December 2017 Expat Update

December is probably the hardest month of the year to be living overseas.  While Christmas and New Years are such special times, we certainly felt the loss of being so far away.  You can read our November Expat Update here. The end of the year is always a time to reflect back on the year and we have really grown …

Expat Life: Being a Trailing Spouse

A few years ago I stumbled upon the term, “trailing spouse” to describe an expat spouse who ends up overseas due to their partner’s work arrangements.  While a feel like an equal partner in our decision to move overseas, it has certainly changed my day-to-day life a lot. As a trailing spouse, I play a supporting role.  I support my …

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October 2017 Expat Update

October was an incredibly busy month and I really haven’t had time to digest it all yet.  It started with our incredible trip to Papua New Guinea and a visis from my brother and his family.  But we also experienced the absolute hardest thing about living overseas: being away from family. Read: our September Expat Update Highlights of October Double …

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September 2017 Expat Update

I am writing this update from the Pacific Ocean as we sail from Australia to PNG (Papua New Guinea) aboard the P&O Pacific Eden.  I can’t help but feel like we are a bit spoiled with all the travel we have been doing.  We haven’t been back in Australia even two months and we are off on this little holiday.  …

August 2017 Expat Update

August has taken us from Canada to Japan and back to Australia, so it has been a busy month.  We wrapped up our 6 week trip to Canada, had 10 days to explore Japan for the first time and happily returned to our life here in Melbourne.  You can read our July update to hear all about our time in …

July 2017 Expat Update

As I look back through my photos from our 6 week visit to Canada, I am amazed by all that we have done.  The obvious highlight has to be seeing family and friends who we have missed, but we have also done some touristy Canadian things and enjoyed typical Canadian summer traditions.  Most of all, visiting Canada has given us …