Expat Life

  • Two Years On

    Two Years On
  • Life in London: August 2018

    Life in London: August 2018
  • Life in London: July 2018

    Life in London: July 2018
  • Life in London: June 2018

    Life in London: June 2018

London Day Trip: Hiking the Seven Sisters

It is a rare occurrence that I will willingly wake up before 6AM. Very rare. But on a Sunday in September, I did just that (with the help of Andrew of course) to set out on a bus-train-bus journey for a London day trip hiking the Seven Sisters. The Seven…

Halloween in London

Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. Growing up, it was so fun to pick a costume idea and run around the neighbourhood with the special witch trick-or-treating bag my mom made for me, checking out the spooky decorations and everyone’s costumes. While it may be beginning to…

Stranger Things in London

Andrew finally got me to watch Stranger Things over the past week or so. The timing is not surprising as the new season came out today, but who would have known it would be so well-timed for a couple of Londoners? There are a lot of Stranger Things in London…

Lake Como and Bellagio, Italy Travel Guide

Ever since I saw Star Wars Episode II at the movie theatre, I have dreamt of visiting Lake Como, Italy. That such an incredibly beautiful place could exist on this earth, let alone this galaxy, was amazing to me. I needed to see it with my own eyes. Luckily for…

5 Not-so-Obvious Tips for Americans Moving to London

Though we share a language, things can feel pretty different when you move from the US to London. Many blogs and articles will offer you thoughtful and very practical tips on moving from America to London, I wanted to share some not-so-obvious tips for American expats moving to London that…

Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and Oxford Day Tour

Over the summer, a Groupon deal for a day coach tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, the Cotswolds and Oxford was posted to one of the expat Facebook groups. The tour was half-off and a great way to see some places we hadn’t seen yet without a car and with guided narration.…

A Year On

This post comes a couple weeks late, but better late than never!  I have really enjoyed looking back at the posts I wrote about adjusting to expat life when we first moved, so for the sake of being able to remember how I felt about spending a full year abroad,…