From South Carolina to Chile: Our Chilean Adventure

16 May, 2016 12:08  Erin Erin

Our Chilean AdventureMy name is Lori and me and my husband Jim and 3 of our six children moved to the south of Chile in 2013 from South Carolina, USA.

1. Why did you move abroad?
In 2007 we lost a child and then in 2008 our real estate business collapsed with the bubble. We were increasingly unhappy with life in the US and decided that we wanted to spend the last part of our lives doing something adventurous and building the small farm we had always dreamed of. So we retired early and moved to the Los Lagos region of Chile to stay at a friends vacation home to explore and see if we could find our dream farm.


From Bermuda to Toronto to Sweden: Fresh Presse

09 May, 2016 13:05  Erin Erin

Fresh Presse Hello! My name is Sara Graham – an editor, yoga teacher and (brand new) author of How To Make Big Moves: Relocate Without Losing Your Mind. I was born and raised in Bermuda before leaving to attend a Canadian university. After I graduated, I remained in Toronto for about 15 years. I met my partner, Mario, and, well, read on to find out what happened next!

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My partner is a character artist and his industry is very transient. We met in 2011, when I was living in Toronto and he had just relocated from Italy for work. In 2013, he got offered a job in Prague and I joined him there in early 2014. 16 months later we left for his new opportunity (a video game startup) in Uppsala, Sweden.

2.    How do you make a living?
That has been an interesting experience as a freelance content producer. I have an EU/UK passport, which is helpful but, because of the rules (and headaches) around obtaining a work permit in the Czech Republic, I maintained contract work with companies in the US and Canada. This all worked well because I was still paying taxes in Canada. However, in order to diversify myself in a crowded freelance marketplace, I rebranded my business, while in Prague, to offer email marketing services.



From UK to Vienna and Back Again: My Noah and Me

02 May, 2016 15:48  Erin Erin

Noah and me My name is Lara. I am English. I have just returned to the UK after living in Vienna for two years.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband was posted to Vienna with his job.

2.    How do you make a living?
I am a teacher by trade, but I didn’t work whilst I was in Vienna.



From Cornwall to New Zealand: Going NZ

25 April, 2016 09:06  Erin Erin

Going NZ Going NZ has developed due to my love of travel and of course New Zealand. I am however as English as they come! I love a good cornish pasty instead of a New Zealand pie, I don't tan – I burn and I am often seen in my slippers rather than my Jandals!

But I am a adventurer at heart, growing up in Cornwall (a beautiful part of the country, I know!) I always aspired to travel. I find contentment hard, there is a big world out there and I always think I have to be in it!

1. Why did you move abroad?
Both as a couple and individually we both wanted to experience living in a different country. We woke up one day and thought what have we got to lose? Personally I don't want to live my life with ‘what ifs’ If we didn't do it there and then we knew it wouldn't happen, so we made the leap!  (More)


From the USA to Germany: Royal Little Lambs

18 April, 2016 08:24  Erin Erin

Royal Little Lambs Jennifer holds a M.Ed. in secondary English and is an introvert, geek, military wife, beer connoisseur, foodie, homeschool mom and international traveler.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
We moved to Germany almost 2 years ago when my husband transferred with his job in the US Air Force. We were told we’d be moving to New Jersey, so this was more exciting! It’s always been my dream to travel to or live in Europe.

2.    How do you make a living?
I left my job as an English professor about 10 years ago when I got married and we moved across the US. I began homeschooling my daughter, then we added 2 more girls to our family within 2 years! We now have a son also.



From Venezuela to Vienna: Fun Side of Life

11 April, 2016 08:23  Erin Erin

Fun Side of Life Juan Hola! My name is Juan and I’m a Venezuelan living in Vienna, Austria.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I believe that it doesn’t matter where you come from, we are all striving for the same thing in life and that is to be happy. Regardless of your background, you want to have a nice family, a nice job, health etc.
What culture does, is that it shapes the way you want to get there and it determines the standards of those things.



From South Africa to England to Australia: Proudly South African In Perth

04 April, 2016 07:52  Erin Erin

Reeva in Perth I’m Reeva, originally from South Africa. I moved to England back in 2003 and lived there for 10 years until I decided to migrate to Australia in 2013. We now live in Perth and absolutely love it here!

1. Why did you move abroad?

When I moved from South Africa to England it was because I had finished university and had no idea what sort of job I would be able to find. I had also had my car stolen a couple of months before my final exams and that was the last straw for me. I qualified for a visa for the UK so moved to England where I already had family living. In 2011 my husband and I decided to look at moving to Australia as we wanted to live somewhere sunny and warm!



From the UK to Greece: Kritsa, at the heart of it all

28 March, 2016 09:43  Erin Erin

Kritsa, at the heart of it allHello, I’m Yvonne and together with my husband, Alan bought a refurbished house in Kritsa on the Greek island of Crete in 2001. We enjoy several long trips per year to Kritsa totaling circa five months, the rest of the time we live in a small flat in Wiltshire, UK. We certainly feel we have the best of both worlds.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Alan had a job requiring split shifts so often watched afternoon TV. He always enjoyed a show called ‘A Home In The Sun,’ and enthused about the opportunities abroad. Even though we’d only had one holiday in Crete, he was particularly keen on Greece.


From the USA to Uganda: ChelseaToSea

21 March, 2016 08:29  Erin Erin

ChelseaToSeaMy name is Chelsea, I am from the US and I now live in Kampala, Uganda.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I work in international public health (epidemiology) and have been following the cool diseases around the world for 5 years.  I am now living in Uganda and working on malaria prevention and to increase access to vaccines.

2. How do you make a living?
I work with NGOs who focus on disease prevention.  Right now my research project is in Northern Uganda.  I make the bumpy and dusty 10 hour journey from Kampala to the North about once a month.


De Bordeaux Ă  Chicago: d'ici Ă  lĂ  bas

14 March, 2016 22:10  Erin Erin

from home to there Stéphanie, Française, j’habite à Chicago USA depuis Mai 2015.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?

Pourquoi pas?! Je suis mariée avec un Américain, ce qui me donne cette possibilité géniale de pouvoir vivre en Europe et aux USA, donc il faut en profiter. Mon mari s’est inscrit dans un programme d’études, et j’en avait un peu marre de la France, pas de travail fixe, pas de projets.


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