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Why We Travel with Our Kids

Our kids are getting older now, but when they were babies, we often got raised eyebrows when we told others about our travels.  Many wondered why we were taking our kids halfway around the world when they wouldn’t remember the trip.  Initially our motivation to continue to travel with kids was selfish – we didn’t want to stop.  However, time …

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57 Countries in Photos

Between Paul and I, we have been to 57 countries.  Well we think it is 58.  There are a whole bunch of places that are not quite countries (French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Vatican City, etc) that we have visited, but we are not counting as separate sovereign nations. We actually have a spreadsheet where Paul keeps track of the countries …

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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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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 …