Expat and Inspiring Tales

Inspirational tales from expat and others who are doing great things.

  • Retire In France?
    Expat and Inspiring Tales

    Retiring in France? A Romantic Pipedream or Possibility?

    Has France Crossed Your Expat Radar? The mention of France for many conjures up visions of sitting on the terrace of a café enjoying an espresso after consuming a French delicacy such as Coq au Vin. And then meandering along village streets with a quick stop at the bakery for a baguette and the fromagerie for a hunk of brie. But is this a dream life? What is it really like to retire in France? Today's post is an interview with Beth Haslam, a Wales Native who moved to the French countryside in 2007, and the author of a series of hilarious memoirs "Fat Dogs and French Estates" that chronicle…

  • Mary World Traveler at Yungang Grottoes in China
    Expat and Inspiring Tales,  FIRE and Small Business,  Travel

    A Conversation with a Solo World Traveler

    Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you an interview with Mary Derouard, a solo world traveler who at the age of 55 when many of us would be settling for a trip to someplace warm and spending time with family, started traveling the world solo. She's now been to 70 countries and visited 7 continents, and is still exploring new destinations around the world.

  • James, Dog Pilot
    Expat and Inspiring Tales,  Intentional Living

    James Bond, Dog Pilot to the Rescue

    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi I find it inspiring to read about others' journeys to finding purpose and enjoy sharing stories of the same. Today I'm sharing with you an interview with none other than James Bond (formerly known as Jaroslaw Przygodzinksi), a Polish immigrant now dog pilot who with his wife, Denise, founded "Life Rescue Ministry", a non-profit organization that operates "flights for life" for homeless dogs.