GoodMigrations Expert Expats

Moving abroad and looking for expertise? You've come to the right place. Meet some of our Expert Expats – awesome people living abroad and sharing their insider knowledge and tips with the world. Connect with them to get informed before your move, or learn more about this program.
  

Alkeks - GoodMigrations Expert Expats Alkeks Abroad- American Expats in Australia

Courtney

From: United States 
Living in: Brisbane, Australia
Expat Blog: www.alkeksabroad.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alkeksabroad
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alkeksabroad
Bio: Hi, I’m Courtney! My husband and I moved from our home in Texas all the way across the world to Brisbane, Australia in July of 2014. Back home in Texas I was an elementary school teacher; in Australia I spend my time exploring our new home, blogging at Alkeks Abroad and substitute teaching in the neighborhood schools. We are loving our time in the land down under and spend our weekends traveling and exploring this big, beautiful country.
 


 
Laura and Peter- Expats in Australia  

Laura

From: United States 
Living in: Melbourne, Australia
Expat Blog: http://lauraandpeterdownunder.blogspot.com.au
Bio: I am 26 years old and originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. My husband and I moved to Melbourne, Australia in July 2014 for his job. We love living in Australia and have enjoyed getting to explore Melbourne and look forward to traveling as much as possible while we are here. It's not easy to pick up and move to a new country, but it has definitely been worth it.  
 


 
Quantified -Expat in Dubai  

Peter

From: England 
Living in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Expat Blog: https://quantifiedexpat.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pjchambers6 
Facebook: https://facebook.com/peter.chambers.77
Bio: Peter was born and brought up in the Northwest of England and when he finished university he returned to his roots to start his working life. Twenty three years later, in 2013, an opportunity presented itself to swap the rain of Manchester with the constant sunshine of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. How could he refuse? Two years later Peter and his family have settled into their new life in the desert and are embracing everything that the country has to offer them. Of course there have been high points and low points along the way but taking everything into account they are very happy in their new home. Peter is looking forward to sharing his tips with other people contemplating a possible move to Abu Dhabi.
 

Two Weeks in Costa Rica - GoodMigrations Expert Expats
 
Two Weeks in Costa Rica - GoodMigrations Expert Expats  

Jennifer & Matthew

From: United States
Living in: Costa Rica
Expat Blog: http://www.twoweeksincostarica.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/2wksinCR
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwoWeeksInCostaRica
Bio: Jennifer Turnbull and Matthew Houde moved from the United States to Costa Rica in 2013. Always on the lookout for that hidden waterfall or beach, they have lived in eight different towns so far and have explored dozens more. Jennifer and Matthew are the authors of two books on Costa Rica and share articles about traveling and living in Costa Rica on their website.
 

Asa Duffy Exapt in New Zealand
 
Asa Duffy Exapt in New Zealand  

Asa 

From: Sweden 
Living in: New Zealand
Expat Blog: http://beyondthecoastline.com
Bio: I am a Swedish woman who married the love of my life and moved as far from Sweden as you can get -- New Zealand. Moving abroad is not always easy; it can be a huge challenge. I am living a life I never expected. My blog captures my journey and you can follow me through the good and the bad on my adventure of being an expat in New Zealand. 
 


 
Jonny - Philippines Expat - Expert Expats  

Jonny 

From: London, UK 
Living in: Cebu, Philippines
Expat Blog: http://thephilippinesexpat.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jonnyl15
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilippinesexpat
Bio: I moved to The Philippines in 2012, as I was offered a job by a British Digital Agency to work in their Cebu office and jumped at the opportunity. Originally I was only meant to stay for 2 years but I have enjoyed it so much that I'm coming up to 3 years now and still have no plans to leave! In my time here I have explored various exotic islands and fully embraced the Filipino culture (still learning the language though!). I'm certainly a local expert on all aspects of living here and am always happy to share my knowledge. 
  


 
Life with Karlly - GoodMigrations Expert Expat  

Karen & Allyson

From: Philippines 
Living in: Qatar
Expat Blog: http://lifewithkarlly.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/allysonnikole
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifewithkarlly
Bio: We are Karen and Allyson, best of friends living in Doha. This a lifestyle blog created out of fun and boredom last September 2014. We write about anything and everything that piques our interest. We feature hotels and restaurants review, share upcoming events and now started video blogging so that everyone can see and know what to expect here in Doha.
 


 
Drive on the left- expats in London  

Julie & Drew

From: United States
Living in: London, UK
Expat Blog: www.driveontheleft.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/driveonleft
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/driveonleft
Bio: We moved to the UK when Julie's company offered her an expat position in mid-2013. We love London and only miss a few tiny things about New York City (24-hour everything, hot summers, clothes dryers that really work). From London, we spend our free time exploring the world from our new home base and watch copious amounts of The Great British Bake-Off on television!
 


 
The Gobby Brit - GoodMigrations Expert Expats  

Sharon

From: London, UK
Living in: Los Angeles, United States
Expat Blog: http://thegobbybrit.blogspot.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegobbybrit
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegobbybrit 
Bio: I've lived in the USA for almost 21 years now having moved from South London back in 1994 with my then husband and two young children.  The going has been tough at times, the homesickness can be hard, but at the end of the day, I’m loving life in Southern California.  Cultural and language differences were hard to overcome; we truly are two nations divided by a common language and I’ve had struggles in my adopted country, but I’m still here.  My blog is my outlet for the (sometimes) confusing expat life I lead.  The secret is to not take yourself too seriously, and I think my blog shows that and is a means of expressing myself in a funny, candid and sometimes snarky way.
 


