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THE PERIPATETIC EXPAT: Against the wind, becoming a repatriate

When Sally Rose first started this column, her most perplexing issue was where to go next after five years of being based in Santiago, Chile. But then a devastating personal tragedy struck and she had no choice but to return to the United States. In this month’s post, she reports on her transition. —ML Awanohara […]

THE PERIPATETIC EXPAT: Going home again due to a devastating personal loss

We expats may sound like we’re living in a dream or fairy tale, but many of us have lived through nightmares, too. Last time we heard from Sally, her story was running along the lines of her wonderlanded interview for this site. Having spent five years in Santiago, Chile, she was in need of new […]

THE PERIPATETIC EXPAT: Can I go “home” again?

Once upon a time, Sally Rose was happily settled in Santiago, Chile (as described in her wonderlanded interview for this site). But then five years passed, and she got itchy feet. She took a half-year sojourn in Europe trying to figure it out. So, is Santiago still “home”? Let’s see how Sally feels upon her […]

THE PERIPATETIC EXPAT: Where to next? The $64,000 question

Sally Rose was once happily settled in Santiago, Chile, as she described in her wonderlanded interview with us last year. But then five years went by, and she got itchy feet. Let’s hear some more about her attempt to answer the question: where to next? —ML Awanohara Where to next? That’s the $64,000 question. If […]

THE PERIPATETIC EXPAT: Can an expat also have itchy feet?

Sally Rose, who was one of last year’s Wonderlanded guests, recently confessed to me that she’s a perpetually perplexed peripatetic expat. We decided she needed her own column to explain this contradiction in terms. This is her first attempt. Enjoy! —ML Awanohara Hello, Displaced Nationers! I’ve been an expat for five years. That’s if you […]

For this peripatetic Argentine, now an expat in Queensland, a picture says…

Welcome back to our series “A picture says…”, created to celebrate expats and other global residents for whom photography is a creative outlet. The new series host is English expat, blogger, writer, world traveler and photography enthusiast James King, who blogs at Jamoroki and truly believes a camera is a mirror with memory… Greetings, Displaced […]

BOOKLUST, WANDERLUST: Expat creatives recommend books for the (not quite) end of summer

Attention displaced bookworms! Our book review columnist, Beth Green, has canvassed several international creatives for some recommendations of books that suit the various end-of-summer scenarios those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere will soon be in (if we aren’t already!). Hello Displaced Nationers! I’ve traveled quite a bit this summer, and now I’m […]

BOOKLUST, WANDERLUST: 6 writers talk expat- and travel-themed books: last year’s faves, this year’s must-reads

Attention displaced bookworms! Our book review columnist, Beth Green, an American expat in Prague (she is also an Adult Third Culture Kid), has canvassed several international creatives for their favorite expat- and travel-themed books of 2015, along with what’s on their bedside tables in 2016. Hello, Displaced Nationers! Last month I wrote to you about […]

BECAUSE WE (ALMOST) MISSED IT: Best of expat nonfiction 2015

As some readers may recall, I posted, at the end of January, a “best of” list of fiction works by, for, and about expats and other international creatives that came out in 2015. I know, I know, it should have come out in early December. And now it’s nearly the end of February, and I […]

BOOKLUST, WANDERLUST: 11 Expat- and Travel-themed Books to Expand Our Horizons in 2016

Attention displaced bookworms! Our book review columnist, Beth Green, an American expat in Prague (she is also an Adult Third Culture Kid), is back with her personal picks for expat- and travel-themed books to watch for in 2016. Hello again, Displaced Nationers! It’s been quite a long time since I last wrote to you here. […]