Dena Haines

How Moving Abroad Has Benefited Our Family

Expats Everywhere

In The Happy Expat Family I interviewed 16 expat families living all around the world. Something that stands out in each of the interviews is how each of the families benefited from the move. These are some of their comments. Enjoy! “I longed to follow an old dream of mine: to help women out of poverty. [...]

Safe Horseback Riding in Paute Ecuador

Ecuador Travel

Are you looking for a great place to take your kids on a safe trail ride? As we have found out, all trail rides are not created equal! Some can even be dangerous... Read more about living in Ecuador We've been on two trail rides in Ecuador. The first one was not what we were [...]

Azogues Ecuador: An Easy Day Trip From Cuenca

Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

We recently spent some time in Azogues, a small city not far from Cuenca. It has a population of around 40,000 and, although it's in a different province, is considered part of the Cuenca Metropolitan area. Azogues is about a 40 minute drive from Cuenca, it's the capital of Cañar Province. You'll pass it on your way [...]

Check out Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish on Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk If you're learning Spanish, you've probably heard of Madrigal's Magic Key To Spanish. It's our readers favorite Spanish learning book. We've seen 600+ purchases just from mentioning this book in an overview post. The week we arrived in Ecuador, someone loaned us their copy [...]

How to Eat Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit (Video)

Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel

Have you ever eaten prickly pear (genus opuntia) cactus fruit? I never knew cactus plants produced edible fruit until we moved to Ecuador. The only cactus plants I had ever seen in Canada were in little pots, growing indoors. When researching this post I found out that some prickly pear cactus do grow in Canada, [...]

Dealing With Bad Days Abroad: How 7 Expat Families Cope

Expats Everywhere

The life of an expat can be amazing! Days can be full of new experiences and adventures. And then other days can be really difficult. I recently interviewed some expat families and asked them how they deal with the bad days abroad. The Hamori Family are Canadians living in Southern France. They have faced difficulties with learning [...]




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