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EMERALD CITY TO “KANSAS”: Lynne Door on seeing the Wizard of Expat Life and returning home too early

Welcome to “Emerald City to ‘Kansas,’” a series in which we focus on expatriate-into-repatriate stories. Today’s subject is Lynne Door, a graphic designer and self-proclaimed “typophile” who runs her own business specializing in branding, web design and print. Originally from New England, Lynne is now based in California, but she also managed to squeeze in […]

EMERALD CITY TO “KANSAS”: Amy Rogerson on seeing the Wizard of Expat Life and returning home (for just six months)

Welcome to “Emerald City to ‘Kansas,’” a series in which we focus on expatriate-into-repatriate stories. This month our subject is Amy Rogerson, an Englishwoman who blogs at The Tide That Left about trailing her husband (aka “Mr Tide”), at breathless pace, all around the globe. The couple now live in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, […]

EMERALD CITY TO “KANSAS”: Linda Janssen on seeing the Wizard of Expat Life and returning home

Welcome to “Emerald City to ‘Kansas,’” a brand new series in which we focus on expatriate-into-repatriate stories. To kick it off, we are delighted to have Linda Janssen at the Displaced Nation for the first time. As many of you know, she blogs at Adventures in Expatland and is the author of  The Emotionally Resilient […]

A spoonful of imagination helps the expat life go down: In tribute to our 7 columnists

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, as summer draws to its inevitable close, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the talented individuals who write columns for us from an expat or otherwise displaced perspective. Curiouser and curiouser! If it weren’t for them, we’d know a great deal less about the contours of the kind […]

THE ACCIDENTAL EXPAT: A privileged and always fascinating life in the Middle East

Today we welcome a new columnist, Indra Chopra, to the Displaced Nation. Born in India, Indra embraced the life of a trailing spouse as the means to become an international creative, as she will explain. —ML Awanohara Growing up, I fantasized about being an expat one day. In the words of travel writer Pico Iyer: […]

4 observations after 3 years of holding up a mirror to expat (& repat) life

Earlier this month, I wrote a post in celebration of the Displaced Nation’s third birthday, which occurred on April 1st. For three years we’ve held up a mirror, as it were, to what we’ve been calling the displaced life, writing and commissioning posts on what motivates people to venture across borders to travel and live. […]

Up, up and away: The Displaced Nation turns three today (no foolin’!)

Wal-lah! The Displaced Nation is turning three today. Yes, our birthday is April 1st—no foolin’! To celebrate, we would like to invite you to a virtual “hot air balloon” party. Yes, a hot air balloon party—no foolin’ on that score either, though you could have fooled me as I had never heard of such a […]