It’s not often that you’re excited to go to the doctor, but I found myself pumping my fist in triumph after mine told me to come in. After several thwarted attempts to make appointments, I was going to experience healthcare in Europe for the first time.
Whilst there are more (a lot more!) than 6 mistakes I have made as a digital nomad, hopefully you can take something from my Big 6, without having to learn them the hard way.
As Christmas music plays in the background and mist descends over the boat-lined canal in front of my window, I think it’s a good time to do a tally of my autumn (and part of winter) spending. Each month passes by so quickly that a monthly expense report has been much more difficult to do, […]
Tons of people responded to my last post answering questions about living in The Netherlands, and it seemed to spark even more questions. I decided to write a Part 2 to make sure I could answer follow-up queries. This time I’m tackling more stereotypes, some money management tips abroad, and other things I’ve learned as […]
I arrived in The Netherlands seven months ago, in the middle of spring hailstorms. Now the leaves are changing color and more people are asking about how my experience has been so far, beyond just working abroad. There were many things I was warned about before I moved: that it would be hard to make […]
Shockingly I’ve lived in The Netherlands for 6 months now. After getting my bearings, I’ve had a decent amount of time to get adjusted to living and working in an entirely new culture. One of the questions I get the most is about what it’s like working in The Netherlands at a Dutch company. Is […]
Summer appears to be rocketing by at light speed. Here in Amsterdam we had a mild summer, with a few nice weeks of sun but still a lot of rain. I packed July and August full of activities, including a vacation to Croatia, Pride Week, dog and cat sitting, kayaking the canals, hosting guests at […]
I’ve Lived In Amsterdam For One Month It feels unreal that an entire month has already passed. I’m now officially an expatriate with a Dutch bank account, phone number, and residence card. In one month I visited multiple towns, saw some friends old and new, and found a place to call home. I figured it […]
I have a big announcement to make. I’m moving. Again. To Amsterdam. If you’ve been following the blog, this might come as a shock, as I just finished a coast-to-coast move. Although I thought I would be sticking around in Santa Barbara for the next four years, things changed. Life demanded a pivot, so I […]
** NEW SERIES – Financial independence has far-reaching effects on our lives, and for many the pursuit of independence and the obtaining of it has impacted us in profound ways. I decided to start a series on how FI has changed the lives of people all over the world. Today, I’m launching this series with […]