Your Guide to Doing a Motorcycle Tour of Europe

Map of Europe with Motorcycle Trip Destinations

Touring Europe via Motorcycle

Traveling across Europe is an activity found on bucket lists all over the world. And it’s no surprise why: the continent is rich in history, culture and landscapes. With this many neighboring countries so close to each other, traveling throughout the continent is relatively easy.

Instead of backpacking through Europe, though, consider experiencing this amazing continent all from the back of your motorcycle. By traveling on a motorcycle, you get a 360-degree experience unlike what you would in a car or a bus. You’ll experience the twists and turns of Europe’s valleys and mountains, as well as be part of a community that also loves touring via motorcycle.

Tips for Planning a Motorcycle Trip in Europe:

  • Before your trip, take your motorcycle in for a complete service. Make sure everything is operating the way it should. The last thing you want is to be stranded in the middle of the Alps because your motorcycle needs a repair.
  • Since Europe stretches from the Arctic Circle down to Africa, the weather across the continent varies by geographical region and time of year. Think about when and where you’ll be traveling, then pack and plan appropriately.
  • Pack lightly and efficiently. Have an emergency bag packed separately from the rest of your items, and secure it in an easily accessible spot so that you can grab it immediately should anything happen.
  • Booking through a tour company relieves the pressure of having to plan and arrange your trip yourself. If you don’t want to book through a company and prefer the do-it-yourself approach, check out the suggested routes below.

Motorcycling Routes through Europe by Region

Trans European Trail

The Trans European Trail stretches for 21,000 miles (34,000 kilometers), coursing all throughout the continent. Traveling this path could essentially be your one stop shop for seeing all of Europe. It’s cared after solely by volunteers named “Linesmen,” who each represent their respective country and the part of the road coursing through it.

The British Isles
The Cat and Fiddle Run, United Kingdom

While it’s technically named the A537 Buxton New Road, the Cat and Fiddle Run gets its nickname after a pub of the same name found along the route. The road is about 12.5 miles long, with most of it cutting through the Peak District National Park. Be careful, though, as it’s known as Britain’s most dangerous road because of the sharp drops and bends along the way.

Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Its total distance of 1,553 miles (2,500 kilometers) makes it the longest coastal route in the world. Travel along Ireland’s Atlantic coast, and you’ll go through six regions of the Emerald Isle. Taste the salty air on this scenic route featuring beaches, cliffs and coastal towns.

Nordic Region
Kristiansand to Bergen, Norway

Travel along Norway’s southern region on this 273-mile (468 kilometers) long journey. Before heading out, consider the time of year you’re traveling; winter in Norway can last from September to June, giving you a limited window of bearable traveling. However, it’s totally worth it for the incredible fjords.

The Iceland Ring Road, Iceland

This 828-mile loop takes you around the outer edges of Iceland. Plan to spend about seven days to see all that Iceland has to offer: volcanoes, icebergs, waterfalls, the Northern Lights and more amazing sights.

Mediterranean
Amalfi Coast Road, Italy

This 446-mile long road is also called “The Road of a Thousand Bends” for its crazy dips, climbs and turns. This area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape in 1997. It’s advised to visit in the off-season because the summer traffic can be horrendous.

The Alps
Alpine Road, Germany

The German Alpine Road, or “Alpenstrasse,” is about 280 miles (450 kilometers) of road passing through incredible landscapes. You’ll see mountains, farmland, lakes, valleys, meadows, castles and so much more on this trek.

Furka Pass, Switzerland

One of the highest mountain passes of the Alps, this pass is featured in the car chase scene in James Bond’s Goldfinger. More than 250,000 people cross the pass each year in cars, motorcycles, train and bus. Switchbacks, glaciers, and the threat of landslides, avalanches and heavy snowfalls make this pass one of the most adrenaline-inducing rides in the world.

Ship Your Motorcycle to Europe with Schumacher Cargo Logistics

Ready to hit the road? Schumacher Cargo Logistics offers the best services and rates for shipping to Europe. Check out our page on shipping your motorcycle to Europe. With a multitude of ports throughout the continent, all you have to do is decide where to go! To get started, request a free online estimate or talk to one of our specialists at 562-408-6677 or toll-free at 800-599-0190.

Shipping the Old Yeller Race Car to The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Front View of Old Yeller II

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the most iconic events for motorsport lovers everywhere, and this year is the festival’s 25th anniversary. They plan on recreating some of their best motorsport moments from the past 25 years and have dubbed this event “The Silver Jubilee.”

