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I’m Amanda Walkins: an expat, traveler, house & pet sitter, writer, & content strategist. From New England to Scotland, 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 (and beyond!), I’d love to help!

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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 wild, wonderful expat adventure! Subscribe to my (occasional) newsletters and join me on social media to see where I’m living and where I’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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Articles about house and pet sitting:

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Articles about traveling in my expat countries:

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Or check out all of my Travel Tales:

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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. I 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!