Welcome to the Resources Area of LWA!

Making changes to your home and work life takes a lot of planning and thought. Hopefully our site is helping you begin to shape the life that you want to live? Along the path to true ‘location independence’, there are a number of things we need to setup and sometimes even pay for.

Please find below our recommended links to a number of resources for the most common things we discuss on our blog. We hope you find them useful, if you have any ideas for something you believe we should be including here, please let us know and we’ll do our best to oblige.

Accommodation

Cheap Hotel Chains – our sister site that allows you to instantly compare over 100 online hotel booking websites for any destination across the world.

Pierre & Vacances Resorts – a self catering specialist with properties in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, French Caribbean, Morocco and Tunisia. Use voucher code 8666 to save up to 1oo Euros on any booking.

Hostelbookers.com is a leader in online budget accommodation with hostels, hotels, apartments and villas in more than 3300 destinations Worldwide.

Pure Holiday Homes list thousands of cottages, apartments, homes, gites, and ski chalets in wonderful destinations all around the world. Properties are independently owned and managed, and bookings are made direct with the property owner.

Travel and Medical Insurance

Coverwise – Low cost Travel Insurance offering great cover, easy and efficient online purchase, payment and policy issue, UK customer service centres, 24/7 medical assistance.

Insurefor.com – Provides highly competitive travel insurance and regularly receives best buy recommendations, free kids on all adult policies.

Premier Choice Group – UK’s leading independent health insurance advisers and with some of the most competitive expat health insurance policies available.

Exchange Rates

HiFX – One of the UK’s leading international money transfer specialists, is a privately owned company founded in 1998 with its UK head office in Windsor, Berkshire.

TorFX is an independent foreign exchange specialist and we offer highly competitive rates of exchange to both corporate and private clients, for international trading, buying property abroad, emigrating and other overseas payments.

FairFx – Offer a pre-paid credit card that you can easily transfer money onto at very low exchange rates from your home currency. A great way to get by in another country without paying transaction fees on all card transactions. Use voucher code u60qh to claim a £2.50 credit.

Transferwise – Offer a highly competitive currency exchange service accessible via your Gmail or Facebook account login.

Remote Working

Hostgator – Are one of the world’s leading email and web hosting companies. They offer excellent 24/7 support and have a range of packages to suit all needs.

Skype – A must for online communication. Call, message or even video conference with your family, friends and contacts worldwide.

Dropbox – The world’s best known online backup and storage system. Easily ensure that you don’t lose anything you need whatever happens to your computer.

IBVPN – The most cost-effective foreign IP host we have found. Using this service allows you to enjoy internet TV/radio as if you were based in your home country. If you work in internet marketing as I do, this service will also ensure you are viewing exactly the same version of website that your clients see from home.

Overseas Jobs Boards

Overseas Job Centre – lists jobs abroad in all kinds of sectors and locations plus a number of resources geared towards finding work overseas.

Jobs Abroad Bulletin – is a bulletin board full of job vacancies posted by employers looking for staff. Employers post vacancies for free meaning JAB contains many jobs you might not find on other boards.

Visa Information

Global Visas – is a world leading immigration consultancy, specialising in visas and work permits for the world’s most popular destinations. Their site contains a free assessment on any visa requirements dependent on your country or origin and destination.

More member resources to come each month….

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