Expat Life: Thoughts After 1 Year

11th August marks the day that I moved from the UK to America 1 year ago.  What a rollercoaster ride it has been.  Just call me a yoyo because I swear I have been up and down more times than a little…and I’m still partly living out of a suitcase…!  Here’s a look at my first year living the expat life.

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A 10,000 Step Self Guided Walking Tour of Kenosha, Wisconsin

I love flicking through destination visitor guides.  Sometimes on a website you may miss something if you’re not quite looking in the right place but in a guide, it’s all there in black and white for you to see.  Back in April, I discovered that Kenosha (Wisconsin) had a section of their guide entitled “Get Your 10,000 Steps While Enjoying the Kenosha Area”.  Now as a Fitbit obsessed person, I was desperate to get back to Kenosha in the summer to test a couple of the routes out!  I was so impressed that a destination was actually targeting the 10,000 step counting market!

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Ghost Sunday at the Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

During the months of July and August (for the past 25 years!) the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa comes alive with ghosts of the Chicago White Sox for their free event ‘Ghost Sunday Comedy Show’.

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Expat Update: July 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of July already!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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10 Things to do in Mayrhofen, Austria in the Summer

Mayrhofen is a small village located in the Zillertal Valley in the Tirol region of Austria.  Innsbruck is the closest major airport with a 1hr30 transfer or it can be reached by train, changing at Jenbach (with links to other places such as Salzburg and Munich). To be honest, Mayrhofen attracts a slightly older crowd that are mainly into hiking, but there is SO much more to the region than just hiking trails.  Here are my top 10 things to do for those looking for adventure in Austria!

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Why I Love Uber as a Solo Female Traveller

I was first introduced to Uber when I went to Chicago with a friend, they were doing all the booking, I just jumped in for the ride.  I didn’t exactly have the greatest first impressions of the service.  Our first car was similar to a 1.1l European car where the back seat isn’t really big enough for 2 children, let alone 3 grown adults.  The 2nd driver was telling us his life story and all the girls he’s got lined up and the 3rd was missing 3 out of 6 wheel bolts on the rear tyre…I’m surprised it didn’t fly off.

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Visiting the Hintertux Glacier, Austria in Summer

The Hintertux Glacier in Austria sits at an elevation of 3250 metres and it’s one of only a few places where you can ski 365 days a year!  I visited in July and while it was 26c/78f at the bottom of the mountain, on top of the glacier it was a chilly -1c/31f!

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3 Adventurous Excursions from Ocho Rios, Jamaica

There are several different things I take into consideration when planning my travels.  A big one is the attractions that are available in the area, I’ll often base myself close to the places I want to visit!  One of these 3 Ocho Rios excursions was the whole reason Jamaica made it on to my bucket list!  These excursions are perfect for those that love a bit of adventure when they travel!

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