Thoughts on Time Away

Last Updated: August 30, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

taking time away from my blog

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It’s been a while…but no apologies here. I’ve been busy moving around, celebrating major events with family and friends in different countries, and overall just not at all attached to this here lil ole blog.

See the thing is, doing anything for five years straight can make you feel a little run down. But doing an extensive amount of work for free for five years straight will certainly make you question your sanity! So, after five full years of blogging here, I took some time away.

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It's been a while...but no apologies here. I've been busy moving around, celebrating maj...

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Arrivals and Plans…Our Repat Journey

Last Updated: October 30, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal

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!

Last Updated: September 12, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

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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Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: Chores and Errands

Last Updated: September 9, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat

What's it like living in Malta as an American expat? Here's a glimpse into daily life, doing chores and errands

Chores and errands…definitely not an exciting topic of conversation! But, then again, life is life everywhere, right? So whether you’re an expat in an exotic locale or you’ve never left your hometown, you’ll be doing chores and errands no matter what. Here’s what that looks like for an expat in Malta.

Chores and errands...definitely not an exciting topic of conversation! But, then again, life is life everywhere, right?...

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Visit Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta

Last Updated: April 15, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

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

Last Updated: October 30, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

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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Being Present and Feeling Grateful

Last Updated: August 3, 2017
Posted in: Personal

Living by the sea makes you stop and just be in the present moment. Having been an expat in many places, the sea is always the most welcoming and where I feel most grateful.

There’s a magic to living by the sea. I knew it when we lived in Roatan, but I don’t think I fully appreciated it. Despite my constant raving about expat life on the island and encouraging everyone and their mother to live wherever makes them happy, I look back now and wonder if I was truly present and appreciative of the extraordinary circumstances of our life there.

There's a magic to living by the sea. I knew it when we lived in Roatan, but I don't think I fully appreciated it. Despi...

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When Friends Visit Your Expat Home

Last Updated: July 27, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

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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