Expat Life

Since starting Wanderlust and Wet Wipes, people have shown an interest in the person behind the words and my life I am living. I started including posts in my plan all about expat life and some of the things we get up to. My most popular post is in this category. I wrote it after and encounter with someone who thought I was a “Lady of Leisure“.

Becoming a “Baseball Mom”

On Wednesday night, for the first time in his life, I went to sleep in my house and Thing 1 wasn’t there. We’ve been away…

Expat limbo – when you don’t know what’s next

There’s a running joke in expat communities. It’s about when you go home and how long into a conversation it will take people to ask…

7 ways to say a good expat goodbye

We’re saying goodbye to some friends this week. I can’t believe I’m saying that. I don’t want to believe I’m saying that. But it’s true.…

It will be worth it

The screens dotted around me glow softly. There aren’t many. Around the darkened cabin I can see that most people are asleep. Most are in…

The 10 people who changed my life – Hillary

When I was 17 I decided, somewhat at the last minute, to take a gap year before heading to university. As part of my extreme gratefulness…

15 perfect reasons to travel for Christmas

  I had writer’s block. Halfway through writing my post debating the existence of a normal expat Christmas I was stuck. Mr Wanderlust tried to…

How to have a normal expat Christmas

  What is a normal expat Christmas? I’m absolutely delighted to be co-hosting this month’s Travel Link-Up with Follow Your Sunshine, Adventures of a London Kiwi and…