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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I Love My Neighborhood: Centrum, České Budějovice (Czech Republic)

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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 other cities that have been covered so far here. Today’s post comes from Cynthia — originally from Seattle, now living in the Czech Republic. … [Continue reading...]

Oh la la! A night with the firemen of Paris

Bal de Pompiers 2015, Paris by Expat Edna-2

Bastille Day -- or more accurately, la fête nationale -- is one of my favorite holidays. Partly because it kicks off every year with a huge party with French firemen. Once a year, the French pompiers all around Paris do the most un-firemen like thing: they pack their fire stations with … [Continue reading...]

Red, White, and Bleu

4th of July BBQ in Lardy, France by Expat Edna-5

There's something about living abroad that makes for the best 4th of July celebrations. Even though I'm not the most patriotic American, and have no plans on returning to the States, there's one day a year I still celebrate the country of my birth, and all the opportunities I've been afforded … [Continue reading...]

Life in Shanghai: June 2015

Homecooked Shanghainese - Expat Edna on instagram 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...]

I Love My Neighborhood: Sydney’s Inner West

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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...]

Leaving Shanghai: The Double Decker

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There's a leaving season in Shanghai. It coincides with plum rain season; the whole month of June is awash with rain and leaving parties and many … [Continue reading...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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...]

Embracing 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...]