Posts Tagged ‘living abroad’

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English Dad In Moscow

This site is brought to you by “Poo Vision, Inc.” – or so states the blog introduction. (Might just be true…) Jay is a British ex-pat living in Russia with his wife and young son. He is also a stay-at-home-dad. His entries are a mix of ex-pat tips, child-rearing “lessons learned” and “how tos” for [...]

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Marshmallow Sensei

To quote Matt Keighley, “Born in New Jersey, raised in Yorkshire, living in Japan. Don’t worry, I’m confused too.” That he may be but his blog is far from confusing. Rather, it is a very entertaining look at his life as a teacher and freelance writer in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. (His students call him the [...]

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Broughin It

With a B.F.A. degree in photography hanging on one of his walls, Bryan Brough left those (U.S.) confines for S.E. Asia. Once home, the road called to him again. This time – a year in Australia, photographing and blogging about his travels. Where the road will lead him next – only time will tell.

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Heather and Scott’s Adventures: Van livin’ in New Zealand

So, you make the decision to leave the Northwest (US) for employment in Sydney, Australia. A bold move. But, not bold enough for Heather and Scott Matthews. Unhappy with “city life”, they buy a van, cull down their “stuff” and hit the road. After a year of van livin’ in OZ, they are now continuing [...]

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Dart Strikes Map: An Interview with Tony and Thomas

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Tony and Thomas of ContemporaryNomad. They are a bi-national gay couple and have experienced numerous hurdles over their 17+ year relationship. Those obstacles have contributed to, but have not controlled, their ‘out of the box’ approach to problem-solving. Those same obstacles have also kept the nomadic fires burning. Once, they traveled because they felt they had to… Not anymore. They may not know the next port of call or what tomorrow will bring. But, they do know where they have been and where they want to be – together.

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Travelling Tonito’s Adventures in the Sahara

What takes someone from South Africa to London to Abu Dhabi to Tripoli? As Tony Fernandes describes it: “six years of relative dullness”. Well, things are no longer dull and it’s all due to “Istanbul and some Gypsies”. Throw in some turtles, interesting taxi drivers and you have yourself an adventure (or two or more).

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Seashells & Sunflowers

Katie Alley has given up her life as a Philly girl (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to become an ex-pat in Argentina. (Okay, that’s quite a change in climate!) Her blog not only covers the transition, but also the revelations brought on by such a move. Ooohhh, and there is a recipe section for all of the foodies [...]

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Fabian in Shanghai

Fabian in Shanghai is really about Fabian in Shanghai. (No, really.) While on a one year stint as a language student, Fabian Haverbeke has also set out to discover the cultural and societal aspects that are uniquely China. His observations are truly surprising.

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#2: Visit The Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Plant

At the urging of a couple books and online articles I’ve read in the past months, I finally started a Bucket List, or a list of things I want to do before I die. One of the reasons for starting this list was to re-energize; to remember that feeling of being a kid and wanting with abandon because it’s inspiring. There’s a certain amount of harm we cause ourselves always being grown up and tampering our desires with reality. That’s why most of us travel: to escape the everyday and feel like we’re checking off some of those things on our own Bucket Lists.

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Matt Gibson is a travel writer and photographer who has melded his work in both fields seamlessly. On, you can share his experiences from “riding the crocodile” (literally) to ex-pat life to interviews with other travelers. So, who’s up for the crocodile ride?!

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