Guys. GUYS. Did you see this month’s National Geographic Traveler? 12524227_10154719220888272_8495124979873655999_n

Go to page 42.

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It’s just my book. No big deal. This totally happens to me all the time.

(This has never happened to me.)

I’ve known for a while it was coming, but had no way to know for sure… and I didn’t want to ask people! So I kept stalking Nat Geo online to see if they posted something. Nothing. Then my friend was like, “Hey, I was on a flight reading this and saw your book, congrats!”

Instant adrenaline bomb: I mean I knew it was coming but then suddenly it was real. Someone read my book at National Geographic Traveler. Oh and it was Don George, the guy who wrote the book on Travel Writing. Breathe. Breathe.

This is one of the most incredible things to happen to me – ever.

I don’t even have a copy! (A friend is saving one for me for when I return to the States this summer… he tried to Fed Ex it and it was going to be $70. EXPAT LIFE.)

A friend took a close-up photo and sent it to me:12931138_10153530922924290_7590285916141014065_nOh and I got a copy of the book from my publisher. Here’s a video of me opening it with the kids and reading the dedication to them:

I’m a little shy. Ha. My kids, clearly, are not. The book really looks amazing, it’s so incredible to see my title page, the table of contents – two years of travels – hundreds of little stories I never told on the blog – this archive of a time in my life when I was a new mom, traveling the world, trying to learn all these languages.

The books comes out May 17th so for the next 3 weeks I’m releasing free copies of things like our documentary, ebooks and more. This week it’s 30 Ways in 30 Days to Redesign Your Life and Travel the World. It’s a 100 page ebook that walks you through the process of going completely digital, uprooting your life and making space for as much or little travel as you’d like.


Once you finish that book you might be curious to read my other ebook Long Term European Residency for Americans – which covers EVERY COUNTRY in Europe and tells you how their long term residency visa program works. Check it out.

I’m giving both away! Enjoy! I’m going to lay down now…