From New York to Sydney: Suzy Q Down Under

20 April, 2015 08:06  Erin Erin

Suzy Q My name is Susan Minihane. I grew up in New York state, lived in Manhattan and Silicon Valley California and now I live in Sydney, Australia.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I moved abroad for some adventure and to live outside the box. When we first were married we almost took a year off to travel the world. Instead we did the practical thing - bought a house and had children. Ten years later, when my husband was considering switching jobs, we decided he'd look for work overseas. Initially our goal was to move to mainland Europe. However, a great job came up in Sydney, Australia and we moved there (here). Many expats get transferred to countries by their jobs. We chose to move abroad consciously and willingly.


From Australia to USA and back again: Xpatriate Games

01 September, 2014 10:16  Erin Erin

Xpatriate GamesMy name is Sophia and am currently living it up in Canberra, Australia. I am a Free Range Human who loves all things family, food and travel.

Even after living in six different countries and changing school seven times, I still want to see more!

I am forever plotting, preparing, arranging, scheduling family vacations and adventures wherever I can for my party of three (the husband, Tweeny and I). I blog at http://xpatriategames.blogspot.com.au/


From New Zealand to England and back again: Sandysviews

16 June, 2014 10:39  Erin Erin

Sandysviews I'm Sandy of Sandysviews blog. Sandy isn't a girls name, Sandi is a girls name. Sandy is the Scottish abbreviation of Alexander which is my real name, but everyone calls me Sandy. I'm a New Zealander who spent 22 years in England.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I was going to go travelling when I left the army, but I didn't. Instead I waited until I should have been settling down and buying a house. I went abroad because I felt like I'd made a mess of everything in New Zealand. I ran away to see what I could make out of a life overseas.


From the south of France to Spain to Australia: enSALADes

03 March, 2014 09:01  Erin Erin

Helene enSALADesHello! Bonjour! Hola! My name is Helene from enSALADes. I am originally from the south of France. I spent 4 years in Spain and 6 years in Oz and now am Australian citizen.

1. Why did you move abroad?
At first I was quite reluctant to move abroad to finish my degree. I moved to Spain for 4 months and ended up spending 4 years in Barcelona. When I had everything I wanted, I realized I was ready for another challenge. I decided to quit my job and moved to Sydney. I recently relocated to windy Perth in Western Australia with the feeling it won’t be my last move…


From Canada to New Zealand: CanuckiwiKate

09 May, 2013 09:28  Erin Erin

CanuckiwiKate pic Kia ora, I'm Kate! I'm Canadian (we're affectionately known as Canucks, although I haven't actually figured out why) and I've been living in New Zealand since January 2009. After all that time living with and teaching little ones, I think I've become a bit of a Kiwi myself, so when I started my blog in January 2012, I called it CanuckiwiKate.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I'd always wanted to be a teacher. I started my Bachelor of Arts with the intention of doing a concurrent Bachelor of Education, beginning in second year. When I sent my application for the concurrent program away at the end of first year, knowing that you needed a 75% overall average to be considered, I joking told everyone "if I don't get in, I'll just go overseas and study."   My average came out at a 74%. All of the sudden, I now had 3 years to figure out my next move, which after lots of research, lead me to New Zealand. It was meant to be, and moving here was one of the best decisions I ever made.


From Havana to Miami to Melbourne: Stumble Down Under

11 April, 2013 09:01  Erin Erin

stumble down under My name is Cosette Paneque. I was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States during the Mariel boatlift in 1981 when I was two years old. I was raised in Miami, FL and now reside in Melbourne.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I fell in love with an Australian man. (More)


Da Roma alla Polinesia: Edilsognocontinua

18 March, 2013 09:10  Erin Erin

edilsognocontinua flowers Ho lavorato fino alla cinquantina come architetto, 'mère cèlibataire' di un ragazzo oramai uomo con una buona professione avviata. Dopo una vita ricca di responsabilita' ho felicemente perduto il lavoro (che era interessante e non avrei mai pensato di lasciare), un primo momento di disorientamento, poi mi sono indirizzata verso la mia grande passione: andare alla scoperta del mondo!

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
Ho inizianto a viaggiare come  coordinatore di AVVENTURE NEL MONDO quando le cose non andavano bene al mio lavoro, poi i singoli viaggi non mi sono piu' bastati ed ho deciso di partire per un lungo periodo; il mio progetto prevedeva una prova di quasi un anno che ho raccontato nel mio primo blog www.ilgrandesognodimanu.wordpress.com, ero partita per trasferirmi a vivere in Nuova Caledonia, ho poi scoperto la dimensione itinerante che mi e' molto piaciuta, adesso giro, mi sposto da un'isola all'altra, da uno stato all'altro, seguendo il bel tempo e facendo attenzione ai miei ritmi personali.


From Kansas to New Zealand: My Views of New Zealand

11 March, 2013 09:51  Erin Erin

my views of new zealand family My name is Betty and I moved from Kansas in the US to New Zealand in 2006.

1. Why did you move abroad?

In 2003, I joined a forum board and became friends with a lot of people all over the world, including my (now) husband  who lived in NZ. After about 3 years of PMs, emails, IMs, Webcam-ing and telephone calls, I decided to take a chance for once in my live and move to New Zealand.  We got married in a boat off the coast of New Plymouth, Taranaki, in 2006 and had fish and chips on the beach for a reception.


From Indonesia to Scotland to Australia: Finally Woken

10 December, 2012 08:41  Erin Erin

finally woken Anita McKay is a trailing spouse who loves traveling, food, cat, photography and architecture, although not necessarily in that particular order. Born and bred in Indonesia, she went to Sydney, Australia, to finish her master’s degree  – her first taste of being an expat – before going back to Indonesia to work. In 2007 she moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, got married, and settled there for more than 2 years. Just right at the time when she started to understand the Scottish accents, she and her husband had to move again to the most isolated city in the world. She’s been living in Perth, Australia, since November 2009 with her husband and Xander, their 1 year-old cat that’s also a known as the lizard hunter.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I met my then-boyfriend when both of us were working in Indonesia. After 3 years he decided to take a job back in Aberdeen, Scotland, and asked me to move with him. It took me a year before I decided to leave Indonesia and move to Scotland.


From Michigan to Melbourne: Keys Down Under

12 November, 2012 08:32  Erin Erin

Keys Down Under I’m Aubree Keys. I’m originally from Michigan, but my husband and I moved from Denver, Colorado to Melbourne, Australia at the end of April, 2011.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband Zack works with an IT consulting firm, and he accepted a job transfer to Australia.

2. How do you make a living?
I was a fulltime teacher back in the United States, and I didn’t work outside the home when we first moved abroad. Now I’m a casual relief (substitute) teacher, employed through an agency.


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