Expat Life

  • My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving

    My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving
  • Life in London: September and October 2018

    Life in London: September and October 2018
  • Two Years On

    Two Years On
  • Life in London: August 2018

    Life in London: August 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

After visiting Loch Ness, exploring the Isle of Skye, and making our way back southwards via Glencoe and the Tossachs, we arrived in Edinburgh on a Sunday evening for the last day of our Scottish adventure with my parents. This beautiful city was the perfect backdrop for the end of…

Isle of Skye to Edinburgh via Fort William

This post is a special post – it marks the 100th post on basicbonvivant.com. Thank you so much for visiting, reading and following along. It has been a blast to share this very unique time in our lives with you and I hope you’ve found it useful for your own…

Life in London: June 2018

June was a strange month for us in London. For me, the month started and ended far from London and we were focused on work, visitors and hike preparations. Here are some photos and thoughts from this month! June in London This spring, it has felt like each week is…

A Taste of Home: PF Chang’s Asian Table

As I mentioned here, I have always wanted to incorporate more food content into this blog. Food is not only a huge part of travel, but also a part of the expat experience. Food can be an incredible comfort when you’re far from home and recreating a favorite dish can…

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye in Scotland had been on our travel bucket list since we first arrived in the UK. This almost mystical, beautiful part of Scotland was an area we hoped to explore by car, so instead of our usual weekend whirlwind trip, we booked three nights there with…

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye via Loch Ness

Our trip to Scotland was a special one. Instead of just the two of us taking off an expat adventure, we met my parents in Edinburgh and the four of us hit the road to explore more of the Highlands and Isle of Skye. We’d been to Scotland and the…

Life in London: May 2018

Well, May flew by, as anticipated. Though we didn’t spend all that much time in London this May, we took advantage of the moments we had here. Thanks to visitors, spring weather and the Royal Wedding, we made the most of May in London! May in London This month, the…