochure. Harris and Escalona, however, discover what life is like for international assignees and their families who move there.

Written for Mobility magazine by Ellen Harris, GMS, International Product Director, Living Abroad and Rosa Escalona, CERP2.

June 2011Read More…

Technology-useful tools for international assignees

Anyone who’s a veteran of the global mobility industry remembers the days of land lines and snail-mailed letters. These days, not only has the physical technology evolved, but also the way international assignees use the latest networking tools to educate themselves, solve problems, and stay connected.

Written for the Forum for Expat Management by Ellen Harris, GMS, International Product Director, Living Abroad.

February 2011Read more…
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Relocating to New York City

Thomas Wolfe, American short story writer and novelist, once wrote that, “one belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” In this article you can read an overview of New York City, with special attention paid to the character of the city’s various neighborhoods and housing.

Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad and Sylvia Ehrlich, SCRP, President, The Intrepid New Yorker.

February 2011Read More…

Destination Profile: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, a world power with a long history of economic and cultural influence, has long been a popular destination for international assignments. The authors of this article offer an overview of important relocation concerns.

Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad and Julian Grose-Hodge, GMS.

January 2011Read more…