Birgit Böttner, South Africa

Who are you?  My name is Birgit Böttner, a translator originally from Germany, and on social media I go by my author name, Evadeen Brickwood. I’m 59, have been widowed for four years, and my two daughters in their 20s are married. Where, when and why did you move abroad? In 1991, I moved to … Read more

Debbie, Ocho Rios

Who are you? My name is Debbie, and I am from Canada. I am a retired customs/immigration officer. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Jamaica in 2017. I moved to Ocho Rios, St. Ann Parish, because of the warm weather and the close proximity to the beaches and rivers. What … Read more

Neta Galeen-Malcolm, Jamaica

Who are you? My name is Neta Galeen-Malcolm. I am 30 years old and was born in Israel. I relocated to Jamaica almost four years ago, and I am an Operations Manager in Diamonds International Jamaica. I also have a travel vlog about Jamaica called ‘Why Jamaica’. Where, when and why did you move abroad? … Read more

Bruce, Portugal

Who are you? My name is Bruce Joffe. If you insist, honorifics can be added: Rev. Bruce H. Joffe, Ph.D. If, by “who am I?” you are asking “what do you do?”, I am a semi-retired communications professor, church pastor, magazine publisher, book author, and marketing guru, who currently is publisher and creative director of … Read more

Gloria, Edinburgh

Who are you? My name is Gloria, and I am Italian, bubbly and a travel lover. I am 25 years old and living in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Scotland about seven years ago. I decided to study and get my undergraduate degree here … Read more

Bonny, UK

Who are you? My name is Bonny. I am a 46-year-old. I am French, the mother of two lovely girls, and have been living in the UK for over 20 years. Having worked since 2000 as an operations manager in the professional training and coaching industry, I was feeling quite stressed and overwhelmed, so I … Read more

Mat, Sao Paulo

Who are you? Hey everyone, my name is Mat, and I spent the first 29 years of my life residing in my home country, England, from where I gained my bachelor’s in Film & Media Production and held my last job as an event manager for an events and marketing company. From there, I gained … Read more

Tania Davidson, New Zealand

Who are you? My name is Tania Davidson. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I’m a licensed /registered Clinical Psychologist from Ventura California, and I moved to New Zealand March 29, 2021. New Zealand, like California, has everything I love: beautiful open spaces, sailing, backpacking, mountains, and a temperate climate, but less of … Read more

Thérèse Lafleche, France

Who are you? Thérèse Lafleche, a mother of two, wife, and gypsy soul. Born in Canada, I have had a strong sense of wanderlust since the age of 16 and first remember wanting to travel when I was six and saw a globe in my uncle’s office. I am also the founder of Passport Lifestyles. … Read more

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