What is a good goodbye?

"What did the expat say to her friend?""Goodbye."Ok, not funny. But goodbyes are the ONE thing that all global nomads have in common. And yet, most people dread them so we end up avoiding the issue and hoping it will go away.I promise you straight talk so lets grab this bull by the horns and see how can we make saying farewell more bearable. What is a good goodbye?…

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Coming of Age a Long Way from Home

My parents had very different childhoods. My dad grew up as a Third Culture Kid, travelling the world. My mom grew up in the wilds of Oregon, the oldest daughter of a forest ranger. She radically changed her life's trajectory when she went abroad on a university exchange to Croatia in 1970.  By the time they met they both had a deep seated curiosity about the world and…

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Getting to know me

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I was recently interviewed by Sandra at Maine Familienagentur, a service for expat families in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Sandra helps families find all the leisure, sport and extracurricular activities they need to feel settled and start to make Frankfurt their home. But she also takes it further and offers Family Assistant services - help with doctors appointments, registration for Kindergartens, etc. I love the all-round-family-care offering…

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