The 10 Worst Things About Expat Life

I’m not going to lie to you. Expat life can be challenging. And it isn’t for you if you’re easily frustrated, inflexible, or rigidly set in your ways. Today we’re looking at the darker side of the expat expe...

The 10 Best Things About Expat Living

“Why live abroad? What’s so great about that?” I get this question a lot from my homebound friends. And so I thought I’d give you a Top 10 list of the very best aspects of expat living, in no particular orde...

What If You Get Homesick?

“Don’t you get homesick living so far away?” “No, never,” I said. I was at an event back in Canada, signing copies of Vagabond Dreams in a local bookshop, and talk had turned to life abroad. “So you do...

Benefits of a Second Passport

One of the biggest issues that expats have to deal with is residency. Obviously, residency permits differ by country, and you’ll need to research this thoroughly before you make a move. But there’s a major “...
Living in Another Country

How to Find Your Place in the Sun

I’ve heard so many horror stories about folks who sold their homes and cashed in all their chips to move to their dream “place in the sun,” only to realize they absolutely hated it and wanted to move back home ...
Library of Alexandria

Egypt: Where It All Began

Today, with the reconstruction of its ancient library, the city of Alexandria represents the firmly planted roots of what we—the West—have become. Its history has come full circle once more. Those are the forces that built the High Dam at Aswan, and those are the forces that are now struggling to take over modern Egypt even as its consciousness clings so deeply to the mysteries of its past.
Modern Home Meets Ancient Bridge in Donegal

My Irish Shades of Green

On a trekking journey across Ireland, technically Irish author Ryan Murdock sets off to discover his genetic roots.

The Expat Life

I live on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean. I didn’t know anything about the place before we moved here, just the name. I flew over with my wife to look at rental places, fell in love with this 400-year...