A Hint of What’s to Come

serial expat life

I told you we’re heading somewhere new soon…so here’s a hint of what’s to come! We’ll see if you can guess where our next plane will land based on some facts about our new potential expat home. Hint #1: we would both definitely be called expats there! Neither of us has any connection to this next spot. In fact, I’ve never even visited before.

How about a few more facts to see if you can piece it together and figure out where we’ll be…

Fact: It’s an island. Of course, technically speaking, we’ve only lived together on islands! We started on the island of Roatan in the Caribbean. We moved to the British Isles, living in Scotland for over a year. Then we moved to the Emerald Isle, which was a short stint given the hiccups along the way. Next up: another island! (I guess we like living a thematic life?)

expat island life

Sunsets over the water for the win!

Fact: We can fly there direct from Dublin. Which we’ll be doing tomorrow!

Fact: There are not many sandy beaches on this island. While somewhat tragic, I actually don’t think it will be all that noticeable. We lived on a beach for almost three years, yet there were countless days – weeks in a row sometimes! – when we never touched foot on it. When you work all the time and you socialize away from home a lot, you often run around too much to enjoy it. I’m not concerned. A hammock is packed in my suitcase…that’s all I need!

Fact: Our new home has been featured in some Game of Thrones scenes.

Fact: We can dive again (during the summer)! That scuba gear has been dry for too long now.

game of thrones scuba reference

Fact: It is warmer than Scotland and Ireland, though not as hot as Roatan (most of the year anyway).

Fact: I am super excited to ditch my giant winter wardrobe. While winter still happens there, it’s nothing like what we’ve been experiencing. So I don’t need thick layers upon layers to merely survive. Instead, I’m downsizing to a small winter wardrobe that should get me through the few cold months there. Hypothetically speaking, since I’ve never even been there. Time will tell!

Fact: There is tons of history to this island, which I am thrilled to explore! The mixture of cultures and depth of history is truly baffling, especially for an American.

Fact: The next time you hear from me will be from somewhere else. Ideally with the sunshine on my face and the sea at my feet! I like to be optimistic, so here’s to hoping this is a great move and we absolutely love it. But, if not, there are always more rocks to explore. Here’s to wandering the world!

Ireland expats

Wish us luck!


If you just can’t wait to find out where we’re going, subscribe to my newsletter right this second! I’ll be telling my subscribers first in an email headed out tomorrow just before we leave.

I told you we’re heading somewhere new soon…so here’s a hint of what’s to come! We’ll see if you can guess where our next plane will land based on some facts about our new potential expat home. Hint #1: we would both definitely be called expats there! Neither of us has any connection to this next spot. In fact, I’ve never even visited before.

How about a few more facts to see if you can piece it together and figure out where we’ll be…

Fact: It’s an island. Of course, technically speaking, we’ve only lived together on islands! We started on the island of Roatan in the Caribbean. We moved to the British Isles, living in Scotland for over a year. Then we moved to the Emerald Isle, which was a short stint given the hiccups along the way. Next up: another island! (I guess we like living a thematic life?)

expat island life

Sunsets over the water for the win!

Fact: We can fly there direct from Dublin. Which we’ll be doing tomorrow!

Fact: There are not many sandy beaches on this island. While somewhat tragic, I actually don’t think it will be all that noticeable. We lived on a beach for almost three years, yet there were countless days – weeks in a row sometimes! – when we never touched foot on it. When you work all the time and you socialize away from home a lot, you often run around too much to enjoy it. I’m not concerned. A hammock is packed in my suitcase…that’s all I need!

Fact: Our new home has been featured in some Game of Thrones scenes.

Fact: We can dive again (during the summer)! That scuba gear has been dry for too long now.

game of thrones scuba reference

Fact: It is warmer than Scotland and Ireland, though not as hot as Roatan (most of the year anyway).

Fact: I am super excited to ditch my giant winter wardrobe. While winter still happens there, it’s nothing like what we’ve been experiencing. So I don’t need thick layers upon layers to merely survive. Instead, I’m downsizing to a small winter wardrobe that should get me through the few cold months there. Hypothetically speaking, since I’ve never even been there. Time will tell!

Fact: There is tons of history to this island, which I am thrilled to explore! The mixture of cultures and depth of history is truly baffling, especially for an American.

Fact: The next time you hear from me will be from somewhere else. Ideally with the sunshine on my face and the sea at my feet! I like to be optimistic, so here’s to hoping this is a great move and we absolutely love it. But, if not, there are always more rocks to explore. Here’s to wandering the world!

Ireland expats

Wish us luck!


If you just can’t wait to find out where we’re going, subscribe to my newsletter right this second! I’ll be telling my subscribers first in an email headed out tomorrow just before we leave.

About the author

Amanda Walkins

Expat writer and passionate proponent of seeking happiness, wherever it leads you. Your options are endless. Whether you are retired, working, or studying, don’t be afraid to follow your own path. Do good and be happy.