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Interview With Louise Ross, Author, Women Who Walk

Posted by: Scar on Thursday February 14, 2019 (12:16:58)
Louise Ross and her book
Louise, tell us a bit about yourself and your interest in expat life.

I’ve lived outside of my country of origin, which is Australia, for more than three decades. I moved to Portugal from Colorado and there, I didn’t think of myself as an expatriate.   more ...

United States (USA)

Interview With Claude Koehl, Author, The American Way Of Life

Posted by: Scar on Thursday January 10, 2019 (13:11:34)
Claude, you've recently written a book called The American Way of Life. Tell us about the book and its aims.

The goal of my new book is manifold:

a. Introduce newcomers to some of the idiosyncrasies of American culture

b. Help foreigners adapt and integrate their new host culture better

c. Make American readers more aware of their own (unconscious) cultural bias.   more ...


Interview With Zara Quiroga, Author, Lisbon In 100 Bites

Posted by: Scar on Friday August 25, 2017 (07:50:00)
Zara Quiroga
Zara, tell us a bit about yourself. What does a typical day in your life look like?

I’m a Portuguese world traveler and I make a living as a travel and food writer.   more ...

United States (USA)

Interview With Jennifer Aquino, Author, The International Family Guide To US University Admissions

Posted by: Scar on Thursday June 22, 2017 (14:41:52)
Jennifer Aquino
Jennifer, you've recently written a guide to US university admissions for expats. Tell us about the book and its aims.

Yes! There was a huge need in the market to help international families and expats through this very complex and complicated process. An ethical, thoughtful, comprehensive, knowledgeable and easy-to-use guide did not exist. I knew I needed to write this. Now families will gain, for the first time, a full understanding of the process and also be guided through every step they need to take for applying to US universities, including the interviews, the writing, their activities, filling out all parts of the application…all from their unique perspective and experience.   more ...


Review: Uncorked

Posted by: Scar on Thursday March 23, 2017 (16:10:01)
Uncorked by Paul Shore
When I first offered to review Uncorked, I did so because I thought it was a book about wine. The author replied that this wasn't the case, and that he didn't want me to get my hopes up and end up reading something I didn't enjoy.

I thought I'd give it a go anyway, because it sounded like an interesting memoir. And it was.   more ...


Interview With David Anicetti, Expat Author

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday March 22, 2017 (15:16:51)
David Anicetti
David, you're an expat living in Guatemala. Where are you from originally, and what prompted you to move abroad?

I am originally from the United States. I grew up in Maine, but lived 8 years in the Miami area prior to moving to Guatemala. I moved to Guatemala to operate a magazine publishing business that I had opened with a partner. The magazines were for countries in Central America and it made good business sense to have the office in Guatemala where my business partner, also an expat, lived.   more ...


Interview With Funky Chicken, Expat Author

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday November 02, 2016 (14:57:39)
Funky Chicken
Funky Chicken, you wrote Why The Chicken Crossed The World, a book of true stories. Tell us a bit about the book and its aims.

Expats living in China are seeing, living, and breathing an amazing opportunity to see the world's largest emerging market, while it is still emerging. How cool is that? My aim is to capture this very special moment in history, and arguably one of the most exciting times in our lifetimes. Also, it is a way to remind ourselves of the special experiences that we foreigners can relate to as "only in China."   more ...


Recommended Reading: Ten Books For New Expats

Posted by: Scar on Saturday August 20, 2016 (18:47:14)
(c) pexels.com
Trends for living abroad have gone up and down through the course of history. However, right now the worldwide expat population is bigger than it has ever been before. A couple of years ago, the UN Population Division reported that more than 230 million people were living outside their home countries, a number that has certainly only increased since then.   more ...


Review - Six Car Lengths Behind An Elephant

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday August 02, 2016 (11:00:57)
Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant
Expat memoirs can be quite hit and miss. While moving abroad is almost invariably an interesting experience for the people directly involved, it can be quite dry to read about. So when expat memoirs drop through my mailbox, I’m not always thrilled to see them.

This one, though, is a definite exception. For one thing, Lillian McCloy is a talented writer. And for another, her story is absolutely fascinating.   more ...


Interview With Betsy And Mark Blondin, Expat Authors

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 06, 2016 (09:30:13)
Betsy & Mark Blondin
Betsy & Mark, tell us a bit about yourselves. Are you expats? Where did you move from and to?

We refer to ourselves as slow-travelers, constantly discovering as we search for the physical place we will call home. Already we consider wherever we are with a few belongings to be home, but we suspect there is somewhere we belong more permanently.   more ...

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.3m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with most so you don’t have to pay up front for your treatment. We provide access to leading specialists without the need to see your family doctor first and ensure that you have the same level of cover wherever you might be, home or away.

Cigna Global

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.