Ever wondered what it would be like to move to a new country? Trying to figure out where your next adventure should be? Love a good #TravelWin and #TravelFail? American expat, Summer Land, is bringing you stories and conversations from expatriates and avid travelers who've opted to live life abroad.
Inspired by her own gratitude for getting to call Australia home, Summer is on the lookout for other expats who can share their wit and wisdom. From a Japanese globe trotting gal living in Italy to a true blue Aussie boy from Cronulla running the Dreamboat Hostel in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, you'll hear stories that will inspire you to chase your dreams, wherever they may lead you.
So You Want To Move Abroad?
Today I'm talking to someone I'd safely call an Expat Expert. Originally from the United States, David McNeill has been living abroad permanently since 2014. First in Tokyo for 2 years, Berlin for 3 years, and Porto, Portugal since 2019. In total, he has traveled to nearly 60 countries so far and now runs the expat consultancy service and hosts the podcast, Expat Empire
This American Piano Player Now Calls Sydney, Australia Home
Quincy Pham may be only 29, but she has a lot of life and travel under her belt! Born and raised in Washington she’s lived in the UK and travelled to places like Montenegro, Czech Republic, Hungary, Morocco, Belgium, Slovakia, Brazil, South Africa, Malta, Hong Kong, Monaco and Portugal (to literally just name a few from her list!) Today she is calling Sydney, Australia home and is here to chat about life as a self-employed piano teacher and piano accompanist.
From Gunnedah, Australia to San Francisco, USA
Born and raised in Australia on an isolated 5500 acre farm, Hadley White has gone from NSW country boy to Director of Digital Health at ResMed in San Francisco. Today we're chatting all things #expatlife and what it was like to fall in love in lockdown.
This Canadian wrote the book on Vietnam. (No really she did!)
Born in Canada and raised in the US, Dana Filek-Gibson went to college in Boston before buying a one way ticket to Vietnam in 2010 where she immersed herself in the culture, cuisine and tourism. The result: three guidebooks and a very impressive career in journalism and freelance writing. Now living back in Canada, Dana is here today to chat expat life, moving home and what it's like to slip back into work.
Sabrina Rogers Anderson was my first guest on Season 2! We have the pleasure of chatting in October 2020, but shortly after we recorded she got some pretty life-changing news...
From California Girl to Bondi Business Owner
Today I'm chatting with California girl turned Bondi business woman, Gina Hartshorn! As the Founder and CEO of Bondi Beach Holiday Homes, she's here to talk about what it's like to approach nearly two decades as an expat in Australia as well as the positive outcomes of the Covid-19 recession.
TYFHM gives insight on two of my favorite topics: mental health & travel!
I love anything produced by Summer Land, but ESPECIALLY when the content is focused on two of my favorite subjects: mental health & travel! From listening to just the first episode, it’s clear this show intends to dive deep into the duality of Instagram/IRL lives of expats and world travelers, but keep it funny, down to earth and easy listening. Can’t wait for more ‘sodes!