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Hear from expat families and experts around the world. Learn how to get visas, make money, find jobs and resettle abroad. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what everyday life with kids is really like in different countries, and get the answers you need to go from day dreaming to international move making... Because life is too short to settle! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Trying to figure out how to even begin planning your family’s year abroad? In this episode, Jacqueline Jannotta from our last episode, A Family Immersion Year In Genoa, Italy, is back to tell us more about her book, Let’s Leave the Country: A Guide to Your Family Year Abroad, which is the book she wished that she’d had when embarking on her family’…
 
In this episode we are speaking with Jacqueline Jannotta, author of Let’s Leave the Country! A Guide to Your Family Year Abroad, which is the book she wished she’d had when embarking on her family’s yearlong adventure abroad. Her burning desire to experience life in Italy led her and her husband to rearrange their lives, put their daughters in a lo…
 
In this episode we are speaking with Aleesa, who is sharing her family’s experience moving to Bali for six months. We discuss the lifestyle there, as well as the logistics like international schooling options, visas, how to pay less for long term housing, costs of living, healthcare and so much more. Resources: Follow Aleesa and her family on Insta…
 
In this episode Bat-El Galor is sharing her family’s experience moving from Israel to the tropical island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. We discuss how they got visas and are supporting themselves financially, as well as details around the lifestyle, education, costs of living, healthcare and more. Listen now and discover if Koh Phangan could be your …
 
Have you ever dreamed about walking away from it all with just a suitcase to go around the world? Well, today’s guest did just that, along with her husband and three young children... AND they are all in JUST ONE suitcase! In this episode we are speaking with Alyssa from The Full Hearted Travelers who is on her second lap around the world with her …
 
Is Australia on your places-to-live list? In this episode, we speak with Nikki Ricks, a consultant for creative women entrepreneurs. She candidly shares her family’s experience of boldy moving from Chicago to the land down under. She shares what they did for visas, money and work. She also gives insights and details on Australian healthcare, childc…
 
Have you wondered if the Netherlands could be right for your family? In this episode, we speak with Austyn Smith from the Expat Hour Podcast. She shares her family’s story of relocating from the US to Hilversum, a suburb of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We discuss her experience of Dutch village life, international schools, healthcare, early childh…
 
Is real life in Switzerland as fairy tale dreamy as it seems? In this episode we speak with Lindsey McLean from the Expat Repat Podcast and the Swiss Lark Blog. She shares her experience of Swiss culture, expat life and repatriation. She also gives insights into working in Switzerland as a Montessori teacher. We discuss how her transition back to t…
 
Australia!!! Sunshine, gorgeous beaches, friendly people, English speaking…what’s not to love about this land down under?!…(I so know you are thinking about snakes and sharks right now!) But what is actually far scarier, or at least far more intimidating, is actually getting a visa to live down under. That might not have been the case a few years a…
 
Is Spain on your list of potential countries? In this episode we speak with Jackie Baxa, an American mother, writer, and professional yoga teacher who moved with her family to Seville, Spain. She shares all the details of the move, including the challenges that she faced researching for the move, finding housing and getting her school-aged children…
 
Does your family’s big dream look more nomadic? Are you exploring the ways your family might be able to travel for an extended period of time? If so, this is your episode! In this episode, we are speaking with Brandon Pearce from the Family Adventure Academy. Brandon is a successful 4 hour work week entrepreneur and has been traveling with his fami…
 
Are you (or is your spouse) a skilled professional looking for a change, but not wanting to give up your career? What if you could get paid to move abroad, find a better work life balance and grow professionally?! In this episode we speak with Maria Lamp, a content strategist at Jobbatical, a company that connects global professionals to tech and b…
 
Finland has been ranked by the UN as the #1 happiest country in the world for the last two years! AND word on the street (find details in SHOW NOTES) is that Finland, like Germany, is facing a labor shortage. Tech companies in Finland are already actively recruiting international talent, and due to shortages in areas like healthcare, other sectors …
 
So many international companies have offices in Singapore AND English is spoken there. I know I can’t be the only one curious about this tropical island city-state (and it’s just a hop away from gorgeous destinations like Thailand, Bali, Malaysia…) In this episode we hear from Textpat Wives, Alison Ozawa Sanders and Jessica Duff, authors of The Exp…
 
Have you ever considered house sitting as a means of extended travel? In this episode I talk with Jess Swenson from Let’s Adventure More. She shares her how her family created an opportunity to travel the world for one year, at a time when it seemed like things were falling apart. She explains how they booked the travel initially, and how they fell…
 
Could teaching English online help pay for your family's next adventure? In this episode, Stacey, shares her family’s story of moving from Mississippi, USA to small village in Italy to reconnect with her husband’s family and Italian heritage, as well as explore Europe. She tells us about how her family is able to travel and save with her online tea…
 
This is an episode for the families interested in finding an affordable base for their sabbatical or remote work, as Argentina is another country with a welcoming culture, where your dollars go much further. In this episode we speak with Evan and Lindsay MacDonald from Twelve Foot Leap. They share how they leaped from minivan life in Seattle toward…
 
Did you know that American citizens can stay in Albania for up to one year without a residence permit?! Its true! Check it out here. Citizens of many other countries can stay for up to 90 days. This makes Albania a great base for families on a sabbatical or working remotely, looking for a low cost Mediterranean option, close to Greece, Kosovo, Mont…
 
Who doesn’t want to live in New Zealand?! In this episode we speak with Madeline Nash from the Bumble Mom blog. She tells her story of leaving “Trump’s America” to live a life that was more in line with their family’s values. She shares her experience with relocation, healthcare, childcare, finding housing and more. Is New Zealand on your family's …
 
Germany's strong economy is great for professionals seeking a better work-life balance, the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder AND get invaluable international business experience (yep, get paid to live abroad AND advance your career!) In this episode Chris Pyak, from Immigrant Spirit, shares insider insights into the German job market for E…
 
Germany is a wonderful country for families seeking a better work-life balance. In this episode you will hear my family’s story of leaving the grind in the US for the opportunity to live our European dream, AND why we have stayed in Germany over two years longer than we originally planned. HINT: The reasons we can’t seem to leave are the same reaso…
 
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