I’m Amanda Walkins, an expat writer providing content marketing strategies to clients all around the world. I’ve been living overseas, traveling, and blogging along the way since 2012. Whether you’re looking to move to Scotland, move to Roatan, move to Malta, or glean my insights as a local traveler in any of those places, I’d love to help!

And, of course, if you’re looking for a freelance writer, head to my Work With Me page for more details.

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Learn all about me and about my expat life in multiple countries on my About Me page.

Come join me in this crazy, wonderful expat adventure! Subscribe to my occasional newsletters and join me on social media to see where we’re living and where we’ve been.

If you’re looking for country-specific insights, travel and housesitting tales, or general expat life advice, take a look at these options. As an expat writer who’s lived in multiple countries and written for nearly a decade, you’ll find a wide variety of resources, relatable insights, and hopefully some inspiration in these pages, too.

Articles about expat life:

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A diver's fins entering the water off the side of a boat; text reads "Moving to Roatan"

Articles about house and pet sitting:

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Houses line a curved European street; Text reads "Tips for Getting Started Housesitting"
Dog lying on the floor of a modern apartment; Text overlay reads "Housesitting Stories"

Articles about traveling in my expat countries:

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Want to travel and stay in a local home for free?


If you love animals, you need to check out TrustedHousesitters. It’s how I stayed in a small village in Southern France surrounded by vineyards and how we spent a few months living in the Irish countryside. We have also spent the summer in London staying in the city for free and moved to Spain for a long-term housesit in stunning Asturias!