North America


From the USA to Mazatlán: Ventanas Mexico

12 June, 2017 09:33  Erin Erin

Kerry in Mexico

Hola!  I’m Kerry and I live in Mazatlán, Mexico, a great working Mexican city on the Pacific coast of Mexico. I moved here about four years ago.

1. Why did you move abroad?
At the time, it was largely financial. I wanted to save money without sacrificing quality of life. I also love the Spanish language (and the English language for that matter). Since then, the reasons have only accumulated.

Every time I have to go back to the United States for business reasons, I add a few more. There are so many negative things going on in the U.S now that it hurts to watch. Mexico, on the other hand, is a forward-moving train. The overall energy on the streets is one of optimism.
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From Switzerland to NYC: Food Etcaetera

01 May, 2017 10:59  Erin Erin

Food Etc My name is Amy (Food Etcaetera on the Internet), and I moved from the French part of Switzerland to New York City two years ago.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband got the opportunity to be transferred from his job in Zurich, Switzerland, to New York City. We had lived there for 6 months in 2013 – and absolutely loved it - so we didn’t think much before starting to pack our stuff.

2. How do you make a living?
I was lucky enough to get (or clever enough to ask for) one of the only spouse visas which allows the wifey to work in the United States. I waited a few months before getting it and after that, I was authorized to work for any company in the United States. I explored a few opportunities and I now work as a brand creative, managing visual projects for a big American fashion brand.

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Da Italia a Houston: The Storm and the Rainbow

17 April, 2017 09:35  Erin Erin

Frederica Houston

Ciao! Mi chiamo Federica, in arte Pitu’ e sono toscana (pistoiese di nascita e fiorentina di adozione). Adesso vivo a Houston in Texas, USA.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
Mi sono trasferita 10 anni fa a Londra per lavoro. All’epoca cercavo solo di farmi un’esperienza all’estero di un anno a due, per poi tornare in Italia con un curriculum piu’ forte. Per una serie di fortunati e sfortunati eventi, non sono mai tornata in Italia. Tre anni fa, io e la mia famiglia ci siamo trasferiti qua a Houston.

2. Come ti guadagni da vivere?
Sono una ricercatrice sul cancro e lavoro a MD Anderson Cancer Center.            
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From Australia to San Francisco: Bright Lights of America

09 January, 2017 09:39  Erin Erin

Kat Bright Lights USA Hi, I’m Kat (or Katherine when I’m in trouble), an Australian expat now on my second stint living overseas. I started off in London back in 2008 and have been loving travel ever since.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
It began as short adventures to Europe, visiting my Dad’s family in Malta as I grew up. Then in 2005 I travelled through Europe and that was the end of any chance I had of staying in Sydney forever. I was hooked. I ended up finding a job in San Francisco and moving to the US in mid-2015 and have had a fantastic time so far.

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From Australia to Canada: Hayley on Holiday

12 September, 2016 22:02  Erin Erin

Haley on holiday I am Hayley, an Australian expat currently living in Vancouver, Canada. I call Townsville in Australia home, although I have also lived in Brisbane and Melbourne in recent years.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I have always been interested in living in another country, but it wasn’t until 2013, when I was struggling with both work and life that I decided to take the leap. There was no particular reason behind my moving abroad, it was more just a “why not” situation. I returned home at the end of 2014, then decided to return to Canada in mid-2016.
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From Germany to the USA: German in America

18 July, 2016 13:12  Erin Erin

German in AmericaHi, I am Natalie from Germany, living in the United States now. My home base is Arizona, but I travel a lot and I am just spending my fourth season up in Alaska.

1.     Why did you move abroad?
Business and Love! I met my (now) husband in Zimbabwe and finally followed him to the States (he is American) as we decided to start our own adventure overlanding company running trips from Las Vegas all the way up to Alaska in a converted school bus.

2.     How do you make a living?
I already mentioned my own business called Infinite Adventures (www.infiniteadv.com). We run trips in Alaska, Canada and the Western USA in a converted school bus doing all kinds of fun stuff: hiking, kayaking, camping and trying to find as many animals as possible: nothing better than seeing grizzlies, wolves, breaching orcas and all that good stuff while you are working!
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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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From Cambridge to Toronto: Brown Bear Travels

25 January, 2016 10:37  Erin Erin

brown bear travels We’re Emma and Stewart from Cambridge, England now living in Toronto, Canada. We like chocolate, pizza and our foster cats. Since living in Toronto, we’ve discovered a liking for poutine and beaver tails, whilst also developing a keener appreciation for the coming of Spring!

1.    Why did you move abroad?
We love travelling and liked the idea of living somewhere else for a bit and really getting to experience a new way of life so we looked into Working Holiday visas. The options were limited really to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Canada offered lots of things we like when going on holiday: the great outdoors, mountains, lakes and wildlife with the added advantage of being that bit closer to home. Every single person we know who has visited raved about it, so we always knew we’d have a great time.

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From France to Canada to around the world: Correr Es Mi Destino

28 December, 2015 07:45  Erin Erin

Juliiette Giannesini Canada My name is Juliette but you can call me “Zhu”, my Chinese name. I am one of these people who drag a battered backpack all over the world. Yes, there is a Canadian flag on it—I adopted this country as my new home in 2004.
I was born and raised in France and when I am not traveling the world, I live in Ottawa, Canada, with my husband and our French-Chinese-Canadian son.

1. Why did you move abroad?
It was a three-step process: 1) Travel around Latin America with a Canadian backpacker 2) Fall in love with said backpacker 3) Start a new life in Canada with him!

More seriously, I was born and raised in France and I caught the travel bug at the age of 16, when I spent a summer session in a university in Beijing, China. After I graduated from high school, I said “au revoir la France!”. Over the past 15 years, I worked in Hong Kong, backpacked all over Central and South America, South-East Asia, Australia, New-Zealand, China… and chose Canada as my home base, because everybody needs a home, somewhere!
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From Ukraine to Tennessee: Wordly

14 December, 2015 07:25  Erin Erin

Worldly Hello! My name is Alisa Kaiser and I was born and raised in eastern Ukraine. I enjoy living my crazy life and right now am residing in the beautiful city of Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My big move happened on November 21, 2014 and I have no regrets. I did a couple of foreign exchange programs in the USA during high school and college and was happy to be back. This time, I was coming back to the crazy wonderful husband of mine.
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