15 years, 7 countries and 3 continents later, I call myself an eternal expat.

How My Global Story Made It To Oprah.Com

How My Global Story Made It To Oprah.Com

Call it serendipity or a twist of fate – but when I got the email, I was traveling. I was on a beautiful five-day tour exploring Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. And I was not supposed to be checking my email. That was one of the rules my husband and I had agreed upon...

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I’m an Expat, Not an Immigrant – How to Redefine the Meaning of an Expat:

I’m an Expat, Not an Immigrant – How to Redefine the Meaning of an Expat:

As an expat blogger and writer, the number one question I get asked is “why do you call yourself an expat and not an immigrant?” Now, I know that the word ‘expat’ turns people off. When they see ‘expat’, they read ‘privilege’ and imagine me walking with a sign on my...

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Why Being an Expat is Good for the Soul

Why Being an Expat is Good for the Soul

The truth is, that I learned how to open myself up to the world at an early age. My parent’s expats adventures in the Middle East and the United States meant that as a child, I was always dreaming of or remembering faraway places. Photo albums full of picnics in...

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Hi, I’m Mariam! When I was 19 years old, I left my home in Karachi, Pakistan to go on an adventure. What started off with just me and one suitcase, has turned into a full-blown expat adventure. Read more about me and my family.

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