The Pre-Expat Checklist

I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. Bill Bryson Dear Traveler, It can be overwhelming to consider all of the tasks that...

Myth: Expat life is always glamorous and exciting

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller Dear Traveler, Over the...

Are you prepared to embrace a new culture? 

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.   Anaïs Nin Dear traveler,  It’s not easy to put some expat experiences into words. I am always surprised when I realize that I have been changed by the world around me. Sure, you can say,...