Media — At Home Abroad

The modern world of expats captured in a new collection of essays

ISBN 978–0–9886228–1–4
 Compiled and edited by Betsy and Mark Blondin
 Word Metro Press
 Published April 2016, United States

Contact: blondins@TodaysExpats.com
 760–8896547 or 760–458–5576

At Home Abroad is available at Ingram, Amazon/Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Powell’s Books. Find more at TodaysExpats.com, on Facebook at At Home Abroad, and on Twitter @TodaysExpats.

At Home Abroad: Today’s Expats Tell Their Stories presents 31 powerful and insightful stories from expats of all ages in various countries. Taken together, these stories embody the modern expat world.

No one knows how many people are currently living in a country other than their own, but we know there are millions, and that number is quickly growing. Estimates range from 50 million to 230 million, and about eight million US citizens are expats, one million of which are in Mexico alone.

From Hungary to Cambodia, Argentina, Panama, Guatemala, Ireland, Greece and many more, the authors in At Home Abroad tell a variety of stories, some colorful and creative and some more factual and practical. They explore what it means to be an expat, the definition of “home” and the emotional mix of being part of a foreign culture far from family and friends.

Moving abroad is an exploding phenomenon evidenced by thousands of expat blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and major websites. Readers, whether they are expats, world explorers, baby boomers looking to retire abroad or armchair observers, appreciate and identify with these stories and the many things expats have in common wherever they are.

At Home Abroad is available at Ingram, Amazon/Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Powell’s Books. Find more at TodaysExpats.com, on Facebook at At Home Abroad, and on Twitter @TodaysExpats.

About the Blondins:

Betsy and Mark Blondin have traveled, lived and worked remotely in diverse places in Latin America and Europe during the last six years, meeting expats with wonderful stories that inspired At Home Abroad. They have three grown children and enjoy the slow-travel lifestyle. Their adventures have been featured on HuffPost, and their family pioneered documenting online travel in 1996–97. That trip around the US led to an invitation to be keynote speakers at this Department of Education-sponsored conference. Betsy is a freelance editor who loves to help others publish their books and Mark is a data-storage consultant. Join them at TodaysExpats.com for more about At Home Abroad and its remarkable authors.


Originally published at todaysexpats.com.

Jerry Nelson featured in the book, is an American writer and photojournalist and is always interested in discussing future work opportunities. Email him at jandrewnelson2@gmail.com and join the million-or-so who follow him on Twitter @ Journey_America.

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