Founded in 1993, the Festival of Speed is a premier hill climb event on the beautiful Goodwood House property and has grown to include other events such as a forest rally and the auto show, Cartier Style et Luxe. This year’s festival takes place Thursday to Sunday, July 12-15, 2018 and for more information visit the Goodwood website.

This year, the Festival of Speed invited Dr. Ernie Nagamatsu and his legendary Old Yeller II to participate in the event. The car appeared in the festival two times previously in 2000 and 2005, and is returning for its third appearance in 2018. Schumacher Cargo Logistics is proud to be shipping this car to England from the US through our professional air freight service.

Old Yeller 2 receiving a new engine

One of our auto shipping experts Filip Michelet (left) and Dr. Ernie Nagamatsu (right) next to the Old Yeller II as it receives a new engine for the upcoming Festival of Speed.

Ernie Nagamatsu and his Old Yeller Mark II

Dr. Ernie Nagamatsu DDS, now retired, is a legend in Los Angeles and has the spirit of a true cosmopolitan. He has been a practitioner of dentistry in LA for over 40 years, but his mastery goes beyond just his primary occupation. No skill seems to elude the doctor, with experience as a lecturer at USC, a collector of fine Asian art, a writer of an award winning cookbooks, and of course as a race car driver. He has won many awards and accolades racing the his current car, the legendary Old Yeller II.

The Old Yeller II was created by Max Balchowsky in 1959 for Hollywood Motors and is still being used to race today. There have been many drivers of the Old Yeller II, and in that list includes Max Balchowsky, Carroll Shelby, Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant, Billy Krause, Bobby Drake, Paul O’Shea, and its current driver Ernie Nagamatsu. The car has gone through many owners in the past 60 years and finally became Nagamatsu’s in 1991. Since then, Nagamatsu has fully restored the Old Yeller II to its previous 1959 glory and brought it back into the spotlight of the automotive world. Don’t forget to see him and Old Yeller II at their next stop: The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018. For this event, they had to install a new engine into the car because it suffered an engine failure in its last run. In order to have more control over the timeline of this international shipment, Dr. Nagamatsu is using our specialty air freight shipping to bring his car overseas in the fastest way possible after the repairs are complete.

To learn more about Dr. Nagamatsu, Max Balchowsky, and the Old Yeller II visit their website at oldyeller2.com.

Shipping a Classic Car by Air Freight

Schumacher Cargo Logistics has over 40 years of experience shipping cars all over the world. Shipping classic cars internationally requires precision and skill to make sure the vehicle arrives in pristine condition and on-time. We offer a specialized air freight service for when a vehicle needs to arrive at its destination as fast as possible. Our Airfreight Division’s goal is “To deliver a competitive advantage to each customer” and they provide our fastest way to ship internationally. If you need to move your goods overseas quickly, get your free air freight shipping estimate today.

See More of Our Interesting Shipments

Check out the some of our posts on the other interesting and crazy vehicles we’ve shipped over the years below.

Additional Photos of Old Yeller II

Old Yeller II Side View

Old Yeller II Interior View

A look inside of the Old Yeller II with the name of some of its most famous drivers, Dan Gurney and Carroll Shelby, on the side.


Old Yeller II Drivers Plaque

A plate on the inside of the Old Yeller II with a list of all of its previous drivers.

We Shipped Jack Ehret’s Record-Breaking 1951 Vincent Black Lightning

1951 Vincent Black Lightning in Schumacher's Warehouse

A world record was set when a 1951 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle sold for $929,000 at the Bonhams’ Las Vegas motorcycle auction in January. It’s the most expensive motorcycle to ever be sold at an auction, and Schumacher Cargo Logistics shipped the bike to its new home in Australia after the auction.

The previous record for the most expensive motorcycle sold at auction was set by a 1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer that sold for $825,500 in March 2015. The record for the most expensive car sold at auction also belongs to Bonhams, for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for $38.1 million in August 2014.

The Most Expensive Motorcycle Sold At Auction

Ben Walker, Bonhams Head of Motorcycling, recalls an electricity in the air as the competition at the auction took off.

“We had guys from the UK, America, Australia, mainland Europe all interested in acquiring this motorcycle,” Walker says. “It really came alive around the $550-600,000 mark because that’s where the real bidding battle started to take place between a gentleman in the audience and a gentleman on the phone.”

