Our New Home, Washington, DC, Mired in Controversy

Last month we relocated to Washington, D.C. (yes, chorus the boos). In 12 years of marriage, we’ve now lived together in 7 cities on 3 continents. This past winter was our first as snowbirds. Last September we temporarily relocated from Boston to Florida, working remotely as we continued to travel extensively, including a month long…

How to Have a Happy Expat Marriage

Did you just meet the love of your life on vacation, online or elsewhere? Perhaps they’re from a foreign country to yours and you think it might never work to build a future together. It definitely can, but know ahead of time that you’ll face major challenges as you move forward in life. This article…

Surviving Winters When You’re From a Warm Climate

Like most people, cold winters are a challenge for us, especially since we both grew up in pretty warm climates. Bell hails from a small town outside of Melbourne, Australia and from the age of 9, Alex grew up in sunny Florida. But for the past 7 years we’ve found ourselves living in places with considerably…

Olympia, Greece: A Journey Home

  This is a guest post written by Alex’s father, Alexander Kallimanis Sr. originally from Pyrgos Greece, who has dabbled in writing for many of the 86 years he’s resided on the planet (55 of which he’s spent in the United States). He’s authored a book entitled ‘Witness of my Time.’ As Alex jr. has…

5 Things We Miss About Living in Europe

  5 months after relocating back to the USA, there are some things we really miss from our 6 years living in Europe. Our recent trip back to our old home of the Netherlands and neighbouring Belgium served as a reminder of what we left behind, and after 12 days we boarded the plane back…