There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Kirsten and her husband were fed up with the American rat race, so in 2013, they decided to sell it all and move to Penang, Malaysia, to rewire their lives. She says that while it was a hard decision, it was so incredibly rewarding. Fast-forward nearly a decade, and they were ready for a new… Read more
Thilini is a Sri Lankan-born expat who lived in Australia before moving to Mexico. Although she made the move for the purpose of travelling, she stuck around and now writes from her home in Mérida, while also working on some other projects. Check out her fantastic tips and advice on how to start… Read more
Rudi van Vuuren is a serial expat who has lived in countries like Kazakhstan, Thailand, Canada and Mexico – just to name a few. After recently settling back in his home country, South Africa, he reflects on his life abroad. In this interview with Expat Arrivals, he talks about living in Cabo San… Read more
Wanting to escape a high-stress job and in search of a bit of adventure, Marcia and Judd are American expats who moved to Mexico’s resort town of Puerto Vallarta. Thanks to the fantastic climate, beautiful surroundings and cheaper cost of living, they have carved out a fantastic life in Mexico and… Read more
After starting a business in Mexico and running it for 10 years, you’d think you’d be an expert, but I'm afraid myself and my husband, Kim, still feel like beginners.We live in the area of the Costa Maya, a region north of the little cruise ship destination of Mahahual, Quintana Roo. Those that… Read more
Marcia lives with her husband Kim, 20km north of Mexico's Mahahual, a cruise ship town. They own a small beachfront inn called Mayan Beach Garden. Marcia authors a newsletter for people in the area and runs the hotel while Kim builds high-quality homes – he must be doing something right,… Read more
Ellen and Jim Fields are living large on the splendid Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. They have been here for eight years and counting, run an expat services company (Yucatan Expatriate Services) and publish a fascinating account of their lives and the region at their online magazine Yucatan… Read more
Susan McKinney de Ortega lives in a small village in Mexico. She describes herself as a memoirist, journalist, spa owner, mother of bilingual teenaged girls, daughter of former National Basketball Association coach, and beginner dressage rider.Read more about expat life here in the… Read more

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