Weekend Travel Inspiration – Anderson Cooper

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Travel Inspiration Anderson Cooper


Have you ever traveled somewhere and met someone who had been a tourist, same as you, fell in love with the place and just stayed?  I’ve read about it, and I’ve met people who have done it.  As a rigidly logical person, I find it unfathomable that someone would just stay.  Just stay.  How do you do that?

Jim and I do love taking our time to get to know a place.  We’ve lived in five different countries together, and we absolutely love the expat life, but the difference is we have jobs.  Our jobs provide us with housing and other supports.  We aren’t truly doing this on our own, we’re sort of cheater expats.  I’m not sure I’m brave enough to go out there and just stay, then find housing, jobs, a life.  It sounds scary.

I know lots of expats that are certainly more courageous than we are, and some of them even write blogs.  Here are a few of my favorite expat blogs:

Diary of a Serial Expat – Soon to be in Saudi Arabia

The Three Under – the Netherlands

Albom Adventures – New Zealand

Chasing the Donkey – Croatia

Budget Travelers Sandbox – South Korea

Travel Turtle – Germany

The Lou Messugo Blog – France

Mountains and Passports – China

Guten Blog Y’all! – Germany

Maroc Mama – Morocco

Waegook Tom – Taiwan

Frank About Croatia – Croatia

Unlocking Kiki – Iceland

 Monkeys and Mountains  – Germany

Sidewalk Safari – Ireland

Curiosity Travels – Spain

This is by far an incomplete list of fantastic expat blogs, so if you know of a great one please put in the comment section!

 Now it’s your turn!  What have you posted lately?  Traveling minds want to know!  

All you have to do is: 

1. Link one of your inspirational travel photos or stories to this post.

2. Copy and paste our badge and a link to this page.

3.  Visit some of the other wonderful travel bloggers, read their posts, and leave a comment.

4.  Tweet it and include this hashtag. #wkendtravelinspiration

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  1. Thanks for including me here Corinne, I’m chuffed. I’ve also linked up for the first time as until now I hadn’t written anything “travelly” for a while. Love having another great travel linky to join in with. Thanks for hosting. I know a lot of these blogs but I’m looking forward to reading some new ones as I’m sure I’ll like what you’ve chosen.

  2. Wow Corinne thanks for putting me in your list… I came over to link my latest post (and my very first about Saudi Arabia) to your weekend inspiration series but it doesn’t work. Like last time, when i enter my details and choose the picture it workd fine but as soon as i hot DONE the page crash. I’ve done it 4 times and 4 times the page crashes. Not sure why but maybe you could link me up, here are the details:

    URL: http://www.diaryofaserialexpat.com/2014/11/expat-destination-jeddah-saudi-arabia/
    Title: New Expat Destination: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Email: well you know my email

    Picture, please choose the one of the Kabah in mekkah

    I’ll put the link in my post right away. Thanks again inviting me this weekend.

  3. Hi Corrine. Love that quote. I’ve never read it before. Thanks so much for the mention. I’m coming up to my 15th year in Korea, and my 16th year as an Expat. Sometimes I have to pinch myself! 🙂

  4. Hi Corinne, Love that travel quote from my TV crush!
    I know how it is to fall in love with a place. I came to NY 24 years ago and never left. I’m now a fixture and they will have to pay me to leave:)
    My favorite expat travel bloggers are Sarah Somewhere -http://sarahsomewhere.com and 20YearsHence -http://www.20yearshence.com.

  5. That was a fun list of expat bloggers to look at, Corinne. I came across the path of the Chasing the Donkey a long time ago. Great quote in the header and it’s so true of life itself on so many different levels, isn’t it??

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