As the bidding price raised, so did the stakes.

“When it got to around $790-800,000, the guy in the room was shaking his head,” Walker says. “The auctioneer said, ‘Just one more, sir?'”

And finally, the total came out at a whopping $929,000. The Australian man on the phone won the bidding war. The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning, in its original, unrestored and running condition, returned to the country where it got its fame.

About Vincent Black Lightnings

This particular bike, dubbed the “Ehret Lightning,” already made its own record in 1953 when Jack Ehret broke Australian speed records after riding it at an average speed of 141.5 mph. The pair continued to win races around the world until 1993.

It’s one of approximately 30 other Black Lightning motorcycles manufactured by Vincent HRD, and only about 19 “correct” bikes are still in existence. When built, the Black Lightning was the fastest production motorcycle in the world.

Vincent motorcycles have been known to win speed records across the globe, more than any other manufacturer. David Lancaster’s documentary SpeedisExpensive highlights the history of these motorcycles and the family behind the company.

“When Philip Vincent [founder of Vincent Motorcycles] passed away in 1979, he didn’t think these motorcycles would be forgotten,” says Lancaster. “I don’t think he could’ve predicted the sort of prices that this motorcycle’s fetched, but he did know that these things were special.”

In September 1948, Rollie Free gained the motorcycle speed record for the United States while riding the first Vincent Black Lightning at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. During test runs, he had average speeds of 148.6 mph.

For the final run, he stripped down to his swimming shorts to reduce the drag, laying flat on the seat with his legs stretched out and his head low. He reached a record 150.313 mph, following a black strip painted on the ground and completing a mile in 23.9 seconds.

Shipping Your Motorcycle to Australia

Schumacher Cargo Logistics is proud to have shipped this incredible, record-breaking Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle from the United States to Australia. We’re experts in shipping motorcycles to Australia and around the world. If you have a motorcycle, vehicle or household goods that you need to ship internationally, get your free shipping estimate today.

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

Music Festival Crowd at Night

It’s music festival season. And here in our little hometown known as Los Angeles, we happen to host some of the best music festivals in the country, maybe even the world. One that’s especially hot on the local radar is Arroyo Seco Weekend. Its inaugural event was held in 2017, so this will be the second year of the festival held at the Brookside Golf Course at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The team behind the festival, Goldenvoice, is the same group that puts on Coachella and Stagecoach, so you know it’s up to snuff.

What makes Arroyo Seco stand out is that, instead of camping out in the desert with a bunch of other strangers, there are no overnights allowed on the golf course; attendees go home and rest up in their own beds. The food scene is also a hit, featuring some of Pasadena’s and Los Angeles’ best local chefs, and paired up with craft beer and wine.

This year’s top headliners are Neil Young & Promise of the Real, Jack White, Kings of Leon, and Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters. The 2017 event had Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford and Sons, Weezer, and Alabama Shakes at the helm.

General Information for Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

  • What: Three stages of live music featuring top headliners and emerging artists, with local food and drink available on-site
  • When: June 23-24, 2018; rain or shine; venue opens at noon each day
  • Where: The Brookside Golf Course at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena, California 91103
  • Website: www.arroyosecoweekend.com
  • Single day tickets start at $149
  • Full weekend passes start at $249
  • All ages welcome; children ages 10 and under are free
  • General car and bike parking is free; preferred parking passes are available for purchase
  • The festival is also accessible via LA’s Metro Rail

Other Attractions in Pasadena

There’s something for everyone in this city. You’ll find world renowned music and art, one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, and entertainment for all ages.

  • Old Pasadena: Pasadena’s original business district is now home to amazing shopping and dining opportunities. The historic Route 66 runs through the middle of this area, and folks will camp out along Colorado Boulevard for the Rose Parade every year.
  • Kidspace Children’s Museum: This family-friendly and kid-oriented museum is located right next to the Rose Bowl, and it features plenty of hands-on exhibits and activities to help kids learn about arts and science.
  • Norton Simon Museum: This art museum hosts an impressive collection of work done by Rembrandt, Monet and Renoir, among others. There is also a sculpture garden outside, decorated with trees, water features and gardens.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory: This NASA lab was responsible for the Mars Pathfinder and Spirit rover’s mission to Mars, and it currently operates NASA’s Deep Space Network. About once a week, the lab is open to the public for guided tours of the facility. Tours are free, but they book up three weeks in advance so get your tickets now.
  • Looking for more things to do in Los Angeles? Check out our post on the top five things to do in L.A.

