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Toni HargisLife as a Brit in the USA
Toni Summers Hargis is the author of “Rules, Britannia; An Insider’s Guide to Life in the United Kingdom", (St. Martin’s Press) and blogs as Expat Mum.
Tom ZachystalExpat Pensions and Investment
Tom is a Registered Investment Advisor, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Certified Financial Planner™ professional who specializes in expat financial planning.
Michelle GarrettAn American Expat in Britain
Michelle Garrett is an American expat making a life in Britain for over 20 years. Yes, she's still homesick for the States and yes, she'd be homesick for Britain if she moved back there!
Megan FitzgeraldExpat Careers
Megan Fitzgerald is a highly experienced expat and international career coach, personal branding specialist and expert guide to the world of international careers.
Piglet in PortugalExpat Life in Portugal
Piglet in Portugal is the author of the well known blog of the same name, a semi-humorous account of everyday life and travel as an expat in Portugal.
Aisha Isabel AshrafAn Accidental Expat in Canada
Aisha Isabel Ashraf is a freelance writer and author of the popular blog Expatlog, where she can be found humorously dissecting the peculiarities of Canadian life.
Victoria TweadTwo Old Fools in Spain
Victoria moved to Spain in 2004 and wrote her first book, ‘Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools’, which became an Amazon Bestseller in 2011.
Justin HarperExpat Life in Singapore
Justin Harper is a former Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph business journalist who relocated to Singapore in 2010 with his wife and two sons.
Susanna PerkinsExpat Life in Panama
Susanna lives with her husband and three small dogs in Las Tablas, Panama, where she works as a freelance writer.
Ted CampbellExpat Life in Mexico
Ted Campbell writes about travel, music, culture, food and mountain biking. He lives in Mexico and writes a blog called No Hay Bronca.
Lindsay de FelizLife in the Dominican Republic
Formerly Marketing Director of various financial companies in the City of London, Lindsay de Feliz now lives and writes in the Dominican Republic.
Linda A. JanssenExpat Life in The Netherlands
Author of "The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures" (Summertime Publishing), Linda pens articles and blogs on expat/repat life while plotting future forays abroad.
Shannon EneteExpat Costa Rica
Shannon is an international resident from San Diego, currently residing in Costa Rica. As an avid traveler, Shannon had visited over 27 countries by the age of 30 but chose Costa Rica as her first destination.
Nicole WebbExpat Life in Hong Kong
Nicole was a journalist and news reader with Sky News Australia for a decade before making the life changing move to Hong Kong with her hotelier husband.
Marla Sink DruzgalAn American Expat in South Africa
Marla is a freelance writer and global explorer. She creates travel adventures for herself following in the footsteps of her favorite authors. An American expat, she currently lives in Pretoria where she blogs her adventures on TravelingMarla.com and is revising her first manuscript.
Kristin SpindlerExpat Life in Dubai
Currently based in Dubai, Kristin Spindler has traveled to over 60 countries and writes about her adventures in unusual destinations with her husband and three children.
Gordon BarlowLife in the Cayman Islands
Gordon Barlow has lived in Cayman since 1978 and blogs regularly on life there, writing from the point of view of a resident and citizen.
Anne O'ConnellExpat Life in Thailand
A published author and freelance writer, Anne O’Connell has been an expat since 1993. After living in Dubai, she moved to Thailand with her family in 2011.
Christine MorganExpat Life in Portugal
Christine and her husband live half way up a hill overlooking Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal. Although she has spent most of my life there, she is still a Brit at heart!
Sheila SullivanExpat Life in Madrid
Sheila Sullivan is a freelance translator, editor, writer, and serial blogger living in Madrid, Spain.
Kim DefforgeExpat Life in France
Kim is a lifelong Francophile, and former French teacher. Having moved from the U.S. to the French Riviera, she enjoys writing about France and French culture on her blog, 24/7 in France.
Casey BahrExpat Life in Costa Rica
Casey Bahr writes part-time on a variety of topics, including his family’s move and their ongoing adventures in Costa Rica, chronicled in his blog, A Dull Roar.
Courtney MartinAn American Expat in Germany
Courtney is an American expat living abroad in Germany and working as a freelance writer while pursuing her Masters degree. She also blogs at Courtney the Ami.
June FinniganAn Expat View from Tuscany, Italy
June Finnigan is a published author and rock singer who writes her stories in a lovely villa overlooking the Chianti Hills in Tuscany (with a glass of local Chianti always in easy reach).
Joella HawleyExpat Hong Kong
Joella Hawley is a freelance journalist and frequent blogger at apathwithajourney.wordpress.com where you can follow her journey through Hong Kong working as a Native English Teacher.
Randy BarnhartExpat Australia
Randy currently lives in California and will be moving with her husband to the Sydney area of Australia within a few months. For most of her career she has been a medical writer and has also published numerous articles for Websites, newsletters, and journals.
Claire Bolden McGillExpat America
Claire McGill is a British expat who enjoys writing about American bits and bobs. She says: "I've lived in Columbia, Maryland for nearly two years and I like to write about all the things that confuse, amuse and bemuse me about being in the USA".
Rosemary Border RabsonExpat France
Together with husband John, Rosemary Border Rabson emigrated to the Morvan in rural Burgundy in 2005, where few other Brits have ventured. Rosy's chief preoccupation is Charity Cottage, a holiday cottage which she runs in aid of Combat Stress.
Alka ChandiramaniExpat Singapore
Alka Chandiramani is a multi-lingual HR practitioner with over 20+ years of HR and legal experience. She has been the Manager of the Career Resource Centre for Expatriates (CRCE) in Singapore since 2003 and also runs her own consultancy firm.
Diane LemieuxExpat Nigeria
Diane Lemieux was born in Quebec and began travelling at the age of three. She has lived in 10 countries on 5 continents and speaks English, French, Dutch and Portuguese and has 10 years experience in international development and 15 years as a freelance author and journalist.
James KingExpat Thailand
James King is a writer, blogger and photo-artist. Born in England, he travelled to over 20 countries and in 1995 emigrated to South Africa. In 2011 James moved to Thailand where he built and sold one house, renovated another, and started blogging at (jamoroki.com).
Barry O'LearyExpat Spain
Barry has been an expat in Seville for nearly 10 years and when he's not teaching English, he blogs at A Novel Spain. He has also lived and taught in many other countries. His non-fiction travel literature book, Teaching English in a Foreign Land, sold over 2,500 copies.
Judi LembkeExpat Life
Judi Lembke is a writer and editor based in Europe. Her work spans the spectrum from light humour to corporate film and pretty much everything in between. Most of her adult life has been spent as an expat, with stints in London, Sydney and currently Stockholm, Sweden.
Sami VelosoExpat Australia
Sami was born in Mozambique and lived in South Africa, Germany, and Portugal before moving to Australia. She has worked in Hospitality, Banking, had her own picture framing business, taught ESL and is now a Practice Manager in a General Practitioner clinic.