The New Year often brings in new beginnings, and for some of us, this means relocating. Many of the greatest adventures in life come from packing up and moving somewhere new; whether it’s across the country or to a completely new destination.
If you’re thinking about beginning your own adventure somewhere far away, we’ve found the top 10 places for relocation from around the world to help kick-start your journey.
Portugal offers a beautiful sunny climate and golden sandy beaches and with slightly lower living costs than other European alternatives. The endless coastline stretches alongside its historic towns, making this the perfect happy ending for anyone looking to walk off into the sunset.
It is no surprise that Spain is the number one destination for Britons choosing to relocate. With its wonderful seaside resorts of Costa Blanca and the Costa Del Sol, as well as the picturesque Canary Islands, it is the perfect destination for those looking for a lifestyle that feels like you are on holiday every day of the year.
France represents the finest of more laid-back lifestyles, with some of the world’s most divine foods and wines and a warm, cosy climate to enjoy them in, particularly when it comes to the French Riviera. This unique country and its boundless beauty have served as a muse to writers, poets and artists around the world, so it’s no surprise that thousands of Britons every year abandon their lifestyles for picturesque homes in the French Riviera.
For somewhere a little closer to home, Jersey is a brilliant option for those looking to move from the UK. It is a small island with lots to discover, whether you prefer the nightlife of St Helier or beautiful beaches such as St Brelade's Bay. The weather is relatively mild, making Jersey an island for all seasons.
Thailand is beloved for its beautiful climate and low cost of living, which make it an incredibly popular destination to start a comfortable new life. As well as pristine, natural beaches, Thailand’s rich culture and unmatched cuisine make it one of the most sought-after locations for tourists and relocators.
Germany is a fantastic choice for Brits looking to move abroad within Europe. In Frankfurt, for example, although the primary language spoken is German, many of the locals speak fluent English, allowing a smoother transition for those looking to uproot from the UK. There is a hugely diverse variety of affordable cuisine, bars and hospitality, which make the small city feel like a large one. What really makes it special is the open green spaces and surrounding nature.
It is unsurprising that this idyllic island, located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, is on many people's bucket list, however it may surprise you to know it is also becoming a more popular choice amongst expats. Mauritius is one of the safest countries in the region and has lots to offer from lifestyle and leisure activities such as watersports, horseback riding and canyoning, to various shopping malls across the island to indulge in retail therapy.
From the local wildlife to exceptionally stunning views, South Africa is an exciting place to live. Many expats in South Africa enjoy a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. With white sandy beaches, beautiful mountains and expansive winelands, there is so much to offer. There is also a wide choice of accommodation in South Africa, with secure, gated communities being a popular choice for expats.
With great food, buildings and culture, Hungary is not only a popular destination amongst tourists, it is also a great place to settle. Budapest, the much-visited capital is a city of imposing scale and beauty. Here you will find captivating architecture, Art Nouveau coffeehouses, exciting nightlife amongst other brilliant amenities the city has to offer.
With more than 30,000 kilometres of idyllic coastline, it is no surprise that thousands of beach-loving Brits relocate to Australia year-on-year. Glistening sands, endless sunshine and vibrant wildlife are only a few of the endless reasons to pack up for a new life down under.
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