Travel Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 21 Lessons from 21 Countries

If there's one thing every travel blogger loves to talk about on the internet, it's that solo travel … [Continue Reading]

Travel makes the heart grow fonder by Expat Edna

Worth the wait: Highlights from Japan

For the longest time, I've wanted to visit Japan. And for the longest time, I've told myself to … [Continue Reading]

Highlights from Japan by Expat Edna

And then I quit my job to travel

After being abroad for the past seven years, I have some surprisingly big news. Really … [Continue Reading]

And then I quit my job to travel

Five years on: How I moved abroad after college and built a career through travel

This week marks the five-year anniversary of my college graduation. FIVE years! Well I. feel. … [Continue Reading]

5 years on by Expat Edna

Floating over Melbourne by hot air balloon

Is there any better way to see a city than from above? I love sunrises and I love heights. So … [Continue Reading]

Melbourne at sunrise by hot air balloon by Expat Edna

Two Days in LA

How much can you really see with only two days in Los Angeles, a sprawling city the same size as … [Continue Reading]

Two Days in LA by Expat Edna

The art of doing nothing in London

There's not much to say about the art of doing nothing. It's pretty much one step, self-explanatory: … [Continue Reading]

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One day in Segovia

If you like aqueducts and suckling pigs, boy do I have the day trip for you. Segovia is a small … [Continue Reading]

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6 Airbnbs I loved from around the world

Airbnb, Beijing by Expat Edna

A quick note: this is not in any way affiliated with Airbnb. They have no idea who I am. I'm writing this post because I've stayed in some pretty cool places over the years and wanted to share the best of my experiences. (Unrelatedly, what is the state of travel blogging these days that I have to … [Continue reading...]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Kasia from Kasia Dietz Handbags

Kasia Dietz from Poland and USA, Paris, 2011

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. Today's interview comes from Kasia Dietz, … [Continue reading...]

Travel Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 21 Lessons from 21 Countries

Travel makes the heart grow fonder by Expat Edna

If there's one thing every travel blogger loves to talk about on the internet, it's that solo travel is marvelous and made of puppy tears and will cure your long-standing eczema. In principle, I support solo travel. It's definitely something I think everyone should try at least once. But … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Chengdu

Hot pot, Chengdu by Expat Edna

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Tokyo, Paris, … [Continue reading...]

Worth the wait: Highlights from Japan

Highlights from Japan by Expat Edna

For the longest time, I've wanted to visit Japan. And for the longest time, I've told myself to wait. I did not want to do Japan on a … [Continue reading...]

Why you should embrace spontaneity: A magical night in Tokyo

Ie Tsugu and his guitar by Expat Edna

I wasn't surprised that I loved my trip to Japan. You hear it all the time: Japanese people are so polite, the food is incredible, the internet is … [Continue reading...]

I Love My Neighborhood: The Marais, Paris

Volleyball Hotel de Ville by Simply Sara Travel

In this series, I ask expats to share the joys of local life they’ve found in their corner of the world. If you’re just joining in now, check out … [Continue reading...]

Life on the Move: May 2015

Shanghai BBQ cookoff polaroid by Expat Edna

My monthly wrap-ups are for me to share personal tidbits -- the little things that make up my life abroad; stories and photos which may not otherwise … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Tokyo

Dinner at Higashi-Yama, Tokyo by Expat Edna

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Xi'an, Paris, … [Continue reading...]

I quit — now what? Upcoming travel plans for 2015

Edna in Kyoto by Expat Edna

So now that I've quit my job to travel and have all this free time, next comes the obvious question: Where do I want to go? Even though I've been … [Continue reading...]

And then I quit my job to travel

And then I quit my job to travel

After being abroad for the past seven years, I have some surprisingly big news. Really big. You may have figured it out from the title of this … [Continue reading...]

Five years on: How I moved abroad after college and built a career through travel

5 years on by Expat Edna

This week marks the five-year anniversary of my college graduation. FIVE years! Well I. feel. old. When I graduated from the Class of 2010, I … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Xi’an

Rou jia mo, Xi'an by Expat Edna

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Paris, … [Continue reading...]

Travel in Europe: Have you considered Azerbaijan?

Old City, Baku by Expat Edna

If you're not like me and chasing every event on the international sports circuit from here till 2020, you might not be aware that today marks 30 days … [Continue reading...]

Instagrammed: Hello, Philippines!

Sharon's travel themed wedding, Tagaytay, Philippines by Expat Edna

Somewhere in the past few years, the Philippines ended up on my EVENTUALLY list. You know the one: the list of places you know you'll eventually … [Continue reading...]