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29 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Canadian Expat Living in Dominica - Interview with Gwenith

Gwen relocated to Dominica, West Indies in the late 1990's. This rainforest paradise is a tiny, lush country located between the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. She moved to this self-proclaimed Nature Island, as she was suffering from severe environmental health challenges and wished to...
28 Jul at 9 AMLocal Expert Series

Moving to Dubai - #3 Organising Logistics to Becoming an Expat in Dubai

Moving to any country can be a logistical nightmare and what with a dog to move, and me in Cyprus, the logistics of moving to Dubai were pretty muddled. And then, one day, it all just fell into place. The dog left Cyprus a few days before me, heading straight for our new home in Dubai. That just left me. Instead of flying directly to...
24 Jul at 2 PMFeatured Expat Interview

Italian Expat Living in Australia - Interview with Mrs Bingles

Mrs. Bingles is a wife, a mother of three children under 7 and an expat since 2004. She has lived in the UK for 6 years where she taught MFL in a secondary school; she then moved to the Netherlands where she became a stay at home mom (SAHM) looking after her beautiful two daughters. After two years she moved with her family and their...
21 Jul at 12 PMLocal Expert Series

Moving to Dubai - #3 Pet Shipping, Bringing Your Dog to Dubai

When we considered moving to Dubai, the dog was always a part of the equation and at no time did we contemplate leaving her behind. Ok maybe we did for one or two seconds when we realized the extent of the task we had ahead of ourselves, not to mention the cost. But she has firmly become part of the family and where we go, she will go....
21 Jul at 10 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Ireland - Interview with Bill and Shari Burke

Shari is an anthropologist and essayist who is interested in the intersection of culture and everyday life in her observations and writing. She also creates things with yarn. Bill is an anthropologist and a photographer with a keen eye who notices things most other people overlook. He also enjoys walking and hiking. Bill and Shari Burke's...
17 Jul at 10 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Danish Expat Living in China - Interview with Line

Line Fricke has recently finished her Master's degree at Copenhagen Business School. During her studies she has lived, worked and studied in Copenhagen, London, New York and by following her path she is now located in Shanghai where she studys mandarin and explore the Chinese culture and country. Apart from that she practice healthy habits...
15 Jul at 10 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Anthony

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Anthony is in his late 20s and currently resides in Nuremberg, Germany. He has a finance degree from Penn State University (Class of 2009) which set the foundation for his current career path. In August of 2013, after spending the majority of his post-college years in Philadelphia working for Siemens...
14 Jul at 12 PMLocal Expert Series

Moving to Dubai - #2 Passports and Paperwork Needed to Move to Dubai

Paperwork and passports are both vital for a move to Dubai. Firstly you need to have at least 6 months validity on your passport and since your visa will be issued based on your passport, ensure the applications are done in the same name as on your passport. If you’re married and have changed your name, ensure the name on your marriage...
12 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in France - Interview with ema

Ema and her husband Peter moved to rural Limousin in South West France at the end of 2013. Leaving Brighton and busy city life behind. They are following their dream to live and run their business De Tout Coeur Limousin. Offering affordable wellbeing & creative activity holidays & workshops from their farmhouse in the heart of the...
11 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Panama - Interview with Cindy

Cindy and David are world travelers and former high school teachers. They decided to retire in Panama after visiting there 4 years ago. They thought they had a few more years in the classroom before retiring but Panama kept pulling them so they retired early. After selling almost everything they owned, they moved to Boquete with their...
10 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Bolivia - Interview with Jessica

After launching her journalism career and living the dream in the Hawaiian islands, Jessica took off for South America in search of more adventure. Photographing her way through eight countries, she finally landed in Bolivia where she now lives with her partner in crime. Aside from her writing, Jessica is a photographer, Zumba instructor,...
9 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Thailand - Interview with Austin Bentz

As you may have deduced from his blog title, Austin is a white guy. He's originally from California, but beyond than that, he is a traveler, eager to see all corners of the globe, curious to see how the rest of the world lives. Change can be both exciting and terrifying. But like his grandfather once told him, “Nobody grows within their...
8 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Bosnia And Herzegovina - Interview with David

David first arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina in late 1998 as part of the NATO Stabilisation Force. He worked with a media related project and found something special, not only about the country but also the people. In 2001 he met Tamara (who became his partner) and decided that a return permanently to the UK was no longer on the cards. He...
7 Jul at 12 PMLocal Expert Series

Moving to Dubai - #1 Research and Planning a Move to Dubai

I mentioned in the previous articles that moving to Dubai requires some research and with that comes planning. If your lucky enough to have a company organizing the entire relocation process then this series is probably redundant for you because they will provide you with experts to take all the stress off of your hands. If you are moving...
7 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Australian Expat Living in Italy - Interview with Cherise Vecchio

Cherise is an Australian travel and lifestyle writer originally from Brisbane. Coming from an Italian family, from a young age, she wanted to move to Italy to learn Italian. After studying public relations and media, Cherise developed her blog Four Seasons of Travel to provide budget travel tips and gluten free information. Now living in...
3 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

US Expat Living in Netherlands - Interview with Jessica

Jessica is a twentysomething American living near Rotterdam. She's been here for just under a year, having joined her Dutch husband after a long-distance relationship. Jessica spent 3 years living in Ukraine and working as a math teacher, so this is not her first overseas experience. She is active in her church and is looking to deepen...
2 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Australia - Interview with Tracey

Tracey is a native Texan who is branching out to explore the wide world. She began her travel by going to Canada at 15, it was on to Sweden, England (twice), and Mexico all before 30. It wasnt until 2013 that she decided to try living overseas. Her first "permanent" overseas assignment is Australia and this is that story. Tracey's expat...
1 Jul at 4 PMLocal Expert Series

Moving to Dubai - the Practicalities

In my first article I wrote about deciding on Dubai and the things we considered before making the final decision to move to Dubai. A huge part of that process is the research stage but once the decision has been made, organizing your international move must be tackled. So we come to the practicalities of moving to Dubai. Whether your a...
1 Jul at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Peruvian Expat Living in Thailand - Interview with Orana

Orana is Peruvian because one of her passports says so. But really she's just an artist trying to raise her kids right. Traveling and giving them experiences that her hometown neighborhood just didn't provide. She used to work as a Makeup Artist and is now searching for a different, more kid friendly way to do art. The search is on, and...
30 Jun at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

US Expat Living in Montpellier, France - Interview with Anna

Anna is a quirky American expat living in France (We think. We had trouble keeping track of her schedule). We caught up with her in Costa Rica where she is (officially) doing her PhD research and (unofficially) in search of great salsa dancing, the perfect cup of coffee and la pura vida. Anna's expat blog is called Anna's Adventure Blog...
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