Hello, 2022. We’re Having a Baby Girl.

A name materialized out of thin air as I sat up in bed. Immediately, I knew you were going to be a girl. To me, the name was perfect and so was its meaning. It was my first real connection with you. I knew then I was in for a wild ride. Week 18 –Continue reading “Hello, 2022. We’re Having a Baby Girl.”

Life in Switzerland and The Year That Was 2020

2020 is the year that so many people are thrilled to see go. I would say I’m also one of those people, but 2020 did bring something to our lives that no other year had before. Looking back on my last 2019 reflection, I’m stunned at the difference one year can make. Here’s a quickContinue reading “Life in Switzerland and The Year That Was 2020”

The Honest Truth About Homesickness as an Expat

It’s happened many times: I’m having a drink at a party and small-talking with new people when they ask about where I’m from and where I’ve been. Inevitably due is a question laced with a hint of concern. They pry politely and it’s cute how they almost whisper the question like it’s a secret. “Don’t…don’tContinue reading “The Honest Truth About Homesickness as an Expat”

#WanderWomen: Life in Abu Dhabi as a Black Expat

This week’s #WanderWoman is Helen, a Black expat life in Abu Dhabi. She’s traveling like a local and taking on challenges with grace and style. Read her story!

#WanderWomen: Slow Traveling The World With a Toddler

Jacquelyn is a single mother from the US who has ventured into expat life with her two year old toddler. She leads a life of professional and personal fulfillment one country at a time. Read her story!

#WanderWomen: Lifting Up Black Voices in the Expat Community

Christine is the creator of Flourish in the Foreign and is using her voice and platform to lift Black expat voices up around the world. She’s currently living in Spain and has advice for combating inequality and racism.

#WanderWomen: Finding the Missing Piece in America

Elke never quite connected with the culture in her native Belgium. She always had a love for the US and longed for an experience in the country of her dreams. Here’s her story!

#WanderWomen: 8 Years of Expat Life in the French Riviera

Imagine life in Nice on the French Riviera. What do you see? This week’s #WanderWomen talks idyllic and beautiful life in France as well as her newfound love for her home country. Read on!

#WanderWomen: An American Living the Parisian Dream

What does it take for someone to leave everything behind? To move to a new destination with a thousand unknowns, dive headfirst into starting over with a new culture, language, people, cuisine, novelty abound. It might look glamorous at times, but longterm life abroad isn’t without hardship or awkward adjustments; it’s also full of beautifulContinue reading “#WanderWomen: An American Living the Parisian Dream”

Insta-Travel Perfection Isn’t What the Travel Industry Needs. Authenticity and Storytelling Are.

As a travel writer and photographer, last year was heaven for me. I embarked on twelve hotel press trips in seven countries around Europe and Asia. As fantastic as it was, numerous trips to-and-from brand collaborations opened my eyes up to the state of mass travel. This time last year, I was booking trips onContinue reading “Insta-Travel Perfection Isn’t What the Travel Industry Needs. Authenticity and Storytelling Are.”