Last update on December 17, 2018

You can spot an expert expat a mile away when they’re in their national habitat of being ‘anywhere new’.

You learn a few tricks after travelling abroad a few times, enough to stand out as an expat travel professional. Then there are those times when travel abroad is really not what you expected. But ultimately, as an expat, you always seem to be travelling to somewhere new – much to the bewilderment of friends and family back home. How is it possible? Easy, you say, once you’re an expert expat.

Cargo reduction

Itchy Feet: The expat traveller

Small possessions

Itchy Feet: The expat lifestyle

Airport security

Itchy Feet: Culture comparisons
Wide open spaces

Itchy Feet: The expat traveller


Reprinted with permission of Itchy Feet.

Itchy Feet: Malachi RempenMalachi Rempen is an American filmmaker, author, photographer and cartoonist. Born in Switzerland and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he fled Los Angeles after film school and ‘expatted’ it in France, Morocco, Italy, and now Berlin, Germany, where he lives with his Italian fiancée. Itchy Feet is his weekly cartoon chronicle of travel, language learning, and life as an expat