Tagged by: USA

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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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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Be a Global Neighbor

Date Posted: November 28, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal, Travel Tales

what is a global neighbor

In the wake of an election season that has rocked the entire world, unity has never been more important. We need to find ways to support each other – not rip each other apart. We need to offer solidarity – not division. We need to celebrate our wonderful differences and recognize the similarities we share with each other.

In the wake of an election season that has rocked the entire world, unity has never been more important. We need to find...

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An American Expat Perspective on the Election

Date Posted: November 15, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal

American expat 2016 election

If you are American, becoming an expat doesn’t cut you off from your home country. In fact, the U.S. is one of only two countries that taxes all its citizens, regardless of residency. So, despite the fact that I’ve been chastised on social media for speaking about the election results because I ‘left my country’, I’m going to give my perspective. Because my voice matters. And because there are millions of American expats around the world whose voices also matter. I just happen to have a blog.

If you are American, becoming an expat doesn't cut you off from your home country. In fact, the U.S. is one of only two...

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Chew on This: Our Small Bite out of the Big Apple

Date Posted: September 25, 2013
Posted in: Travel Tales

NYC Statue of Liberty sunset

After you bring an Irishman to Beantown, he’s going to want to visit the Big Apple. Obviously. So we ventured to NYC on a Greyhound bus for $18 each to set off on a new adventure!

Bus trippin'!

Free wifi, comfy seats, and an absolutely hilarious driver. Greyhound for the win!

After you bring an Irishman to Beantown, he's going to want to visit the Big Apple. Obviously. So we ventured to NYC on...

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If you bring an Irishman to Beantown…

Date Posted: September 9, 2013
Posted in: Travel Tales

If you bring an Irishman to Beantown, he’s going to want to see it all. ALL OF IT. Of course, you will not have time to see all of it (case in point, my mother has lived in and around Boston for the better part of *cough* many years – I won’t throw her under the bus here – and she has yet to see many of the sites in the city. Locals don’t do tourist things. Ever. It is so uncool.). So whatever could you possibly do?!

Call on your family and friends for help. And help you they shall. Here’s what we did for free:

If you bring an Irishman to Beantown, he's going to want to see it all. ALL OF IT. Of course, you will not have time to...

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