• Homeschooling COVID-19 This too will pass – coping with COVID-19 uncertainty Coping with stuff you didn’t expect, and want to run from, is hard!  When we least expect it, stuff happens. Our holiday goes down the tube, our house gets burgled, our freezer full of yummy food for the party fails, or worse, COVID-19 strikes! Coping with the uncertainty of COVID-19 and what it will bring…
  • Coronavirus displacement Q&A – Coronavirus displacement Russell Phillips and his family have been temporarily displaced due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. Russell and his wife Jess, are teachers at the American International School of Guangzhou. They have three children who also attend the school in grades four, two and kindergarten. This is a Q&A with Russell focused on their families…
  • Nationalism isn’t really the go for expats! The world appears to be in flux at the moment. The current worldwide rise in xenophobia and nationalism really doesn’t jell well with the expat experience. When you are living an international life it is tough to understand why people are so keen on nationalism. It’s hard to find any expats who support the idea.…
  • Online Shopping Expat giving – The worlds best online shopping It is time to step away from Amazon! Today we are bringing you the worlds best online shopping. We have curated a great selection of online stores that ship worldwide. YAY FOR TODAY has scoured the internet for smaller more independent brands that will deliver something a little different to the large online retailers’ offer.…
  • Expat giving – Keeping it sustainable There is a lot of truth to the old saying ‘it’s the thought that counts’. With a little thought and planning, it is easy to make your Christmas gift giving meaningful, memorable and more sustainable. Sustainable giving is a goal we can all work towards and is something we should to be especially mindful of…
  • Expat Emotions If you’re here, it’s likely that you know moving to a new country can bring a huge mix of emotions. There’s excitement, nervousness, fear, and even grief of the life we left wherever we’re moving from.  When I moved to Dubai in 2018, I knew it’d be an adjustment. But for some reason, I figured…
  • sending gifts home Expat giving – Sending gifts home the easy way! New Zealand actor living in Hollywood Kimberley Crossman knows first hand the hassle and disappointment of sending gifts home for Christmas only for them to not arrive. “I was devastated. I’d raced around the shops, bought and wrapped a tonne of gifts for my family at home and they never got there. They cost loads…
  • lonely expat What can you do if you hate where you are living? Years ago when we were a whole lot younger we moved to Jakarta. We chose Jakarta over a few other places because we had lived in Kuala Lumpur and loved it. For reasons unknown we thought they would be similar. Three months in we hated it. Admitting you hate where you are living can be…