Expat Life

Rediscovering My Home Country of South Africa

After quitting our jobs, my husband and I we ventured out to experience life in Thailand. After teaching and exploring Asia, we returned home for a short hiatus. Thereafter we made the best decision ever, to explore our own cou...


Things to Consider When Relocating

When our attempted move from Thailand to Taiwan turned into an epic fail, we tried to figure out why.  Our initial relocation to Thailand had gone off smoothly as well as my move to Seoul years ago before I was married.  Now ...



How to Land a Job Teaching English in Paradise

While English teaching jobs are a dime a dozen, finding a job in a beautiful place is not quite as easy.  When it comes to Asia, the big, polluted cities have plenty of positions to go around.  But as soon you seek to live ou...


Tips on How to Cure Expat Isolation Abroad

So you’ve packed up your life, said farewell to your family only to feel slightly homesick a few months later.   You miss your friends, you feel isolated as a foreigner in your new land and long for the cuisine your mom use...



Working Around the World as a Divemaster – Part 2: Getting Certified

In part one of this series I highlighted how the Divemaster qualification can provide employment opportunities all over the world, help you replenish your RTW travel fund, and allow you to explore some of the most pristine envi...


Living Abroad: The Business of House Hunting

Once you have decided to linger a little longer in a chosen country and dig your roots deeper into a city you would like to call home, it’s time to find more permanent shelter.  Beach huts, tents and bungalows big enough for...



10 Tips to Help You Find Work Abroad

Finding work abroad can seem like a daunting task; you’re in a foreign country with no support network and no one to put in a good word for you. But in reality, finding work overseas is as easy as job-hunting at home – you ...


Working Around the World As A Divemaster – Part I

Want to travel long term but don’t want to do a nine-to-five job? Adapting to your new surroundings and taking on varied roles are often the best way to secure short term paid employment as you explore the world. There ar...



5 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Live Abroad

Initially the mere thought of leaving your beloved family and everything you know may seem daunting, but the more you mull over the thought of change, the more appealing it becomes. I needed no excuse to quit my job other than ...


You Know You’re An Expat When…

When moving to a new country, there’s an invisible line drawn between the time you were a tourist on vacation and the moment you become an expat. One minute you’re lazing on the beach, expending all your energy sightseeing ...