13 of the Scariest Places in the World

Sharon  @GoodMigrations

Not all places are fun and beautiful to visit. There are many places and cities around the world with a dark and disturbing history.

And being that it is nearly Halloween, let’s take a trip and visit our 13 scariest places around the world.
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15 GIFs to Perfectly Describe All the Emotions of Moving Abroad

Adam Vagley @goodmigrations

Moving to a new country is a quick way to experience the full range of human emotion: Excitement, anxiety, sadness…. For those who are on the path to becoming an expat, here’s a fun post on what you can expect to go through. And for all the veteran expats, just think back to when you went through this experience and how good it feels to look back and laugh.

1. You’re moving to a new country?! Super exciting!!

2. You start to panic: Do I have the money for this? You check your bank account repeatedly.

3. The panic continues. OMG there are so many details to take care of! #Overwhelming.
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How far have you traveled?

Sharon  @GoodMigrations

When my husband and I decided to take the plunge and move abroad we did it right! We moved as far away as we possibly could from New York City and ended up in Sydney, Australia. Now, no matter where in the world we live, it will always feel much closer to home.

Despite nearly 24 hours of travel time between New York City and Sydney we still only traveled a total of 10,289 miles, which put us 14,612 miles shy of going completely around the planet.

We thought we’d hit that milestone when, back in 2013, we took 3.5 months off from work and planned what we called our “Around the World” trip. The trip started in Sydney and went to the Philippines, Thailand, Morocco, London, New York, Florida, and finally Los Angeles.

Even this globe trotting only amounted to 21,939 miles, which was still 2,962 miles shy of actually traveling around the world. So to-date we still haven’t made it “around the world”, but next time you’re in a boring party and need some trivia to liven things up here are some everyday items and how many of them it would take to go “around the world.”

It would take 626,082,286 apples to make it around the world.

Apple World GoodMigrations

It would take 210,363,648 pencils to make it around the world.

Pencils GoodMigrations

It would take 350,606,080 iPhones to make it around the world.

Iphone 6 Goodmigrations

It would take 267,230 football fields to make it around the world.

Football Field GoodMigrations

It would take 109,564,400 French Bulldogs to make it around the world.


It would take 32,869,320 Great Danes to make it around the world.

Great Dane Goodmigrations

It would take 199,208,000 toothbrushes to make it around the world.
Toothbrush Goodmigrations

We’re interested in hearing from you. Whats the farthest distance you’ve traveled?

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Mythological places every expat wants to live

Sharon  @GoodMigrations

Getting the opportunity to live overseas is a priceless experience. You get exposure to other cultures, get to try new foods, meet new people, and get the chance to travel to new and exciting places.

When I was living overseas in Australia, I took the time to ensure that I traveled near and far in the region. Throughout the years I visited places like New Zealand, Fiji, and Tasmania (yes, I know it’s part of Australia…).  These were such memorable years of my life and I will treasure them forever.

And now that I’m living back in the United States I continue to toy with the idea of one day living in Europe! You could see a new country every month since it’s so easy to get around. Many current and wannabe expats have a bucket list of places they hope to live one day. Here are a few places that, as magical as it would be, will never make its way onto our bucket list and will never get checked off.

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory
As if you don’t know about this place…
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Mythological places

Home to the superhero Thor.
Thor's Asgard mythological places

Shangri La
Made famous by the 1933 novel Lost Horizon and synonymous with earthly paradise.
ShangriLa mythological places

No, not Michael Jackson’s ranch; we’re talking about the home of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and The Lost Boys.
Peter Pan's Neverland mythological places

C.S Lewis’ fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts, and talking animals.
Narnia mythological places

King Arthur’s 12th century castle and court. As Monty Python once said, it’s a rather dull place.
King Arthur's Camelot mythological places

Middle Earth
The fictional universe of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
J. R. R Middle- Earth mythological places

The British school of magic from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book and movie series.
Harry Potter's Hogwarts mythological places

A musical in which two American tourists stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village which appears for only one day every hundred years.
brigadoon mythological places

A fictitious land and home to Emerald City and The Great and Powerful Oz
Wizard of Oz mythological places

What are some mythological places where you’d want to live? What about real places? Find movers in your area now at GoodMigrations.

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Are you a Christmas Guru?

Sharon  @GoodMigrations

GoodMigrations Christmas Guru Quiz

As expats know, one of the great benefits to living abroad is getting exposure to cultures outside of your own. This can range from the mundane (shops closing early) to the extreme (Russian drinking games). However, these are things that make life overseas so much richer.

To get in the holiday spirit we thought we’d test our fellow expats on their knowledge of Christmas traditions around the world. So if you think you might be a Christmas Buff, or just want to learn what different countries around the world do to celebrate, take the quiz now. We’d love to hear how you do!

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