Month: April 2021

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6 things no one tells you about US taxes as an expat

For the longest time, there was no word I feared more than the word “taxes.” Even now, it gives me a bit of a shiver. As an American, understanding our tax system is a pain; there’s no denying it. As an American expat living and working abroad for a decade, who runs two businesses across […]

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A summer’s day amongst the vineyards of North Canterbury

Summer is here in New Zealand, and it is glorious. Here in my new(ish) home of Canterbury by the sea, the grasses have dried to pale yellow, the days are long and warm, and time stands still in many ways. Now, I know the rest of the world is totally screwed suffering at the moment. […]

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25 photos that will inspire you to visit the Nelson Tasman

Every single day I wake up and thank my lucky stars I get to call New Zealand home. These days where COVID19 ravages the world, we remain somewhat blissfully distanced from it down under, behind closed borders. One of the many perks of snuffing out community transmission months and months ago is that we can […]

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8 insights I learned while hiking Scotland solo

Here YA contributor Yvette, a kiwi expat in Europe, spills some powerful insights and key lessons she took away while hiking Scotland solo, from top to bottom. On the morning of May 13, 2018, I set off on a wild solo adventure: hiking Scotland solo, all on my own. Ambitious or what? My choice of […]

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