Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation

Adventurers Abroad explains in detail who the new American expat generation is, why they are moving abroad, where they are moving abroad and the personal characteristics required for expat success.

The heart of the book is 14 personal stories told through the eyes of American expats living in all corners of the world. Through their experiences, readers will learn how to move, live and work in a variety of countries, with practical advice and information that is useful for any aspiring expat.

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I had no expectations when I started to read this book. Well, at least not consciously. I guess I figured many expats either married someone from another country and moved there for family reasons or were adventurous young adults, unattached and dissatisfied with their life.

This book showed me the multitude of reasons why people can decide to explore other cultures and build a life somewhere far removed from where they were raised. I especially related to several profiles of expats from Michigan and the Midwestern U.S.
There were some similarities in expats finding initial jobs as English teachers, but even there the experiences were different.
One very inspiring profile was about a young family, all their considerations, and how they created income producing opportunities for themselves. Other inspiring stories were about researching jobs that could be done from anywhere. Even if you are not ready to change countries, this allows you to rethink your career options.

As for paperwork and regulations, it appears it can be both simpler and more complex than anticipated. The bottom line is that with desire and planning, one can be successful.
Overall a very interesting read.

I was given a copy of this book to review.

A long-time expat, Robert Nelson wrote his first book, "Boomers in Paradise: Living in Puerto Vallarta," while residing in that Mexican international resort city for seven years. He has also lived in Germany, Turkey and Greece and has traveled to over a dozen countries on three continents.

​He also is a co-founder of, an online publisher of international relocation planning information and resources.

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  1. Laura, thanks for the review of my new book! If your readers have any follow-on questions after reading your review, I would be happy to answer them. They can contact me at




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