Food and Drink at Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

Forget about street vendors and deep fried fair food; Arroyo Seco is also a gathering of some of the best food and drink companies in the Los Angeles area. Take a look at who’s dishing it up this year.

Ship with Schumacher This Summer

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Everything You Should Know About The Indy 500

IndyCar with Pit Crew

Summer in the United States unofficially begins on Memorial Day weekend. For the city of Indianapolis, however, there’s more to it than a holiday weekend.

The Indianapolis 500 is held annually on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It’s known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” and it’s no wonder why. Thirty-three drivers race for 500 miles, reaching speeds up to 221 miles per hour, in aptly-named IndyCars. Approximately 300,000 patrons make it to the Speedway each year.

The 102nd Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 12:19 p.m. EDT. This year, Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth is the unofficial starter for the race, and pop star Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem. The rock/pop band Train will headline the Carb Day concert on Friday, May 25, and country artist Sam Hunt will lead the Legends Day concert on Saturday, May 26.

Events leading up to the race include a festival, concerts, services honoring the Armed Forces, and a scholarship program that crowns 33 college-aged women as 500 Festival Princesses. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway also hosts the Brickyard 400, IndyCar Grand Prix, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational and an annual mini-marathon.

Indy 500 Traditions

  • Kissing of the Bricks: After winning the 1996 Brickyard 400, NASCAR driver Dale Jewett and his crew chief Todd Parrott kneeled and kissed the Yard of Bricks that create the start-finish line at the track. The rest of the team joined, and they started a tradition that both Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 champions have followed ever since.
  • Drinking of the Milk: Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer drank buttermilk as a refreshment on a hot day; this habit had him requesting the drink after his win in 1936. An executive from the (then) Milk Foundation saw the photo in the newspaper the next morning, and he was so pleased that he promised to repeat that custom in the upcoming years.
  • “Back Home Again in Indiana”: While it isn’t the state song, “Back Home Again in Indiana” has been played prior to the drivers starting their engines since 1946. A huge release of red, white and blue balloons is timed with the final notes of the song.

Historic Moments at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • The fastest lap ever completed during the race was in 1996 by Eddie Cheever, Jr. His speed was 236.103 mph, taking 38.119 seconds to go completely around the track.
  • At the 100th Indianapolis 500 in 2016, 24-year-old rookie driver Alexander Rossi won the race. His average speed was 166.634 mph.
  • in 1975, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway joined the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
  • Drivers with most wins: AJ Foyt (4), Al Unser (4), Pick Mears (4)
  • Team with most wins: Penske (16)

The Essential Things To Pack When Moving

pile of Moving Boxes

When you’re in the midst of a move, it’s hard to nail down exactly what you’ll need on hand to help you pack. Here, we’ve compiled a handy list that you can use as your go-to packing guide.

  • Boxes of various sizes
  • Plastic tubs with lids for storage
  • Packing material like bubble wrap, newspaper, packing peanuts, etc.
  • Tape and tape dispensers
    • Duct tape
    • Packing tape
    • Masking tape for labeling
    • Painter’s tape for quick touch-ups
  • Scissors, box cutters
  • Stickers for labeling and color-coding boxes to each room
  • Permanent marker
  • Trash bags
  • Furniture pads and covers (blankets work just as well)
  • Dollies and hand trucks
  • Rope, twine, bungee cords to hold things in place during transport
  • Padlocks if items will be in the moving van overnight
  • Toolbox
  • Cleaning supplies

Once you’ve moved past the packing supplies, you’ll want to make sure you have your personal essentials easily accessible. The last thing you want to do on your first night in your new house is unpack a hundred boxes trying to find your toothbrush. Pack these items up last, as you’ll want to make sure they’re the first things you grab from the moving van.

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap and dish towel
  • Paper towels
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Plates, utensils, napkins
  • Pet supplies
  • Emergency kit, first-aid kit
  • Flashlight, candles, matches
  • Shower curtain
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and other related items
  • Personal information, like birth certificates, passports, marriage licenses, etc.
  • Clothes for the upcoming days
  • Toiletries
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Electronics and accompanying chargers
  • Cooler, ice or ice packs
  • Medicine, prescriptions
  • Cell phone
  • Sheets, blankets
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Anything else you may need within 24 hours of packing and moving

The 3 Best Cities for American Expats

Expat Insider is a global survey that gives an in-depth analysis of expat life around the world. In the 2017 survey, more than 12,500 expats from 166 nationalities and living in 188 countries responded with new insights. There were 13 subcategories within the survey, and they all fall into four larger categories: Quality of Urban Living, Getting Settled, Urban Work Life, and Finance & Housing. With these results, three capital cities stood out as the best cities for expats to live.

Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain landed at #1 on Expat Insider’s country ranking, so it’s only fitting that the country’s capital, Manama, was also ranked highly. The city’s friendly attitude to foreigners is appealing to expats. You don’t need to be fluent in the Arabic language to get around either, as English is widely spoken.

Other perks include housing and finances. Accommodations are easy to find, and the average annual household income for expats is over 200,000 USD. However, a third of the respondents said that local transportation could use improvement.

Skyline of Manama, Bahrain

Skyline of Manama, Bahrain

Prague, Czech Republic

Expats in Prague are happy with the affordable housing and healthcare. Local career opportunities, transportation, and safety are high scoring categories. Prague is also a city full of culture and sustainability movements, giving it high points for local leisure activities.

Respondents living in Prague gave the city a low score in the Getting Settled category. This includes friendliness of the local population, generally speaking and toward foreigners, and learning the local language, Czech, which can be difficult to learn.

City of Prague

City of Prague

Madrid, Spain

Madrid’s sunny climate gets high scores, and the warm temperatures are reflected in the local community’s friendliness to foreigners. Expats can get settled and feel right at home in Spain’s capital. Affordable housing and healthcare are both available, and local leisure activities are easy to find.

However, many of the respondents from Madrid gave negative opinions on the local economy. And while a majority like their work-life balance, many are unsatisfied with their jobs and career opportunities.

Madrid at Sunset

Madrid at Sunset

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Retire to the Philippines for $100,000

beachfront pool and relaxation in the Philippines

Retirement is a chapter of life that many look forward to. It’s a time for relaxation, but also adventure. Retiring abroad is a popular move for seniors, as you finally have the time and savings to travel and discover a foreign country. With a literal world of options, it’s hard to choose. Consider the Philippines, an archipelagic Southeast Asian country situated in the Pacific Ocean. With over 7,000 islands, the geography ranges from beaches and tropical rainforests to volcanoes and mountains. The Philippines is among the top 25 countries to retire to on International Living’s “The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2018.” It scores 90 for cost of living, higher than its 2017 score of 85. Other high scores for the Philippines from International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index for 2018 are 96 for fitting in and 94 for entertainment & amenities.

Cost of Living in the Philippines

The Philippines has a generally low cost of living. International Living reports that you could comfortably live on $800 to $1200 a month, covering housing, utilities, food, healthcare and taxes.

If you live on $800 a month, your $100,000 can spread out to about ten and a half years. If you live on $1,200 a month, your $100,000 could last about seven years. The average worker’s Social Security benefit for 2018 is $1404 per month. Your monthly benefit alone could cover your basic living expenses, giving you some comfortable wiggle room for using your savings.

Obviously, your monthly housing payment will depend on where you live and in what kind of space. The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city is $228.94; go outside the city and that average is $124.77 per month. A three-bedroom property in the city has a monthly average rent for $394.53 and outside the city is $240.59. Something important to note is that non-Filipinos cannot own land, but they can own property. Thus, buying a condominium would be your best bet if you wanted to own your place.

Living in the Philippines as a Retired Expat

Perks for expats include a government agency dedicated to retired expats, and the surrounding culture is welcoming to foreigners. Other incentives for 60+ expats include:

  • Duty-free import of $7,000 worth of household goods
  • Exemption from airport travel taxes
  • Your retiree visa does not expire, and you can leave and return to the country without having to reapply for residency

For a more complete list of what benefits are offered to senior citizens in the Philippines, click here.

Live Like A Filipino

The best way to spread out your savings across your entire retirement is to embrace the local lifestyle. Don’t spend like you’re on vacation, where you might be more inclined to splurge here and treat yourself there. Live, and spend, with the mindset of a citizen in your new country. Find the local markets for your grocery shopping, then cook at home. Avoid the popular shopping centers where prices may be jacked up because of tourists. Limit your entertainment spending and outings to a few occasions. All of these saving tricks are rules you’ve known and followed at home, so apply them to your new home in the Philippines.

