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Expat Depression – How to recognize and cope with it

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This week marked World Mental Health Day, so it seemed like a good chance to talk about the mental health of expats around the world. Studies have shown expats to be at a higher risk for mental health issues than most. These often manifest themselves in depression, or expat depression. It’s something very real for the community of expatriates around the world. You would think anyone brave enough to leave their native country and live overseas must have it all together. It makes sense, right? Well, the truth is, depression is common among the expat community. 

This subset of people are more susceptible to depression because of their unique circumstances. Moving abroad isn’t easy. Culture shock and homesickness can quickly spiral into expat depression. It’s not often discussed, but I’ve seen it and lived it. There are many reasons, warning signs and tips to avoid and control expat depression.

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20 Things to do in Strasbourg Over a Long Weekend

Mike and I love to visit the Alsace. When we spent a weekend in Strasbourg recently, we were blown away by how much there is to do. We had plans to visit a nearby village for a half-day trip and canceled that plan almost immediately. Sometimes, you have to call an audible even with plenty of trip planning and research. In this case, we changed things around because there are so many things to do in Strasbourg. It was a pleasant surprise! Wondering what to do in Strasbourg? Here’s our list of the top 20 things to do in Strasbourg to help you out.

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Oktoberfest Guide: beer tents, hotels, outfit tips & more

After successfully enjoying Oktoberfest in Munich, we thought it only right to compile a complete guide to Oktoberfest. We explain tips, hacks, and tricks to celebrate the German beer festival – Oktoberfest. Read on and learn where to stay for Oktoberfest, tents, table reservations, food, hotels, prices, getting an outfit and more. We also include tips from a couple of travel influencers with Oktoberfest experience. Prost!

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