As expats, we’re fortunate to travel extensively and to meet many people from all walks of life. At the same time, it is easy for us to stay with the same crowd and miss out on opportunities to connect with other circles. In other words: we stay in the bubble.
In this week’s blog, I share 4 ideas to help you spend time outside the expat comfort zone. Are there local festivals or religious ceremonies that are open to the public? Is there a cause that interests you that could help you connect with local organizations? Check these out! Read More
Living overseas makes us stronger and wiser in different levels. Though it is usually the challenges that help us grow the most. No country, I assume, comes without its own set of challenges. Living as an expat who is constantly on the move is part of it.
In this month’s interview with American photographer and designer Monique Kovacs Nathan, we will talk about how leaving behind a promising career in California helped her find a new purpose to help disadvantaged children in Nepal and how spending time to cultivate her passion for creativity was a gift she would forever treasure. This is her story. It is sure to inspire you. Read More
It is not easy to leave behind your career, your colleagues as well as your financial independence when you follow your partner to pursue their career around the world. However; one of the privileges of living a nomadic lifestyle is that it enriches your life in a myriad of ways that have nothing to do with what you do for a living.
So how do you get to meet other interesting people when you’re not working a 9-5 pm job? Here are five ideas on how to get to know other expats outside an office environment. Read More
From researching the world’s oceans and their ecosystems to changing her career to holistic nutrition and health coaching, Lizzie Alexander has not only transformed the most important aspects of her life, but she is now helping others to do the same whilst living in Amman, Jordan. This is how she did it. Read More
Leaving towns or countries is so very interesting and exciting. Going to new places near or far can be a great life experience; but how can we make new friends if we don't know anybody there?
Here are five easy ways in which we can make new friends wherever we go, no matter how often or seldom we move. Read More
As an expat who is following your spouse’s footprints you can often times find yourself wondering what is the purpose for you in this lifestyle. Will there be a meaningful path of your own while living overseas? For a couple of years I had spent too much time inside my head, hearing an inner chat that wasn’t working for me, whilst comparing myself to others who had “good office jobs”. I didn’t see the value of what I was doing because I wasn’t formally employed.
A month after surviving the Nepal earthquake of 2015, I heard the message. Life had a purpose and a calling for me. This is what happened. Read More
There are definitely challenges and opportunities when you live overseas or faraway from your hometown. In my personal journey I had to learn to choose a positive pair of glasses to really look beyond the things I didn't like. And to be honest, it is a constant practice, one that I forget often times.
Are you considering moving abroad or starting anew at a different country or city? Is your work or personal journey taking you somewhere far? If you're changing homes, whether it is for the first time or the fifth, you will find helpful honest answers in this post. Read More