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When I travel, I choose to ignore the American tendency to hammer out every last travel detail before leaving home. Why go if there’s no room for adventure?


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A former officer in the U.S. Navy-turned expat discovers life design is necessary for expat women as military personnel transitioning to civilian life


personal compass by AAshman

To become the global citizens we truly are, we need to find our place in the world — a psychic solution to our global identity crisis. We call it psychic location independence.

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Life abroad can test our sense of self. Realizing we’re part of an adventuress continuum can restore it.


Post image for Stepping onto a larger stage: how to actualize your worldview

expat+HAREM loves to consider how our mindset changes our place in the world. Talking with wise living coach Tara Sophia Mohr about actualizing our larger worldview.


Post image for Is that a pain cry? What we want to hear about death

Can grief-illiterate Americans grieve in public — and out loud? Restricting who we talk to about death can cut us off from people unafraid to hear about it, perhaps those even able to console us.


Post image for Links of interest: wanderlistas and meanderthals in nomadtopia

Looking at the latest labels for who we are, what we do and how we live.

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Post image for Nasty ex machina: the cultural, political and religious roots of bad service

Russia’s bad customer service is both a stereotype, and has deep cultural, political and religious roots.


Post image for Book club study guide: Tales from the Expat Harem

The title of the book is purposefully anachronistic and titillating. What was your initial response to it? Have the tales made you consider trying a life in a foreign culture?

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