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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Travel Mishap Memories in 17 Years of Travel

It’s been 17 YEARS since I first travelled overseas!  I’m 1 country away from setting foot on 40 different countries worldwide and today I thought I’d share some of my travel mishap memories!  It’s a known fact that travel isn’t always glamorous, but you know what, even during the minor inconveniences I wouldn’t change my travels for anything!  Everything in this list helped me grow or challenged me in some way.  Things can happen when you travel in your home country too not just when you’re overseas.  I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it!
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Expat Update: June 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of June 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 Road Trip Tips from an Ex Delivery Driver

Now here’s something I may not have mentioned on my blog before.  I am a girl, I’m 5ft4 inches tall AND I hold a UK class 2 truck license.  Think the size of a bin lorry (garbage truck), fire engine, a coach with no passengers, anything that’s rigid, up to 4 axels.  I may not have taken up truck driving, but I was a delivery driver for 3 years.  I was on the road, 6 days a week, averaging around 10 hours a day during the week.  I picked up things that made my life on the road easier and now I’m going to share some of my best road trip tips with you!

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Travelling on a USA Green Card

I wasn’t too concerned about the differences of travelling on a green card, all I knew was that I HAD to make sure that little bit of plastic came with me, along with my passport, otherwise getting back into America would have been a right pain! This is my first experience travelling with one, please be aware that countries/airlines/airports may be slightly different!

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My Top 10 Travel Highlights 2016

2016 took me to 8 countries (Mexico, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Poland, America, England) and 4 American States (Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri)!  Today I share my top 10 favourite experiences and places that I visited!

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A Helpful Gift Guide for a Friend or Family Member Living Overseas

When I was living in England I found myself decorating my room with all my overseas travels.  Now I’m living in America, I can’t help but feel comfort in having little bits of ‘home’ surrounding me!  I also love receiving care packages from home.  Over the past couple of years, I’ve got used to coming up with gift ideas that are small/lightweight which are easy to fly with or send in the mail. Here are some ideas of gifts to send abroad with a focus on gifts for British expats!

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I’m Proud to Call my Parents my ‘Best Friends’

Today, my parents have been married for 30 years.  Yay!  Go them!  I couldn’t have wished for better parents, they are my best friends and my inspiration and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  For nearly 28 years I have lived with them at home.  I see things in the news saying ‘oh it’s sad, children are still living at home at 30’, yes maybe, but part of me never wanted to move out and it’s not because it’s a ‘cushy’ lifestyle.

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