The Reality of Expat Life

The Reality of Expat Life

People often ask, “How are you adapting to life in the Netherlands?” “How was the transition?” “Are you fluent in Dutch yet?” “What do you miss about home?” Or we’ll get the other side, like “Your life looks...
What Living in Amsterdam Has Taught Me

What Living in Amsterdam Has Taught Me

Amsterdam is an amazing city. It’s old, beautiful, cultured, and filled with friendly people. (Yes, that idea that the Dutch are rude is NOT true!) Moving to an international city can really be a shock for someone who...
Turning 30

Turning 30

I usually don’t believe in luck. I believe that you have to work for much of what you get out of life. But, there is no denying that since we have moved to Amsterdam that we have had...
Why Expat Life?

Why Expat Life?

How do you figure out who you are? How do you know when you can finally stop searching to find your place in the world? For me, it’s when you feel like you just fit...without trying too hard....
Living Two Lives as an Expat

Living Two Lives as an Expat

People are curious about living as an expat. They seem to think that it is glamorous no matter where you actually live. The reality is that it’s life--just in a different place. Once you get past the “tourist”...
Our New Normal

Our New Normal

When the thrill of moving to another country wears off a bit, you need to find ways to keep discovering new places and hoping you will stay in love with your new home. For us, just living a...