In Search of a Life Less Ordinary

In Search of a Life Less Ordinary
In Search of a Life Less Ordinary - Adventures in Making a Home Away From Home
Website Social: Expat Blog Awards 2012: Australia Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Australia!

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Website Reviews » There are 61 reviews on In Search of a Life Less Ordinary

Ali Meehan
07:38 AM October 10, 2012

Love this blog! In Search of blog certainly provides entertaining, educational and interesting content about living overseas, as well as thoughts and advice for newbie bloggers.

Erin Moran
13:30 PM October 12, 2012

I love Russell's blog "In Search of a Life Less Ordinary". His posts are personal and informative, and he gives great advice/inspiration to other bloggers! My winner for Australia's Expat Blog Awards 2012

12:13 PM November 05, 2012

In a sea of expat Mum blogs, Russell's take on the expat life is refreshing. I love Russell's style and gentle humour and the way he is so very generous with sharing his experiences.

03:23 AM December 04, 2012

Russell's blog is the very first expat blog I check daily. The. very. first. I think that says it all.

03:49 AM December 12, 2012

Great blog! Well done Russell, I love your interesting and well written posts. You inspire me to keep going with my own paltry offering.

Stephanie Richardson
10:48 AM December 12, 2012

Fantastic! I love this blog- great resource!

Aisha From Expatlogue
18:10 PM December 12, 2012

This is the blog that inspired me to try writing my own! I shared some similarities with Russell (we both moved from UK to Canada) and his blog helped me through the dark days of culture-shock. Reading ISOALLO was like spending time with a friend - reassuring and strengthening. Thanks Russell.

21:15 PM December 13, 2012

Being an expat in Australia myself, I find this blog relevant, touching and fun. It covers all aspects of living abroad with its joys and trials and tribulations.

Jackie Ward
12:06 PM December 14, 2012

In Search of a Life Less Ordinary blogs are inspirational, heartfelt, emotional and thoroughly enjoyable reading. Let's have lots more..

Sam Tate
13:33 PM December 14, 2012

Excellent blog!....deserves to win!!!

15:16 PM December 14, 2012

Thanks! for allowing us to live your expat life through your blog. Amazing..

Pete Johns
03:23 AM December 16, 2012

Great blog!

03:49 AM December 16, 2012

Great blog...

Katie G
04:07 AM December 16, 2012

Warm, funny, informative and inspirational - Russel's blogs provide a lovely insight into expat life - for those considering an international move, those who are current expats, and those who want to reminisce about their expat days. Always an enjoyable read!

Clare Rozak
08:52 AM December 16, 2012

I look forward to reading this blog, it feels as though you are there sharing the adventures, very worthy of an award x

P Dolan
11:55 AM December 16, 2012

Enjoy the blog

Margaret Purdy
12:25 PM December 16, 2012

It is wonderful to keep in long-distance touch with you, Sarah, Milo and now Elliot via your blog, Russell. Walter and I hope that your less-than-ordinary lives bring you back to Canada eventually.

20:02 PM December 16, 2012

Fantastic Blog

Murphy Windsor
00:28 AM December 17, 2012

I really enjoy reading this blog and love Russell's honest take on expat life. I give him my vote for the Australia award.

19:56 PM December 17, 2012

Love this blog! Excellent read -- very well written and entertaining! Russell's posts are also full of very useful information that I've passed on to family and friends headed for adventures in Australia!

20:51 PM December 17, 2012

Awesome blog!

13:24 PM December 18, 2012

I love reading this blog. Never boring, always honest and often very funny. Thanks for sharing!

13:45 PM December 18, 2012

I love reading about Russell's new life down under. It is very interesting and he gives great advice to others who might be considering going down a different path.

Nick Kay
18:07 PM December 18, 2012

Brilliant blog, wonderfully executed and an excellent guy! Thanks Russ.

Alanna Fenning
22:45 PM December 18, 2012

Always a great read. Good luck!

