Expat Focus Columnists

Toni Hargis - Life as a Brit in the USA

Toni Hargis

Life 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 Zachystal - Expat Investment, IRA, 401k, SIPP

Tom Zachystal

Expat Pensions and Investment

Tom is a Registered Investment Advisor, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Certified Financial Planner™ professional who specializes in expat financial planning.

Michelle Garrett - An American Expat in Britain

Michelle Garrett

An 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 Fitzgerald - Expat Careers

Megan Fitzgerald

Expat 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 Portugal - Expat Life in Portugal

Piglet in Portugal

Expat 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 Ashraf

Aisha Isabel Ashraf

An 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 Twead - Two Old Fools in Spain

Victoria Twead

Two 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 Harper

Justin Harper

Expat 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 Perkins

Susanna Perkins

Expat Life in Panama

Susanna lives with her husband and three small dogs in Las Tablas, Panama, where she works as a freelance writer.

Ted Campbell

Ted Campbell

Expat 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 Feliz

Lindsay de Feliz

Life 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. Janssen

Linda A. Janssen

Expat 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 Enete

Shannon Enete

Expat 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 Webb

Nicole Webb

Expat Life in Hong Kong

Nicole was a Journalist and News Reader with Sky News Australia before moving to Hong Kong with her husband. Four years into the mad but momentous journey of chopsticks and chicken's feet, she has has just embarked on the next expat posting in Xi'an, China.

Marla Sink Druzgal

Marla Sink Druzgal

An 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 Spindler

Kristin Spindler

Expat 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 Barlow

Gordon Barlow

Life 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'Connell

Anne O'Connell

Expat 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 Morgan

Christine Morgan

Expat 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 Sullivan

Sheila Sullivan

Expat Life in Madrid

Sheila Sullivan is a freelance translator, editor, writer, and serial blogger living in Madrid, Spain.

Kim Defforge

Kim Defforge

Expat 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 Bahr

Casey Bahr

Expat 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 Martin

Courtney Martin

An 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 Finnigan

June Finnigan

An 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 Hawley

Joella Hawley

Expat 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 Barnhart

Randy Barnhart

Expat 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 McGill

Claire Bolden McGill

Expat 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 Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

Expat 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 Chandiramani

Alka Chandiramani

Expat 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 Lemieux

Diane Lemieux

Expat 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 King

James King

Expat 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'Leary

Barry O'Leary

Expat 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 Lembke

Judi Lembke

Expat 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 Veloso

Sami Veloso

Expat 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.

Cary L-D

Cary L-D

The Eternal Expat

Cary lives in her third home country, Germany, with her Irish husband and little boy. Their little family is a true MischMasch, part Austrian, American, Irish, with some British flavour thrown in. Writing is one of Cary's passions and she blogs at MyMischMasch.

Helen Aurelius Haddock

Helen Aurelius Haddock

Expat France

Helen Aurelius Haddock lives in the Poitou Charentes where she has renovated houses, sent her children to school, worked as an English teacher and solved endless bureaucratic nightmares! Blogging about her life in France, Helen is now writing her first book.