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Keeping in touch

How to keep in touch with friends and family who live overseas

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Stay connected and in touch when abroad International communication in the 21st century means the world is so much smaller now than just a few decades ago. Skype enables friends and family to ‘be in the same room’ regardless of ... Read More »

Keeping in touch or lack of freedom?

Teens on a beach talking a photo of themselves with a mobile phone

Keeping track of third culture kids Originally published in January 2013 this article explains how expat kids turn out – usually with a wandering, global nomad habit! It also explores the differences a couple of decades make in how we ... Read More »

How we keep in touch with friends and family overseas

A pie-chart of what is used to keep in touch with friends and family when you're an expat

What do you use to keep in touch with your friends and family in other countries? A selection of my Facebook community answered this question recently. It looks like modern technology is far outstripping more traditional methods of communication! Facebook ... Read More »

Home is where the heart is…

Family spelled in blocks Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is… …which for me is a bit all over the place, so I suppose I’m a citizen of the planet (cue Paul Simon music) in a sense. As an expat, and especially as an expat ... Read More »

Expat family ties

Boy posting a letter

Expat family ties: far away but not distant There is a saying that grandchildren are the reward for being a good parent. And many grandparents would certainly agree. But what if many miles separate your children and their grandparents? Does ... Read More »