Hair Away From Home

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4 Tips for settling into a new city, country – or planet

Starting fresh in a new place can be intimidating. Everyone you meet seemingly has the cheat codes for navigating the area because they have been living there at least a year longer than you. It’s easy to feel lost in the shuffle the first few times you venture out on an errand; especially if you […]

4 issues that suck to tackle right after a big move

I can probably count on one hand the number of people I know who moved abroad after college. Unlike me, whose childhood invincibility is already on the decline, they were at the height of young adulthood. I’m sure that moving away from the people, and things you know and love are scary no matter your […]

Happy Birthday, ‘Merica

Today is one of those days that can be bittersweet as an expat. At home, it’s Independence Day. Time for my social feeds to fill with BBQs, pool or beach time and last, but not least, FIREWORKS. Here in Bangkok, it’s Wednesday and a fairly ordinary one at that. It really got me wondering about […]