Tagged by: My Expat Life

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

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

Date Posted: 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!

Date Posted: September 14, 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

Date Posted: September 10, 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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A Quick Rundown of Life in Malta

Date Posted: August 27, 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

Date Posted: 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

Date Posted: 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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