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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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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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How Can a US Citizen Get UK Residency Through Marriage

How a US citizen applied for UK residency through marriage to an EU national

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most important part of becoming an expat is the legal requirements involved. These are the details I can offer for how this US citizen got UK residency through marriage to an EU National. Please keep in mind that my experience will be different from yours, but this can at least offer a guideline from my perspective.

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most...

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The Ups and Downs of Expat Life

Expat life means even more ups and downs than life back home.

Becoming an expat doesn’t change who you are, we’ve talked about that before. It also doesn’t change daily life. The ups and downs of expat life are similar to those of life back home, but you might experience a few other unique moments as an expat. Daily life struggles are universal, so what’s different for an expat that might cause a few headaches?

Becoming an expat doesn't change who you are, we've talked about that before. It also doesn't change daily life. The ups...

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How Does Housesitting Work?

housesitting tips and insights

I’ve been talking about it, my friends have been talking about it, it’s all over the internet. What’s all this rage about housesitting, anyway? If you’re just hearing about it, this might blow your mind. If you’re unsure what it all means and why people do it, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Let’s go through the whole concept to answer this ever-popular question: How does housesitting work?

I've been talking about it, my friends have been talking about it, it's all over the internet. What's all this rage abou...

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An American Expat in Scotland

Information for Americans moving to Scotland

Moving to a new country can be daunting…finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store, hell, just finding a grocery store can be a challenge! You’ve uprooted yourself and plopped down into a whole new environment. Luckily, for an American expat in Scotland, the transition really actually isn’t that hard.

Moving to a new country can be daunting...finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store,...

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