Steve Travers
22:45 PM December 18, 2012

Fantastic Blog, Loved it

Nigel Davidson
22:52 PM December 18, 2012

Great blog!!!

Sally Law
22:52 PM December 18, 2012

Great expression and touching to read about the recent birth of Elliot - I could really relate to all his emotions. Keep up the good work x

22:55 PM December 18, 2012

Great blog! :-)

Simon Pitkin
22:56 PM December 18, 2012

Great bloke, love the blog!!

Adam Chester
22:56 PM December 18, 2012

I love reading Russell's Blog it's all true and very informative. Keep up the good work Russell

22:57 PM December 18, 2012

I love this blog- I'm an expat in nz and lots of what Russell talks about rings true for me.

23:15 PM December 18, 2012

Love the blog Russ, keep it up.

Andrea Griener
23:20 PM December 18, 2012

this is my go-to when I need to escape but can't. Love the blog, Russell. thx

Jody Gourley
23:23 PM December 18, 2012

LOVE this blog.... Inspirational, moving, interesting, witty, heartfelt - simply enjoyable reading!

23:28 PM December 18, 2012

great writer

Carole S
23:29 PM December 18, 2012


23:32 PM December 18, 2012

I enjoy keeping up on Russell's life abroad through his blog. I'm particularly enjoying hearing about life in Australia with his new baby boy, Elliot. Russ has a lovely writing style. I vote hands down for Russ.

23:38 PM December 18, 2012

It is refreshing to hear insights from a GUY! Us ladies all share our viewpoints, but I am thrilled always to read Russell's posts and thoughts on living abroad!

Greg Flavell
23:40 PM December 18, 2012

Love reading your blogs Russell.

Mark Pitkin
23:42 PM December 18, 2012

Having moved to Australia 3 years ago I'm an avid follower of ISOALLO.

Alison Campbell
23:59 PM December 18, 2012

This blog is amazing!! I love it russ

00:09 AM December 19, 2012

ISOALLO gets my vote. Looking forward to the Canadian edition featuring Elliot! Get back here already!

00:14 AM December 19, 2012

Love your blog Russ!

00:17 AM December 19, 2012

A great read!

Kelly Moore
00:38 AM December 19, 2012

Fantastic - always a great read!

02:54 AM December 19, 2012

Awesome blog

Lara Paxton
05:13 AM December 19, 2012

Great blog

Liz Gibson
06:23 AM December 19, 2012

As someone who has an avid interest in travelling and immigration, this blog has been of great interest and extremely informative. Good luck!

07:44 AM December 19, 2012

I discovered this blog on expats blog and I'm so happy. I love it!

07:57 AM December 19, 2012

Great blog, really enjoy reading them

08:49 AM December 19, 2012

Brilliant blog! Brilliant bloke! And the writing is smart, funny, moving, insightful. Lots of happiness to be had reading ISOALLO!! Yay!

08:53 AM December 19, 2012

Interesting, easy-going writing style, suits the day-dreamer in many of us. Beats the daily papers over here too.

Barney Stupples
08:58 AM December 19, 2012

I'm not too sure what a b-log is but I've always loved Russell. He used to write to me when he was doing time for "sausage-gate" and although we never met, I started to get feelings for him that grew stronger as time passed ! As Russell departed for Canada (his preferred choice to live until they checked out his extreme pet collection)) my love dwindled and moved to another member of the Ward family (Mo) and have not spoken to him since. Anyway, top B-log Rusty !!!!!

09:08 AM December 19, 2012

Keep it up Rusty! (Rusty, where did that come from?)

Vicky Butler
09:21 AM December 19, 2012

Really well written Blog, heartfelt and interesting. The only blog i read

09:49 AM December 19, 2012

Lovely blog. Great read.

09:56 AM December 19, 2012

It's great reading about your adventures on the other side of the world.

Tatum A
09:57 AM December 19, 2012


Karleen Williams
09:58 AM December 19, 2012

Excellent blog, keep it up!!

Phoebe Baker
10:02 AM December 19, 2012

Love this blog!!!

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