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Expat Bookshelf: Packing for Travel Like an Expat

Expat Bookshelf: Packing for Travel Like an Expat

Americans often struggle with their “stuff” when they move abroad, and for good reasons. Our possessions are often an extension of our world and personality. People enjoy seeing things that they have collected over the years, things that make them remember and can...
Expat Bookshelf: Packing for Travel Like an Expat

Bookshelf: Living as an expat at a lower cost

This week, our attention turns to moving overseas on a budget. I found a few books with good ratings, and although some really focus on retirement, I think they are also a good way to consider living on a limited income elsewhere. A Better Life for Half the Price: How...

Resources for staying connected as an expat

Discussion with expats often center on staying connected as an expat. It’s not an easy task, but having a feeling of connectedness while abroad is a critical component of many people’s wellbeing. Here are a few things that I found that might be useful for you, too!...

Bookshelf: Supporting an Expat Life

I’m always on the lookout for new resources and ideas for working and living outside the US. I am amazed by the creative approaches that some people take to change their location while still making a living income and thriving. I recently ran across two books...
Taxes for US Expats

Taxes for US Expats

First, just so you know, I’m not quite dead yet. 😉 I’m still living in the US, working, and working my strategy to move back to Valencia when the time is right. There are definitely travel plans in the works for the holidays, so I hope that will provide...

Guest Post, Part 2: Beginning the Expat Life

In my last post, I mentioned that sometimes blogging can be a great way to share ideas and experiences with others. My friend Adam, who recently moved to Valencia, agreed to share some of his ideas. Here’s part two: ================= I don’t know much about Buddhism,...

Guest Post, Part 1: Beginning the Expat Life

In my last post, I mentioned that sometimes blogging can be a great way to share ideas and experiences with others. One of the people who contacted me through my blog was Adam, who was considering attending graduate school in Valencia. He agreed to write a post to...

Sharing the Expat Experience

This blog has been an interesting way to meet people, even after returning to the US. Due to my blog, I have spoken with some really interesting people who have dreamed of moving to Spain or Valencia. Some people are looking for a place to retire, some people are...
Resources for Future Expats

Resources for Future Expats

Choosing life as an expat is usually usually requires some serious thought and determination. In this post, I’ll share some resources that I have found along the way that might help others. This is not an exhaustive list, so if you have any ideas for additional...

2018: Green Spaces

In a recent conversation with a friend, she commented on the amount of non-grassy or non-tree areas in my photos. Looking through my pictures, I have to agree that the green space is not as prominent as I feel it should be. While I have emphasized green spaces in...