Hello, Sawadee Ka, Merhaba, Sawubona!
My name is Lucille, it’s lovely to meet you!
I’m a mother, history lover, traveller and storyteller. I have 3 nationalities and have lived in 7 countries on 4 continents. Now I’m raising my own multinational, bilingual children abroad and things are getting a whole lot more complicated!
Whether you’re an expat ‘lifer’, on your first assignment, or aspiring to move abroad one day, I hope some of what you read here resonates with you!
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An expat, a repat, a lovepat and a TCK walk into a bar… …and spend hours laughing, sharing, commiserating, understanding and learning. Not exactly a joke-worthy punch line, but actually something much much better: real life. I was fortunate to...read more
What’s my number one piece of advice to first time expats? Say ‘yes’ to everyone and everything. Saying yes is a biggie because building your social circle and finding your tribe is one of the most important factors in finding happiness abroad. I...read more
Having children does not mean you are doomed to a life of no travel, or boring package holidays (although all inclusive meals and kids clubs do have their appeal). Historical travel with your boisterous kids in tow is absolutely possible. My husband and I have always...read more
I’m in these books!
This heartwarming, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking anthology of stories by 25 women in 25 different countries illustrates that the more we see, the more we learn about ourselves as human beings.
“Funny, moving, and insightful–a wild ride of motherhood around the world.” AK Turner, New York Times bestselling author of the Vagabonding With Kids series.
A wonderful collection of essays from expats around the world who share their insights about food, personal growth, and the adventure of living abroad.
Delve into new countries, traditions, and cuisines, from Mexico to Mongolia, as you learn how expats find the ingredients for their next meal, learn to love strange new dishes (like camel meat!), and bond with the people they meet over meals both exotic and humble. This book will make you hungry to travel abroad, or at least to settle for a taste of a different culture by trying one of the many included recipes.