Serena, Salzburg

Who are you? My name is Serena, I am 27, and I come from a beautiful country, rich with breath-taking landscapes, sun and genuine people. Tourism is an amazing resource in Italy, so many people dream of the blue sea and the delicious food, trying to visit the “Bel Paese” at least once in a … Read more

Anthony Brownlow, New Zealand

Who are you? My name is Anthony Brownlow. I’m single and 58 now and originally from Bolton, England, United Kingdom.   Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved from my hometown of Bolton to Napier Hawkes Bay in New Zealand in August 2014. I emigrated after years of thinking and umming and … Read more

Dave Proctor, La Safor, Spain

Who are you? Hi, my name is Dave Proctor. During my working life, I worked as an accountant (boring), policeman (mainly CID), legal advisor (I hated this job), wine buyer/sales (hic) and then, lastly, as a sports photographer. Since moving to Spain, I have taken up writing, and to my absolute surprise, I have had … Read more

Laura Brind, the Cayman Islands

Who are you? My name is Laura. I live with my husband, two chihuahuas and a rescue kitten, and I work as a teacher for autistic children. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved to the Cayman Islands from the UK in August 2018, as I had lived pretty much my whole … Read more

Anjali Nair, Tampa Bay, Florida

Who are you? I’m Anjali Nair, a Marketing Planner and Program Specialist living in the Sunshine State of Florida, USA. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Tampa Bay, Florida, USA from Mumbai, India in around June 2017. My husband and I met online through a matrimonial portal, then got married … Read more

Marianne Fernandes, Barbados

Who are you? Where, when and why did you move abroad? I’m Marianne, I’m 31, and I’m a digital marketer. Four years ago, I moved to the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados. I’ve been freelance for a few years, and in 2019 I co-founded Caribbean Collective, with the idea of bringing together business-minded creatives to … Read more

Sarah and Eric Hollis, Gmunden

Who are you? We are Sarah and Eric Hollis – your ordinary, animal-obsessed, travel-loving family presented with a life-changing opportunity to emBARK on a three-year, 4,623-mile away adventure, with our three animals, from Illinois to Austria. My name is Sarah, and I am an Austria-based art director, designer, illustrator, photographer and all-around creative guru. I … Read more

Laura Arina, Lagos

Who are you? My name is Laura, founder and creator at Migrate. I am a Kenyan currently living in Lagos, Nigeria. I’m a gem expert and jewellery consultant, digital content creator and lover of good food! Where, when and why did you move abroad? I was born and bred in Kenya. I moved permanently to … Read more

Cinthya Lechat, Brighton

Who are you? My name is Cinthya. I am a 26-year-old French woman and Happiness Coach, who currently lives in Brighton in the UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first moved to Germany in 2014 for an Erasmus exchange programme. I have also been an expat in Australia, where I worked … Read more

Marie Daake, Höganäs

Who are you? My name is Marie Daake. Where, when and why did you move abroad? In the summer of 2019, I moved to Höganäs, in the Skåne province of Sweden, from the US, so that I could live with my fiancé. What challenges did you face during the move? The primary challenge was the … Read more