the expat diaries | snapshots of aberdeen, scotland

Thank you for linking up with The Expat Diaries. Add your expat and travel posts below and be sure to visit other blogs! The next link-up will take place on August 1st. This post is going to be short and sweet because I’d like the photos to do all the talking. I was planning to write-up another post full of tips and tricks regarding expat life and travel, but then I realized… I haven’t even talked about Aberdeen yet! For those of you who might not be familiar with this blog, my husband and I lived abroad in Scotland for a year. The experience was wonderful and difficult at the same time, and most definitely the best decision we’ve ever made as a couple. We had the opportunity to explore the Scottish countryside and travel all over Europe, and of course, we enjoyed our little Aberdeen. Our little townhouse with the […]


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bennachie scotland | hiking

I took a day off from blogging because I had two doctor’s appointments yesterday. A fun day away from the computer, right? No. Not at all. I guess I could have blogged last night but B and I have been doing the Insanity workout in the evenings. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this type of regimen, it involves a lot of cardio, suicide drills and weird push-ups, hence the name “Insanity”. Shaun T is the good man behind this workout plan and the reason why I cannot walk today. Keeping with the fitness theme of this post (because I’m so fit and all), I thought I’d share some hiking photos from Scotland. Hiking is the part I miss most about our time abroad because it was a fun way to get in shape. Aside from the rain, the weather in the UK is perfect for this type of […]


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the expat diaries | the initial move

Welcome to the first installment of The Expat Diaries. I’m very grateful for all of the positive feedback Chelsea and I received last week regarding the series, and I cannot wait to read about everyone’s experiences abroad! This link-up is for past, present and future expats, and anyone who’s interested in traveling the world. You can write about travel tips, your favorite vacation spot, the country you’re currently residing in, or your experiences with moving abroad. Please add your posts below and visit other bloggers. And if you would like, you can grab our button or link back to us, too! Today I’ll be discussing the initial move to the UK and how we prepared. My husband and I decided to move abroad while we were both working and living in Washington, DC. A few months before our August 2011 wedding, B was offered a 6 month field assignment in […]


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