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...
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...
How We Became Expats

How We Became Expats

  I kept having this nagging feeling that this blog never did a good job at having a back story as to how we became expats. So here is our story: To understand our move in 2014, let’s...
How to Make Friends as an Expat

How to Make Friends as an Expat

You’re in a new place and don’t know anyone (except maybe your partner), so how do you fit in? How do you find that group of friends? How do you make friends as an expat? You might wonder...