Moving to the Philippines

Ready to start your retirement in a beautiful tropical country? Schumacher Cargo Logistics now ships to the Philippines! You can trust us to move your items and vehicles safely and efficiently, while you relax and enjoy your retirement.

4 Impressive Facts About Jerry Seinfeld’s Car Collection

Everyone has their hobbies, even celebrities. And having a net worth of a couple hundred million dollars means expensive hobbies. Take Jerry Seinfeld, an American stand-up comedian and known for his sitcom “Seinfeld,” for example. What you may not know is that Jerry Seinfeld has a fantastic car collection, considered to be one of the most valuable in the United States.

1. Seinfeld’s talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” features his collection.

A creative take on the traditional talk show, Seinfeld takes each episode’s special guest for a spin in a car from his collection, always stopping in a local town’s greasy spoon and chatting over coffee and diner food. The show’s first nine seasons were on the digital network Crackle, but it moved to Netflix in 2018 for its tenth season. Seinfeld recently appeared on “The Ellen Show” with Ellen DeGeneres, who guest stars on an upcoming episode of Seinfeld’s show; see a clip from his visit to “The Ellen Show” below.

2. Porsche is an obvious favorite.

At one time, he owned a record 46 Porsche models in the over 150 car collection. The age of these cars range from classics and antiques, to more contemporary creations. Highlights of this smaller set are a rare 959, the first 911 ever produced from 1963, and a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, similar to the one James Dean died in.

3. His Porsche collection sold for over $22 million in 2016.

The annual Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction sees a plethora of different sports, racing, exotic and classic cars roll through. At the 2016 auction, Seinfeld sold seventeen cars from his Porsche collection, for a total of $22,244,500. The 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, mentioned above, sold for $5,355,000.

4. The cars are housed in a $1.4 million garage in Manhattan.

The 3-story, subterranean garage also has 4 separate garage spaces, a fleet management team, an elevator, and a 850-square foot living quarters that includes a club room with a pool table, a kitchenette and bathroom, and an office. Seinfeld can access a live feed of the interior and exterior of the complex through a link on his smartphone. Yeah, we’d want to closely monitor that too.

What to Pack as an Expat

Packing for a move is an exhaustive chore, and it can seem even more daunting if you’re moving to a different country. Not only are you making sure that all your items get to your destination safely and efficiently, you have to figure out a foreign country’s laws, culture and overall way of life. This list of important items to take with you as an expat is a great place to start and refer to during your move abroad.

Important documents to bring as an expat:

Be sure to have copies of these tucked away in a safe spot, and provide copies of these to a trusted contact back home in case of emergency.

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Debit and credit cards; remember to notify your bank of your move so the activity on your account isn’t marked as suspicious.
  • Immunization records, health insurance, and other key medical records for all members of your family
  • Birth certificates, marriage certificates, and any other kind of legal documentation that affects you and your family
  • Physical list of important contacts in case technology fails; don’t forget to have the address and contact information of the nearest Embassy or Consulate of your home country.

Tech-related items to bring as an expat:

  • Universal plug converter
  • Voltage converter
  • Cell phone and coverage plan that both work in your destination country
  • Handy apps for your smartphone: language translator, a currency calculator, navigation and maps that can be saved offline, etc.

Health-related items to bring as an expat:

  • Prescriptions: renew and fill these prior to moving, and do your research to make sure that your prescriptions can be filled in your destination country.
  • Over-the-counter medicines: probiotics, antihistamine, cold and flu care, etc. Living in a new country, your body may take a while to get used to the unfamiliar elements.
  • If you are particular about your brands of toiletries, be sure to stock up on those if they aren’t carried in your destination country.

Comforts of home to bring as an expat:

While you should do everything you can do embrace the culture of your new country, having a couple items to remind you of home can help with homesickness and the ease of moving.

  • Personal mementos
  • Favorite snacks and other foods that might not be available
  • Books in your native language; if you want to lighten the load and save space in your new home, look into an e-reader, like a Kindle, or find downloadable copies of books that you can access on a smartphone.
  • Tape measures, measuring cups and related items in case the system used is different than what you know
  • Clothes or shoes that fit you if you need a specific, hard-to-find size

While this isn’t a definitive list of items you should bring, it’s a good place to start. Feel free to do your own research or contact the Embassy or Consulate of your home country in your destination country if you have questions.

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