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Expats Everywhere, Our Perspective

Some expats are doomed to failure. They get off the plane complaining about something. The moment they check-in at their hotel they hit Facebook to complain about the taxi service, small portions, or the unbelievable rainy weather. And they send nasty emails to anyone who sees the glass half-full. A while back, I received a [...]

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 because they said it was the best book to get us started. It's the [...]

Electric Showers: Maybe a Little Culture Shock

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Have you ever seen an electric shower? Culture shock can set in pretty fast the first time you see a shower head with wires sticking out of it! That's what happened to us. I didn't know if I should get in or not. That question was one of the first things that went through my [...]

Our First Book: The Happy Expat Family

Expats Everywhere, Our Perspective

Update (Jan 8, 2015): We released the revised version of our book. It is now in Kindle format and has an active table of contents. The name changed from "Expat Family Handbook" to "The Happy Expat Family" to better reflect what the book is about.  We are so excited about our first book! It took [...]

When a family starts thinking about extended travel or moving abroad they may start thinking about homeschooling. Homeschooling can be a hot topic. A lot of people have strong opinions about it. If you are thinking about making the switch to homeschooling, don't be put off by negative remarks. I can make positive, well-informed comments [...]

Have you ever thought about blogging as being therapeutic? It can be, much the way keeping a diary is - except better. The first definition Merriam-Webster gives for therapeutic is: "producing good effects on your body or mind." Blogging can do both in a number of ways.  Here are my top 8 reasons why blogging is [...]

What’s Your Expatriate Definition?

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Seems like a simple enough question. What is an expat?  It doesn't really sound that complicated. What is the definition of expatriate? A reader asked this question: "Why are people who simply choose to live another country called expats? A true Expat is an individual who has renounced their citizenship from the country in which they where [...]

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