I was once talking to a family member about how much I love living overseas when the response came “Then why don’t you go back there!” Ok, so I’m picking up on your message. ... More > I make you uncomfortable when I talk about how much I love living outside the United States. Got it.
When my wife and I first moved overseas we’d been married for only two months. We didn’t really have a chance. We were in it from day one. This was not going to be a “when we were young we once lived overseas” kind of experience. We were hooked.
It never dawned on me to write any of it down until now. This book is the result of a little over two year’s writing on a blog I started in August 2010 and it includes carefully selected bits about the expatriate lifestyle.
With any luck there will be lots more to write about in the years to come!< Less
Why Travel When You Can Live There? Thailand is a Travel/Adventure narrative about one author's first time living overseas. Making the move from North America to Southeast Asia is a big leap! Follow... More > along on his journey into the international community, "...the faux pas, the goofs, the gaffs, and being the foreigner who sometimes got it all wrong."< Less
"Living in so many places you realize that there is no paradise that exists on its own. Paradise is what you imagine it to be. For some it would be palm trees and white sandy beaches and... More > drinks with little umbrellas in them – maybe most, in fact. For others it’s a pine forest on the edge of a lake surrounded by steep valleys with snowcapped peaks in the background. It is what you make it – and it’s different for everyone.
Living in paradise doesn’t rob me of this. It’s not like it shatters the image I had of paradise and it turns out it’s just a home like any other home – though it is...
...You can keep the mystery. You can keep the magic. All you have to do is remind yourself every now and then, “Oh my gosh, I live in paradise.” It works. It’s best if you say it out loud."< Less
Why Travel When You Can Live There? Hong Kong is a Travel/Adventure narrative that follows one family through their second experience living overseas. With Thailand as their first expat adventure... More > they are better armed to navigate East Asia and better equipped to more thoroughly enjoy themselves. Follow along as they learn to make themselves at home in one of Asia’s most exciting cities!< Less