#WanderWomen Series: Leaving Home to Find It Abroad

#WanderWomen Series: Leaving Home to Find It Abroad

Every week! Stories from expat women living around the world. Raw, honest, inspiring, and beautiful stories.

2019: Reflections, Lessons, and Where We’re Moving Next

2019: Reflections, Lessons, and Where We’re Moving Next

Hey readers! Happy New Year! As I write this there are only a few hours left in 2019, and I can't help but reflect. I began 2019 -- a lot like we will start 2020 -- in a new country, with plenty of questions, and a healthy dose of hope for our next challenge. The [...]

Saying Au Revoir to Paris (Again)

Saying Au Revoir to Paris (Again)

Everywhere I went today I marveled at the eccentric, the fashionable, the strange. Paris is surprising that way. What can I say about the City of Light that hasn't already been said? I could, like Hemingway, wax poetic about how the city is a moveable feast, how it’s a place that stays with me long [...]

Life Lately: 10 Countries in 10 Months and the Busiest Year Yet

Life Lately: 10 Countries in 10 Months and the Busiest Year Yet

As I head out the door to catch my train to Paris, I look my outfit once over in the mirror. Once outside, a cold breeze blows over me so I quickly dash inside to grab a pink scarf, the one that's been on the coatrack for months. And just like that, fall is here. [...]

I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

Hey readers, I've been wanting to write about this for a long, long time but it's a big topic and a personal one, too. As a fiercely independent and travel-obsessed woman, the thought of 'relying' on a man to influence my future plans scared me, a lot. At twenty-three, I had no concrete life plan, [...]

Life as of Late: Sponsored Travel, MBA Partner Life, and French Living

Life as of Late: Sponsored Travel, MBA Partner Life, and French Living

Hey readers, I have so much I want to share with you. Right now I'm sitting with my bare toes sunk into in our fleshly cut lawn.  The sun is out in full force and I'm looking out into our garden that has since started to feel more and more like home. This small French [...]

Expat Life: 15 Truths About Living Abroad Long-Term

Expat Life: 15 Truths About Living Abroad Long-Term

Hey readers. I want to get personal with you for a few minutes. Care to join? I always knew I wanted to live abroad, plain and simple. I had no idea how expat life would play out or what it would require of me, but I longed for it. Oddly enough, as a kid, I [...]

7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian

7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian

Hey readers! I want to talk about love and transnational relationships. What do I know? I’ve been with a Belgian for eight years, married for almost five. After years of navigating our cultural differences, I've come to some general conclusions. Although these are my personal observations, my other foreign friends who also happen to love [...]

15 Things I Would Tell My 23 Year Old Self Before Moving Abroad

15 Things I Would Tell My 23 Year Old Self Before Moving Abroad

The longer I live abroad the more I realize everything makes more sense with a bit of distance and time. When I boarded my flight to France in 2011, I was so ready to take on whatever was coming my way although I really didn't have a clue as to what I was doing. With [...]

7 Years of Gorgeous Globe and What’s Coming This Year

7 Years of Gorgeous Globe and What’s Coming This Year

I've had a blog since before I could drive. Why does anyone blog? For me, the answer is the same today as it was then. I blog to share the world I'm living in in the hopes that someone, somewhere can relate. ------ When I was fourteen, we finally got internet on our family computer. I [...]