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Kate, Chicago

Published Wednesday April 04, 2018 (10:02:43)
Who are you?

My name is Kate! I am 31 and live together with my husband in beautiful Chicago.    more ...

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Evelyne Fallows, New York

Published Wednesday February 14, 2018 (10:57:41)
Evelyne Fallows
Who are you?

I am a French Personal Trainer living in New York, where I run my own business and I just self-published my first novel, The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree, about my life and work in Saudi Arabia .

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I left Paris in 2000 for South Korea where my husband (a banker) got a great job offer.    more ...

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Kylie, Iowa

Published Thursday November 30, 2017 (14:13:01)
Who are you?

I'm Kylie, a British travel writer and blogger originally from Essex in the UK!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Iowa, USA back in August 2016.    more ...

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Yasmin, Long Island

Published Wednesday October 18, 2017 (09:17:06)
Yasmin and husband Anthony in Times Square
Who are you?

My name is Yasmin but most people call me Yaz, I’m 25 years old and from Glasgow in Scotland, UK.    more ...

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Catarina Araújo, Philadelphia

Published Wednesday April 26, 2017 (15:36:06)
Catarina Araújo
Who are you?

My name is Catarina and I'm a thirty-something Portuguese blogger & marketing freelancer.    more ...

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Mani, Austin

Published Friday April 21, 2017 (14:08:06)
Who are you?

Mani. Born and raised in Mexico City. Late 20s. Traveled to 20 countries and lived in four different ones. Currently living in the US. Married to her soulmate. Passionate about travel and the arts. Travel, lifestyle, and food blogger.    more ...

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Derek Knight, St Louis (Missouri)

Published Monday July 20, 2015 (21:21:01)
Derek Knight
Who are you?

My name's Derek Knight, I was raised on the south coast of England in Dover (famous for its White Cliffs). I worked in the finance industry for many years, and became a Change Implementation Project Manager working in the City of London and Edinburgh, Scotland, before taking early retirement and moving to the East Coast of England, where I started to write. I've now published 6 books, I'm a columnist for a number of publications (including Expat Focus!) and I'm working on a novel.    more ...

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Alison and Jean-Philippe, Ellensburg (Washington State)

Published Saturday May 16, 2015 (17:30:16)
Alison & Jean-Philippe
Who are you?

Alison & Jean-Philippe (Australian & French, butpermanent resident of Australia and has lived abroad for 10 years)

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Washington State in October 2014. We moved because my husband was offered a job in Ellensburg, Washington State, USA at a scientific researcher at the university.

What challenges did you face during the move?    more ...

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Claire Bolden McGill, Maryland

Published Wednesday April 29, 2015 (15:56:10)
Claire Bolden McGill
Who are you?

This is an excellent question, because I am truly a different person from the person who came to America three years ago from the UK. I had all this bottled up ambition, aspiration, energy and optimism to do something different with my life in the USA from that which I had back in England. I had had enough of 'normal' and wanted a life less normal and ordinary, and I was under no illusion that this would come to me if I simply sat on my arse watching daytime TV. The only person who can make things happen is you, and I did just that from the moment I landed at Washington airport. I did not want to be that desperate housewife, yearning for a life less ordinary - I was going to be the person who made sure that a life less ordinary happened.    more ...

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Graham Dixon, Boston

Published Tuesday October 08, 2013 (00:02:27)
Graham Dixon
Who are you?

I’m a musician and writer from Britain with a background in 18th Century music, trumpet performance and creative writing. My folks instilled a love of traveling and before even starting university I had been all over Europe, visited Florida and crossed the date line to explore the Pacific. After finishing my Oxford degree and spending a year in London for my Master’s, I decided to volunteer with VSO and work in China. A two-year contract became five years in Asia, traveling and writing throughout, toward the end of which I met Jenny, my wife-to-be.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Jenny and I set up home in England in 2006, had a fantastic wedding and petitioned the USCIS for a Green Card.    more ...

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