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Expat, Her Third Culture Children and Holiday Traditions

Maria Lombard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Maria Lombard

Last year during the holidays, my triplets, Isaac, Daniel and Sophia were just coming home from the neonatal unit in America. Now in Qatar, where I teach at an American university, I want the holiday season to be as American as it can be.

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren't currently basking in tropical sunshine like me, allow me to impart some of my newfound wisdom.

Why I Stopped Defining Someone Else's Version of Success

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Russell V. J. Ward

I choose success defined on my own terms, where I determine what's valuable to me, certain that I'm headed on the right journey, in control and doing what I love most.

5 Amazing Cities for Raising a Family (and They Aren't Where You Think)

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

You've always imagined, even as a teenager, that most of your days would be spent commuting from the aforementioned suburban paradise to your workplace, so that you could just to come back home and do it all over again the next day.

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

Saying Goodbye to Your Country

Stephen Grant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Stephen Grant

When we bought the flight tickets that's when the reality set in. While I am thrilled to begin a new life, in a new country, and explore my partner's culture even deeper, I am starting to realize all of the things I will miss. I have been here my whole life.

Questions About America I'm Always Asked While Abroad

Thrillist | Posted 12.24.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

I moved from the US to Spain about a year ago to teach English. When I tell anyone I'm from the US, they invariably have questions. Some are simply curious, while others are outright offensive. But people always have questions.

Married? 5 Reasons Why You Should Move Abroad

Sara Harari | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Sara Harari

One year ago, for no apparent reason, my husband and I decided to move from Manhattan to Beijing. When we told our friends and family, everyone had the same reaction -- a blank stare and two simple words, "But, WHY?"

10 Of The Best Places To Live Abroad

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

Most of us have a deep, sneaking dream to just quit everything and go abroad. And if you're going to make the scene change permanent, Switzerland ...

Six Surprises About German Life (Including the Baths)

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Lisa Xia

With that in mind, and in celebration of the funny and awkward, the following are my top observations and surprises about living in Germany.

The Umbrella Movement Belongs to Everyone Who Calls Hong Kong Home

Aneri Shah | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Aneri Shah

The ongoing pro-democracy protests mark a new era for Hong Kong, one where locals, expatriates and those of us in between are uniting to fight for a greater cause.

What's Driving Americans Out of the Country?

Ella Jameson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
Ella Jameson

While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

Why Won't Western Women Date Chinese Men?

Jocelyn Eikenburg | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Jocelyn Eikenburg

When I think about how a racist caricature from Hollywood gets tossed around among expats as a symbol of Chinese men -- and Westerners from around the world harbor consistently negative views of Chinese men -- I realize there's a dark side to this whole discussion.

The Expat 'Go-Bag': Why You Might Want One

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

No matter where you live, emergency preparedness is important. And it's doubly important when you live in a foreign country where you may not speak the language or be aware of where to go or what to do.

Want To Retire Overseas? Here Are 11 Tips To Help You Adapt

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If there is one thing we know, no matter the country we expats live in, we will never be 'locals.' We can get legal residence status and even become full-fledged second-passport carrying citizens of any of these countries if we so choose... but we will never ever be Mexican or Ecuadorian or Nicaraguan or Costa Rican or Panamanian...

Why This Place South Of The Border May Be The World's Best Retirement Spot

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Costa Rica, often dubbed the 'happiest place on earth,' has long beckoned expats from North America and elsewhere who long for a more laidback lifestyle and warm tropical breezes.

5 Reasons to Move to Sydney -- Or at Least Visit Before Tearing Yourself Away (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I bought a one-way ticket to a city I'd never been to. Actually, I didn't even know anyone who had been to Sydney. Here's why I moved to Sydney, over other destinations for my expat experience.

The Expat Adventure: Entrepreneurs' Lessons Learned From Year One In the U.S.

PJ Bouten | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
PJ Bouten

For entrepreneurs preparing to venture into the U.S., here are valuable and unexpected lessons we learned in year one.

Moral Whiplash and Other Injuries

Julie Gray | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Julie Gray

I have whiplash from reading this article and that -- in support of Israel, condemning Israel, condemning Hamas, condemning Palestinians, condemning Israelis.

Travel Gear for the Wandering Expat

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For some of the more obsessive-compulsive among us, it has also become a point of honor to be able to pack for weeks or even months on the road in a matter of minutes...

5 Reasons Retiring Abroad Doesn't Always Work

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Moving abroad to a place with better weather, a lower cost of living, and decent health care sounds like a no-brainer. It's a wonderful option for anyone looking to improve their current lifestyle and spend less money to do it -- especially for retirees on a limited budget.

5 Intercultural Issues That Can Make Life Easy for Entrepreneurs, Expats and VCs

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

A few months ago I was asked by Alin Uhlmann, president of Tasuleasa Social, if I could help Romanian entrepreneurs learn how to present their ideas and accomplishments to international partners and investors. Inspired by my discussion with Mr. Uhlmann, I put together five essential issues that can be helpful in intercultural professional relationships.

UTILA, Isla de Bahia: The Authentic Island Experience Still Exists

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

This tiny island is not the Caribbean of the $16 piña colada or the orchestrated see-only-what-the-cruise-operators-want-you-to-see routes. There are...