What Living as an Expat in Berlin is Really Like

Living in Berlin: What it's really like

Hey guys! Welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what it’s like to live as an expat in cities around the world. Our latest interview is with Natalye, a California native who lives as an expat in Berlin with her German husband and son. Here, Natalye describes public nudity, her obsession with German baked … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Scotland Is Really Like

Living in Scotland as an expat: What's it really like?

For this month’s American Expats series, we’re talking to Camila, a Canadian travel writer living in Scotland. (P.S. I may need to change the name of this series.) Here, she talks about celebrating Burns night, understanding the thick Scottish accent, and her tips for finding other expats in Scotland. Camila’s background: I was born in … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Kyrgyzstan is Really Like

What living in Kyrgyzstan is really like

Today, our American Expats series takes us to Kyrgyzstan where we meet Brittany, an English teacher living in Kyrgyzstan with her husband and daughter. We talked about living in Central Asia’s only democracy, raising a baby abroad, and the one way Kyrgyzstan is surprisingly similar to Colorado… Brittany’s background: My husband and I got married in June 2013 … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Madrid is Really Like

What living in Madrid is really like

For this month’s American Expats series, our next stop is Spain. Cat Gaa, a Chicago native, moved to Seville, Spain, in 2007, and is now living in Madrid with her Spanish husband and young son (with another on the way!). Here, she talks about churros, unique Spanish festivals, and walking the Camino. Cat’s background: Straight … Read more

What Living as an Expat in France is Really Like

What living in France is really like

Today, for my American Expats series, I’m chatting with Diane, a New Jersey native who has been living in France since 2012. Here, she shares about French style, cheek kisses, and the honest ups and downs of living in France as an expat. I’ve followed Diane since 2012, and highly recommend her blog for advice on living … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Mexico City Is Really Like

What living in Mexico City is really like

Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Laura, a freelance writer and blogger who has been living in Mexico City for two and a half years. Here, she talks about celebrating the Day of the Dead, learning Spanish, and … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Norway is Really Like

What living in Norway is really like

Hey guys! Happy New Year and welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities and countries around the world. Next up we have Silvia, a Norwegian-American who is living in Norway. Silvia is one of my favorite bloggers so I can’t wait to share her story here. Here, … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Germany is Really Like

What living in Hamburg, Germany, is really like

Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up we have our first Germany-based expat — Jordan! Jordan has been living in Germany (Hamburg, specifically) for almost two years. Here, she talks about local German beers, the hip warehouse district, and how everything is … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Sweden is Really Like

What living in Stockholm as an expat is really like

Welcome to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Today Kate will be sharing about the ups and downs of living in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm seems like a gorgeous, livable city so I loved hearing her take on living there as an expat. Kate is Canadian, … Read more

What Living as an Expat in the Czech Republic is Really Like

What living in the Czech Republic as an expat is really like

Welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Today we’re speaking to Cynthia, an English teacher expat living in the Czech Republic — specifically, České Budějovice, a small city in Bohemia. Ahead, she talks about quirky Czech fashion, the live-and-let-live Bohemian lifestyle, and her … Read more