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Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce rates are on the rise across the world. Here in the U.S., the divorce rate is higher than 50%, with Spain, Portugal and Belgium almost 20% hi...

Career Isn't Working? Now What?

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Hannah Pirnie

Last week (25th Jan) was Burns night. It's not a huge night for our family but we both come from distant Scottish stock and we so always make the e...

2 Lists Worth Making This Year

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 01.28.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hannah Pirnie

Since motherhood I have become quite the fan of a list. It helped to provide a daily routine and structure. If anything all those sleepless nights and years of breast feeding gives one time to think and to dream.

Everyone Who Moves Abroad Is A Little Crazy

Laura Nalin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel
Laura Nalin

Do I think I'm crazy for putting myself through any of the situations mentioned above? Absolutely. But there's always two sides to a coin, you see. Seeing my family together with my grandfather on his birthday was heartbreaking, but it made me happy to know he wasn't lonely.

Why You Should Travel During a Worldwide Travel Alert

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As a seasoned traveler and expat, it's embarrassing to admit that I'm scared of flying. Despite the frequency with which I convince myself to do it, I have an irrational fear of plummeting from the sky (I don't understand physics and am convinced magic must be involved).

So You Wish You Could Travel?

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

It irks me when people look at what I do as some great and mystical thing, when in reality, I just buy a plane ticket, pack a bag (that, more often than not, ends up being too full of clothes that I never wear), and work out the details on the way.

We Should Talk More Often

Ricardo Vice Santos | Posted 12.15.2015 | Technology
Ricardo Vice Santos

It seems that in today's world communication is easy, yet there is still little human connection. Social networks go far in keeping up-to-date with others' curated lives, but do little to encourage genuine conversation.

Teaching English Online: The Pros and Cons

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

I talk with housewives, engineers, doctors and students. I hear about their lives, traditions, customs and perspectives on issues such as sexism, marriage/divorce, family, travel and school.

What I Learned When I Became a Thailand Expat in My 20s

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.14.2015 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

You notice the sweet smell of dragon fruit blossoms as you take a stroll down the street to fill up your water bottles (you'll get sick if you drink the tap water). You aren't sure what the latest fall fashions are, and you don't really care.

Our Gilded Expat Cages

Katia Vlachos | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Katia Vlachos

It starts as an adventure. We are young, ambitious, qualified, full of dreams. We feel powerful. We know exactly what our life will look like. We have big plans. We want to explore the world. We find a partner who shares our dreams. We fall in love and, together, we're off to great places.

The Generous Present of Generous Presence at Christmas

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Hannah Pirnie

'It's the most Wonderful busy time of the year'. 'There is work still to finish' 'Presents are looking quite thinnish, but never fear!!' 'Cos parties ...

How Retiring To Rural Panama Changed My Outlook On Life

Peg Fairbairn | Posted 12.04.2015 | Fifty
Peg Fairbairn

A $20 soccer ball changed my life. Or at least my attitude toward life. Here's how.

Why Friendship Is So Important When Living Abroad

Colleen Berge | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Colleen Berge

Supportive, genuine friendships in a different country can enrich our lives immeasurably and provide us with so much that we often take for-granted in our home countries but feel the intense lack of when settling into another culture.

Love and Drugs in the New Colombia

Courtenay Strickland | Posted 12.01.2015 | Crime
Courtenay Strickland

The story starts out much like ones you've heard before: boy meets girl, or girl meets girl, or boy meets boy. They chat, they smile, they connect. On...

La Vie en Bleu: An Expat Experiences Paris In Mourning

Travel + Leisure | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

I'm not a tourist in Paris; I live here, in a nightlife-glutted neighborhood on the border of Montmartre that miraculously escaped the multiple attacks that took place Friday, November 13, across the city and left at least 129 people dead.

6 Things I Have Learned From Moving Internationally

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel
Elena Prokopets

Moving is never easy, especially abroad. But you shouldn't stress out too much and make it look difficult. If you can tame the anxiety and stress, everything will go really smoothly! Living abroad is an incredible experience, so when the opportunity comes your way, grab it!

9 Things You Should Know When You Meet a Colombian Abroad

Sebastian Osorio | Posted 10.21.2015 | Travel
Sebastian Osorio

This is the third time I have moved abroad. Unfortunately, I have learned the hard way that whenever I meet new and different people, they cannot stop making stupid jokes about me or my country once they learn that I am from Colombia.

The 10 Best Countries To Live Abroad

Malte Zeeck | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.

The Sustainable Way to Pave Paradise (and the Tropical Destination That Nailed It)

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

Photo Courtesy of Josh Linnes According to WWF, cattle ranching is the main cause of deforestation in every Amazon country and, as a consequence of ...

How To Successfully Quit Your Job And Move Abroad

Sienna Brown | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Sienna Brown

Before making a major life change, of course there will be a few hesitations but I encourage you to push the fear aside. You don't have to be "young" to make the move, "well-off" or any other stigma that society pushes us to believe. If this is something you're passionate about, it's worth it.

4 Ways to See the 'Real' Cape Town: An Expat's Guide

Christopher Clark | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Christopher Clark

I left my native Britain for South Africa's Mother City back in 2009 thinking I might hang around for a few months and play a bit of cricket. Suddenly it's 2015, I'm still here and I haven't picked up my cricket bat once.

Aren't You Afraid to Live in Afghanistan? And Other Questions I'm Asked

Mina Sharif | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Mina Sharif

I have been living in Afghanistan for ten years. We've just had a week of multiple major attacks in our capital city Kabul. For me, I went through a bit of a routine, as I do when these awful things happen.

The 21 Best Places To Retire Overseas In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty

The world is your oyster as a retiree looking to live the expat life. But with popular retirement destinations dotting six continents, finding the rig...

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

5 Things You Learn After Quitting Your Job and Backpacking Around the World

Quora | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Quora

I quit my job at Dell, crammed some stuff into a backpack, and went to Southeast Asia (and a few other places) for about six weeks. Not exactly "traveling the world" as we only went to a few countries, but it was more of a backpacker/adventure travel experience than I had ever had previously.