 
It Started in LA Expert Expat  

Gwen

From: Australia
Living in: Los Angeles, United States
Expat Blog: http://itstartedinla.com 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gwennyjohn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itstartedinla 
Bio: Gwen was (is!) a normal Aussie girl minding her own business in Sydney. It all started one day in August 2013 when Gwen's husband got a random call asking whether he and the family would consider a move to LA--and if so, could they be there in four weeks. While joking about living the dream in Hollywood she didn't fully expect to be thrust into the Hollwyood and Beverly Hillslife, smack bang in the middle of lifestyles of the rich and famous. Spurred on by friends to blog about her surreal life, she's ready to help answer your questions about making a move to LA. Just please don't ask her how to get a job in Hollywood.  
 


 
Mother Life- Australian Expat living in New York City  

Molley

From: Australia
Living in: New York City, United States
Expat Blog: http://www.amotherlife.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/amotherlife
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMotherLife
Bio: Molley is an Aussie transplant to NYC. She arrived, kicking and screaming with 2 kids, 5yr Grand Master D and 17mo Miss Gremlin in 2005. Her husband, THE KING, was out to conquer the world. She couldn't care less! The Princess, now 25, followed later. Molley has found city life very different and can't understand so many of the current 'mommy' practices. She's held her tongue for long enough and now wants to share her experiences, so you can laugh along with her and maybe share a story or two. You can also find her hiding from the kids and dog on the couch with coffee and chocolate. Shhh don't tell…
 

 

 
Chicago Files Expert Expat  

Cher

From: Canada
Living in: United States
Expat Blog: https://thechicagofiles.wordpress.com
Twitter: twitter.com/seaangel4444  
Bio: Cher grew up in a small town just outside of Toronto, Ontario. Having a fascination with travel from a very young age, Cher has traveled to Australia, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, and many locations in the United States. Cher has always had a sense of humor, feeling this is of the utmost importance, and not to take one’s self too seriously. She enjoys writing about her experiences, often looking for the funny or amusing in everyday situations. Her blog, “The Chicago Files”, is Cher’s Canadian perspective about living in Chicago, Illinois. Cher’s husband is American and finds her Canadian quirkiness “charming” (or so he says)!
 


 
Swiss Wife - Expert Expat  

Swiss Wife

From: England
Living in: Switzerland
Expat Blog: http://www.anexpatwife.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnExpatWife
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnExpatWife
Bio: After leaving London at the age of 34 with my Swiss husband we lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA and now we are in Switzerland.
I love travelling and living around the world has taken me to many places I wouldn't normally get the chance to see. I have now been to 44 countries and 24 states. I love champagne, going to new restaurants, cooking for friends, taking photos on our travels and have been known to play the occasional round of golf...
I decided to start my blog as friends kept telling me I had a positive approach to being an expat and that I should share what I know and what I am doing with others.


 
My Manly Blog - Expats in Australia  

Kerstin

From: Germany
Living in: Manly, Australia
Expat Blog: http://www.mymanlyblog.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mymanlyblog
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mymanlyblog
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mymanlyblog
Bio: My Manly Blog is a blog about Expat life on the Northern Beaches. I moved to Australia in December 2013 and decided to share my adventures, experiences, adventures and challenges on this blog. I love the Northern Beaches, the sound of the ocean, good coffee, odd movies, yoga, my work (search marketing) and surfing.


 
Little Island Takara Expat Blog by Laura  

Laura

From: Puerto Rico
Living in: Okinawa, Japan
Expat Blog: http://www.littleislandtakara.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleislandtakara
Twitter: https://twitter.com/littleislandtkr
Bio: Hi! I'm Laura. My husband, who's a US Marine, got orders to Okinawa, Japan in 2012. After being married for only four months we moved all the way to the other side of the world! We speak English, Spanish, and a tiny bit of Japanese. We love spending our time exploring this beautiful island we call home and of course traveling through Asia. My blog is where I document all of our travel and adventures. 

 

The Smalls Abroad with Lillian Smalls
 
The Smalls Abroad with Lillian Smalls  

Lillian

From: Canada
Living in: Paris, France
Expat Blog: www.lilliansmall.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesmallsabroad
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesmallsabroad
Bio: Lillian is a Canadian engineer turned expat wife who accepted a life of change and uncertainty abroad. She created The Smalls Abroad to share her favourite photographs, stories and advice on the expat life and travel. She loves to cook and bake, learn new things, stay active through Crossfit and plan her next travel adventure.

Accidental Australian- American expat in Australia
Accidental Australian- American expat in Australia  

Katie

From: United States
Living in: Sydney, Australia
Expat Blog: https://theaccidentalaustralian.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theaccidentalaustralian/
Bio: Katie is an American expat who now calls Sydney, Australia, home. The Accidental Australian is a guide to help other expats, backpackers, and travelers get started down under, and to provide travel and money-saving tips. When not writing, Katie works for a not-for-profit, and enjoys travel and running.

My two cents: Travel as much as you can without regret, and pause to see the humor in the little things.

Bright Lights of America- Expats in San Francisco

 

Bright Lights of America- Expats in San Francisco

 

Katherine

From: Sydney, Australia
Living in: San Francisco, United States
Expat Blog: http://www.brightlightsofamerica.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/krasf
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/expatsintheusa
Bio: Hi, I’m Katherine and I moved to San Francisco in 2015. This is my second expat jaunt – I spent some time living in London in 2009 and loved the experience. In a former career, I was a newspaper and online journalist, so it made sense that I’d start a blog when I moved to the US. I try to cover the gamut of the expat experience over in San Francisco – from what to expect when you’re looking for a home, to building credit history, and making new friends. There are lots of travel ideas thrown in for good measure too!

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