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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.

Clara Wiggins

Clara Wiggins

Expat Partner Survival

Born in Cuba to British diplomat parents, Clara Wiggins has travelled all her life and lived in 11 different countries. She has used her experience of living overseas to write The Expat Partner's Survival Guide - learn more at expatpartnersurvival.com

Judi Lembke

Judi Lembke

Expat Life

Judi Lembke is a writer and editor. 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.

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.


Australia

Jennifer Burge

Jennifer Burge

Expat Life

As a certified IT project manager, Jennifer Burge has traveled to over 40 countries. Currently, she lives in Brisbane, Australia and works as a full-time travel memoirist and public speaker on the challenges and rewards of international living.

Emmy Petersson

Emmy Petersson

Expat Life

Blogger, speaker and relocation expert, Emmy Petersson is passionate about helping everyone to a balanced and happy relocation, regardless where in the world they are moving to and who is coming with them.

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 GP clinic Practice Manager.


Canada

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.


Cayman Islands

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.


China

Nicole Webb

Nicole Webb

Expat Life in Hong Kong and China

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


Costa Rica

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.


Dominican Republic

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.


France

Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

Expat France

Together with husband John, Rosemary Border Rabson emigrated to the Morvan in rural Burgundy in 2005. Rosy's chief preoccupation is Charity Cottage, a holiday cottage which she runs in aid of Combat Stress.


Germany

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. Cary blogs at MyMischMasch.

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.

Meredith

Meredith

Expat Germany

Meredith is a coffee and cake-loving Canadian living in southern Germany. She writes about everyday life as an expat in Germany and shares her passion for travel on her blog Kaffee und Kuchen.


Hong Kong

Nicole Webb

Nicole Webb

Expat Life in Hong Kong and China

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


Italy

Ivanka Di Felice

Ivanka Di Felice

Expat Italy

Born in Toronto, Canada, Ivanka Di Felice is a writer now living in Tuscany who will assure you that it's far less pretentious than it sounds! In her quest for happiness, she followed Nora Ephron's advice: "Secret to life, marry an Italian."

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).


Nigeria

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 has 10 years experience in international development and 15 years as a freelance author and journalist.


Panama

Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith

Expat Panama

Dennis Smith is a journalist, copywriter & editor, business planning consultant and expat living consultant & speaker. He is also the author of "Panama City, Panama- Come Play in the Miami of Latin America". He lives in Panama.


Portugal

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.

Dr Allana Da Graca

Dr Allana Da Graca

Life in Portugal

Dr Allana Da Graca is the founder of Turning on the Lights Global Institute, Inc., helping adult learners reach their goals. She is the author of a self-help book called Tomorrow Can't Wait and teaches communication courses at Walden University.


Singapore

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.

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.


South Africa

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.


Spain

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. His non-fiction travel literature book, Teaching English in a Foreign Land, sold over 2,500 copies.

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.


Switzerland

Sarah Ryrie

Sarah Ryrie

Expat Life in Switzerland

Sarah is a mother, wife and freelance writer who also happens to blog about family life and their expat adventures in Switzerland.


Thailand

James King

James King

Expat Thailand

James King is a writer, blogger and photo-artist. Born in England, he travelled widely before emigrating to South Africa and then moving to Thailand where he built and sold one house, renovated another, and now blogs at jamoroki.com.


UK

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!


USA

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.

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".

Derek Knight

Derek Knight

Expat Brit in America

Derek was raised on the UK's South Coast, and has lived in London, Edinburgh and the East Anglia region of England. He is now an author and blogger, resident in St Louis, Missouri. Follow Derek's adventures on his blog and Facebook page.



Expat Health Insurance Partners


Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.