Category: Expat Life

Arrivals and Plans…Our Repat Journey

Our repat journey begins...back to the USA

Two years ago, we landed in the U.S. for a two-month visit with my family and friends. That’s the longest amount of time we’ve ever spent here together. But this time around, we will be here for potentially six months. This is the longest I’ve spent in Massachusetts since I was 18 years old! So, here we are. We’ve arrived. We’re making plans. This is our repat journey…

Two years ago, we landed in the U.S. for a two-month visit with my family and friends. That's the longest amount of time...

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Expat Update: We’re On the Move Again!

Why we're on the move again! This time from Malta to...?

I know, I know…you’re probably tired of these updates by now. But, here we go again! While we have loved living in Malta and have felt so welcomed by locals and expats alike, the time has come for us to head elsewhere. We’re on the move again, and this one could be interesting!

I know, I know...you're probably tired of these updates by now. But, here we go again! While we have loved living in Mal...

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Visit Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta

Noahs Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta - volunteer to walk dogs

One of the most important parts of becoming an expat is getting involved in your new local community. It’s why I talked about the coastal cleanup and World Oceans Day earlier this year. It’s also why I volunteered with the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home back in Scotland. And it’s what brought us to Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta.

One of the most important parts of becoming an expat is getting involved in your new local community. It's why I talked...

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A Quick Rundown of Life in Malta

A quick rundown of life in Malta lately for expat writer Amanda Walkins

We’ve been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don’t have the time right now to offer lots of in-depth insights into where we’ve been and what we’ve done (not to say I won’t find the time eventually!), here’s a quick rundown of life in Malta lately.

We've been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don't have the time right now to offer lots of i...

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When Friends Visit Your Expat Home

The importance of having old friends visit your new expat home

When friends visit your expat home, you turn into a de facto tour guide. It’s one of my favorite parts of being a serial expat – I get to continuously learn about new places and then to share that insight with some of my favorite people. We’ve only been living in Malta for a few months, but already we’ve had a few visitors!

When friends visit your expat home, you turn into a de facto tour guide. It's one of my favorite parts of being a serial...

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Becoming an Expat is an Art Form

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant – the red tape, the loneliness, the financial questions – the daily details can be interpreted differently by each individual. That’s why becoming an expat is an art form. Your personal preferences and style may vary greatly from the next expat’s, but there is no right or wrong way to interpret and create your new life.

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant - the red t...

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Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: Making New Friends

Making new friends as an expat in Malta

An important aspect of becoming an expat is the ability – and desire – to reach out and try to make new friends. A great way to do that is the wonderful world of the Internet! This past weekend was filled with making new friends and connecting with old ones, highlighting just how small this world is and how invaluable the Internet can be in keeping us connected.

An important aspect of becoming an expat is the ability - and desire - to reach out and try to make new friends. A great...

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Learning a New Expat Home

Tips for learning about your new expat home after arrival.

Moving to a new country has to be one of the most exhilarating experiences! Learning a new expat home will help you to adjust to this new environment, to delve deeper and to truly appreciate the full experience of being an expat.

Moving to a new country has to be one of the most exhilarating experiences! Learning a new expat home will help you to a...

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