Category: Expat Life

Best Expat Destinations: Roatan vs Malta

Date Posted: March 26, 2019
Posted in: All About Roatan, Expat Life, Malta Expat

Island life as an expat - comparing Roatan and Malta

Best expat destinations is a common term I see floating around online all the time. I’ll be honest from the onset here: there is no way I could say any place on Earth is the best!

That’s because your opinion will undoubtedly differ from mine. And that’s what makes moving to new places and traveling such an important part of life.

Best expat destinations is a common term I see floating around online all the time. I'll be honest from the onset here:...

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Moving to a New Country: Lessons and Observations

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life

Moving to a New Country

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It’s fair to say we’ve bounced around quite a bit in recent years. Moving to a new country has become second-nature to us now. We have our little routines and requirements to meet before we feel at home, which helps us to easily slip into daily life in new places all the time.

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Housesitting in Edinburgh with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: January 17, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting

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We’ve been housesitting with TrustedHousesitters for more than two years now and we continue to love our experiences, so I wanted to share more in-depth here. Housesitting in Edinburgh has offered us interesting and varied experiences between having our own apartments in the area. We have stayed by the sea and in city center. We have also stayed outside the city, including on the estate of a 15th-century castle!

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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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Six Years of This Accidental Expat Life

Date Posted: November 18, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal

expat life over 6 years in 7 countries

Six years ago, I hopped onto an early morning flight in freezing cold Boston and headed south. I impatiently waited as they de-iced our plane and promised myself only sunshine and warmth from then on. I may have reneged on that promise a few times over these past few years, but overall, six years of this accidental expat life have certainly been pretty damn good to me.

Six years ago, I hopped onto an early morning flight in freezing cold Boston and headed south. I impatiently waited as t...

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Thoughts on Time Away

Date Posted: August 28, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

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

Date Posted: October 30, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal

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!

Date Posted: September 14, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

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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