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Out on a Limb

I sold my house, cars and quit my 20+ year I.T. career to explore the world and follow my dream of working with wild animals. I'm now settled in New Zealand after living in Costa Rica, Panama and Australia.

Adventures With Pete

In 2013 I had just finished teaching English overseas for a year. Without a plan I moved to the Bay Area looking for my next thing. And thats around when I met Pete. 4 years, 3 moves, and a whole lot of adventures later, here I am on one of the biggest adventures of all living in New Zealand. Through AWP, Im excited to share the ups, the downs, and the lessons learned throughout my expat journey.


American expats living in New Zealand. Lovers of travel, craft beer, and beaches.

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A Little More Southern

A Southern belle married to a kiwi blogging about life in New Zealand.

Notes on a Dysfunctional Society

Not necessarily saying that NZ is dysfunctional, more that the whole world is. Random thoughts from a professional expat in my 5th country.

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Going NZ blog

A weblog created by expat Dawn, describing her experience moving, travelling and working in Auckland, New Zealand.

Fried Kiwis

This blog covers life in Christchurch as our American family moves in to town.

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Documenting our ocean related adventures in New Zealand and travel advice to other expats. Currently in Tauranga North Island

Albom Adventures

Live vicariously with us as we explore our adapted country of New Zealand. We are an American expat family with two teenage girls currently living about an hour from Auckland city, enjoying what New Zealand has to offer. We are active community members, involved with Girl Guiding, conservation and yacht racing.

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Amongst the Kiwis: An American PhD Student in New Zealand

This blog describes my experiences as a postgraduate student in moving to Christchurch, New Zealand, which is a city still in the process of rebuilding after its earthquake. I point out differences compared to both the U.S. and U.K. where I've lived previously.

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Elle Crook

This blog primarily details my experiences while traveling and showcases my photography. I love to read, write, take photos, art, and travel.

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photographing New Zealand

photos to entice you to visit

Nic & Rob Travel

We are husband and wife, heading out to trial life in NZ on Working Holiday Visas (trekking the Himalayas on our way). I'm a teacher and he's an IT geek and we both love hiking and photography.

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Just Popping Out for a Bit

Welcome to Just Popping Out for a Bit: a travel blog about a solo traveller from Yorkshire, UK. Searching for adventure, I have chosen to start my travels by doing a working holiday in New Zealand. This blog shares my experience and guides if you are considering starting your own adventure. Thanks for visiting :)

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A Swedish Expat living in New Zealand

My life is full of excitement and adventures and I hope to share some of it with you. But life as an expat can also be an emotional roller coaster so hold on.

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Our Journey to Aotearoa

a family's tale to the land of the long white clouds - A sort of diary of our experience, thoughts and some useful informations about our on-going journey to NZ

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Living a Kiwi Life

Living a Kiwi Life is about two Canadian expats - Jenna & Jordan - currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. Spending the first 6 weeks exploring the country, taking in many of the Great Walks and adventure activities, they are now settled in Lyall Bay "Living a Kiwi Life". Believing you can do it all they continue to progress their careers full time while taking advantage of any spare moment to explore more of this awesome country. They've been documenting their adventures and even created a web series on YouTube. Check out Jenna and Jordan's adventures, travel tips and videos on their expat blog "Living a Kiwi Life".

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Doitsu Gaijin Memoir

Since July 2013 I am living with my family in New Zealand. In August 2012 I started to write this blog about Japan in German but many readers from abroad wanted an English blog. I am not perfect but I try my best :). My husband is Japanese and I am German. In our intercultural marriage we have many funny encounters in daily life, some misunderstanding and we are learning about each other cultures. William Shakespeare wrote about Othello and Desdemona, I am writing about us, first hand! I lived and worked for 9 years in Singapore. After a short stay in Japan we moved to Dubai and I spent three wonderful years as housewife and mother there. In 2010 we moved back to Japan only to leave again in 2013 for New Zealand. The original website is written in German and you can find it here: Email: - all right for photos belonging to me or the original photographer. Some pictures are bought from, the rights for this pictures belonging to the artist. - Re-blogging is allowed

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Aroune Photos

Site web ou je partage ma passion pour la photo et mon environement. Je fais de la photographie de rue (street photographie) ou je m'interesse en particulier a la cite d'Auckland. J'y consacre aussi un blog en anglais ou je parle de mon experience.

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Blog of the month:The European Dream: Chelsea in London!

The European Dream: Chelsea in London!

Chelsea has been living in London for just over a year now but she has been dreaming about this life since she was a little girl. Europe has always been Chelsea's place to be. Our American girl documents her life abroad on her blog The Portable Wife.

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