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Uprooting and Moving Abroad: Factors to Consider

Moving abroad is always a heady, stressful time. This applies to anywhere, not just to Guam. The amount of work that needs to go into moving abroad means that planning is essential. You need to make sure that everything you are moving across countries gets moved, make sure your documents are all sorted and your affairs are in order. Take a look at our quick-fire list of ‘musts’ for moving abroad.

How Long Are You Going For?

This is one important subheading! Is it for work? Is it temporary or is it permanent? These answers will determine the level of effort and analysis you put into your move. The length of time will certainly tell you what you should do about living accommodation. Will you rent or will you buy?


Possibly the most important part of moving across the world. Do you need a visa? Do you need a passport? Obviously different countries mean different rules and regulations but all will need you to provide some form of ID. Especially if you’re looking to move to Guam permanently. There’s also other levels of documentation that you will need to arrange. Bank documents, finalizing job offers and even health-care should be very high on your agenda.

Can You Take Family Pets?

A fair question to ask. And remember, different animals may be allowed, while others not. It’s worth checking whether you can take across your fish and reptiles compared to your cats and dogs before you leave your own country. Check out great sites like for information you can trust about products that can help or different types of fish.

Schooling, Jobs and Other Affairs


Schooling and jobs comes right in with the likes of healthcare as one of the most important parts of moving to a foreign country. If you’re thinking about moving, you need to make sure your family is safe and provided for when you travel to Guam. Even if you’re travelling alone, Guam is a very isolated place in the world. You’re likely to need to be able to call upon important documentation at many points during the beginning of your stay somewhere. Be sure to have this to hand.

Other Small Bits

There are also other small bits to remember when moving. Currency in Guam when converted from your country’s dollar is an important matter. Both knowing of it, having it and being aware of the transition rate between your home currency and Guam currency is important. Local infrastructure and common regional/cultural awareness will make your stay and transition in Guam easier.


Starting life in another country can be so exciting. It’s the beginning of a brand-new time of your life with a completely different lifestyle. You shouldn’t let organising your stay take away from the fact that you’re completing a new, fantastic moment in your life. If you remember the pointers above, you should be on the right track to having a successful, and easy transition to your new life.

What You Need as a Backpacker: Essentials

Travelling can be a tough business, wherever you are going. Deciding what you want to take, what you need to take and what you should be leaving behind is a stressful – and sometimes impossible – task. Well don’t worry, because we’re here to give you some fantastic tips about some of the best things to take with you on your backpacking tour of the world. Guam now, but where next? Pack as best for each eventuality as you can by using our handy guide.


Travel Clothing

Possibly the biggest asset you will have other than a passport is the type of clothing you take with you. It’s best to try and pack light. If you’ve planned your travel destinations, get a feel for the climate and what you will most likely need before you set off. You’ll most likely need shorts and shirts. Shoes will be a major choice, as you’re probably going to be on your feet for a lot of the time. Underwear is a must – but how much you take is a tough nut to crack. Do you pack light or do you pack heavy? The choice is yours but make it wisely.

Pick Your Bag with Travel in Mind

Regardless of whether you’re going for a week or a year, what type of bag you take can make or break a trip. Travel bags now come in all shapes and sizes. A lot of rucksacks have comfort cushions on the back and around the straps, something which you will no doubt fall in love with after an 8-hour trek to get to your next destination. Bags usually come in different litre sizes, which is another choice you will need to make. The bigger the bag, the more you can take – but the heavier your load will become.


As if you would ever go anywhere without this, right? Well people do forget things, so make sure you keep a keen eye on your passport – it’s literally your ticket to the outside world. And speaking of tickets.Passport And Ticket

Your Ticket!

Another super important thing to remember, your ticket. You may not have a return ticket but you’ve definitely got one going out of the country so keep that well and truly in hand. Clothes and bags mean very little if you’re trapped in the airport. Come on, you shouldn’t need reminding of this!

Money, Money, Money

Travel money is real important, so if you know where you’re going for your whole trip then plan your money too. If not, however, make sure you have a way to buy currency when you arrive.


Swiss Army Knife

Make sure you take a few bits and bobs that can help you along the way. These lights:  will help you find your way around, maybe a Swiss Army Knife as a handy tool/bottle opener and a map to guide you.

Enjoy your trip to Guam, and if you take the things above you won’t go far wrong.

Travel Tips So Simple You’ll Wonder Why You Never Thought of Them – Like Heated Mattress Pads To Stay Warm

We all look forward to vacation. This is a time when you can put your many responsibilities on the backburner and enjoy other cultures and ways of life. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that approximately 1.73 million passengers board planes every day. Whether you’re preparing for a vacation with family or are embarking on a romantic destination for two, Guam makes a great destination. Just a few things you can enjoy here include:

  • Snorkeling at Ypao Beach Park
  • Magic shows at the Encore! Theater
  • Beautiful scenery at Two Lovers Point
  • Fun shopping for souvenirs at Micronesia Mall
  • Swimming with sharks at Underwater World

Whether you travel often or rarely get the opportunity to leave the daily grind and responsibilities of life, there are a few travel tips that are so simple you’ll wonder why you never thought of them. You should certainly take advantage of these pointers the next time you head out on a voyage far from home.

Comfortable Night’s Sleep

Heated Mattress Pad

When we travel, we defy the laws of time as we pass time zones and surpass the sun’s orbital location. As amazing as this capability can be, it can also disrupt our sleep cycle. Jet lag can have a significant negative impact on your ability to enjoy your trip, and just a few of the many negative side effects that improper sleep on your trip can cause include:

  • Memory problems
  • Decrease in your immune system’s ability to keep you from getting sick while abroad
  • Increase in stress levels
  • Poor judgement

There is a great way to bring the comforts of home with you when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. When you invest in a heated mattress pad, you can stay warm at night while enjoying the fact that your body will become more relaxed as the increase in blood circulation encourages minor aches and pains common with travel to subside.

Pack Your Carry-On Strategically

For every flight that departs around the globe, it’s estimated that one bag will be lost or delayed. There’s a very real chance this could happen to you, and, depending on what you had in the bag, this could significantly reduce the quality of your trip. In order to ensure this won’t be detrimental if it happens to you, pack your carry-on strategically by ensuring the essentials are there. Just a few things to ensure you have in your carry-on baggage include:

  • Running shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Phone charger
  • Money

Keep Your Flight Number in Mind

Flight Schedule

If you haven’t experienced travel to many places, it’s important to understand that other airports won’t necessarily be set up the same way you experienced in your native area. When you do realize this, it can be highly frustrating and even scary when you can’t find the full name of destination airports listed. This can be easily overlooked, but, make a note of your flight number. You can jot it down on a piece of paper, save it in your cell phone, or just make a mental note. This can help you tremendously when the time comes for quick recall.

Ensuring Your Trip is One You’ll Remember Fondly

No matter how exotic and exciting your destination, the truth remains that you’ll be far from the comforts of home. You may even be surprised to find yourself longing for that cozy blanket or just the smell of the lavender plant outside your bedroom window.

To avoid homesickness and to best ensure you’re able to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing trip, all it takes is a little bit of preparation. All too often, we get caught up on focusing on clothing and toiletries as we pack for a long trip. However, when you plan ahead and include these helpful items, you’ll find the quality of your trip greatly enhanced, allowing you to make the most of this vacation you’ve worked so hard to earn.