Living Your Best Life Abroad: Strategies for Navigating, Surviving, and Thriving as an Expat

How to Embrace Diversity and Overcome Adversity when Relocating Abroad

Erik Blair
EscapeTheUS | Moving to Thailand
10 min readFeb 12, 2023


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If you’re like me, you already have your passport in order and a bag ready to pack. But there are some things to think about prior to moving far away from where you are now.

Retiring or relocating abroad can be an exciting and life-changing decision. Moving to a new country can provide a chance to experience different cultures, meet new people, and potentially reduce living costs. However, relocating to another country also comes with its own set of challenges.

Previously, I wrote about how to retire abroad happily ever after, offering a step-by-step guide for travel enthusiasts and retirees. But, in this article, we will be diving into the challenges of expat life, discussing how to overcome adversity and embrace diversity in your new home.

We’ll discuss some common difficulties that people face when relocating abroad, and provide tips…