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As expats, we travel but we aren't ONLY travelers. You won't hear as much about trekking through jungles as you will about trekking through traffic to the market. This is a podcast for those who are doing the daily grind in a foreign land (or for those who want to know more about life overseas). If you ARE living abroad, you know the average day is anything but ordinary. Join us every other week as we chat with expat women from around the globe who are embracing the joys AND the trials of ta ...
 
Four Seas One Family focuses exclusively on the overseas lifestyles of expats, immigrants and migrants. Listen to insights our host and guests bring that will assist in constructing a clear understanding of how being a global citizen can help people from different backgrounds learn more about themselves and others while at the same time appreciating that we all have a lot more in common than we think.
 
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It can be challenging connecting with people located in different parts of the world and in different time zones, but to me and the fine people I’ve been lucky enough and, frankly, honored to speak with it’s more important that we share stories others can relate to. Giving a personal view into the lives of others who are seeing the world from a ...…
 
This episode we welcome, Charu Pathni, an Indian expat living and working for a major car manufacturer in Germany. Charu is a very focused and energetic lady who has not only persevered, but also surpassed traditional roles held for women from her home nation. Even though she hasn’t lived in every part of the world, Charu calls herself a world ...…
 
In many ways, traveling anywhere alone can not only help a person build a clearer or more in-depth understanding of oneself, but also the world around them from a perspective that wouldn’t have been obtainable while in ones home nation. So traveling abroad with a life-long partner can offer the same elements, but on a level that has twice the i ...…
 
This episode we welcome, Nicole Palazzo. Nicole is an American expat living in Europe who is also an active podcaster. Nicole points out that from her location abroad it can sometimes be strange or even stressful for her to miss things from her home nation that she normally wouldn’t pay much attention to while living in her home nation. Her com ...…
 
There are many different reasons why people of all ages and personality types take the plunge to explore living abroad. Their explorations may take them to places that are not only far from their home nation and the people they love , but also lead them to unforgettable and priceless experiences that they will cherish until the day they have to ...…
 
Today we speak to a wonderful latina American binational who has extensive experience in media with particular expertise in creating content for the television market. Natalia Mejia, an American citizen born in México and a UCLA graduate, shares her story and unique perspective of not only what brought her to the United States , but also her pe ...…
 
No one has a total grip on events in their life that will direct them to the goals they forecast and hope to later achieve. Sometimes, being at the right place at the right time can be a blind gift that points a person in directions he or she may have never dreamt of. This episode I am happy to sit down in the Taipei studio with someone who was ...…
 
While living outside of your home nation, regardless of the reason why, you may one day find yourself looking for ways to remain functional, creative and useful. Because of this fact, and to get the most out of your overseas experience, it becomes of the upmost importance to prioritize the elements that make up your overseas life. Choices have ...…
 
On today’s podcast, we have a guest who might be familiar to many: Ruth Van Reken, author of Letters Never Sent, and Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds.Growing up overseas before there was a concrete explanation of Third Culture Kids, Ruth had to navigate through the emotions, gifts, and baggage of a cross-cultural lifestyle on her own ...…
 
Before traveling or living overseas, many foreign nationals mindset carries a perception that their home nation encompasses all the best things and conveniences in life. Sometimes, however, this isn't the case. In some second and third world nations many foreign nationals quickly discover that their second or third world host nation, regardless ...…
 
Time for a new segment of “It’s Tea Time Somewhere.” This is when our podcast team chats all about a particular topic of interest and this episode is all about expat friendships. We discuss how you can’t be too picky and how being that way can actually cause you to miss out on some amazing friendships. We chat about handling disagreements and w ...…
 
How do you balance cross-cultural living, motherhood, the responsibilities of being a pastors wife, and still find the time to write books? To many of us that may seem like an overwhelming amount of pressure and expectations, and today’s guest, Gloria Furman agrees that sometimes it does feel a little out of control. How are you supposed to pla ...…
 
We all know life overseas can be tough for adults, but think about how much more difficult it must be for the kids! They are going through a lot of transition, too, but aren't always able to process all the change on their own. We may wonder what they are experiencing and how we can help them through it. On this episode, we chat with Jessi Vanc ...…
 
As an educator in Taiwan I get to interact with a lot of friends and students from different backgrounds. Many of them go abroad for business, to sightsee or continue their education. A few of them have even decided to permanently live abroad to start a new life chapter. They obtained, both positive and negative, real-time life experiences usin ...…
 
We are happy to sit down for a chat with a German expat world traveler who is at the time of this episode residing in the United States. Katharina Von Knobloch, who has vast experience in the corporate world as a marketing and business development manager, spends time with us from Chicago, Illinois to talk about her travels around the world bot ...…
 
As a mother of three small children living overseas, the last thing you need is more on your plate. In the midst of transitioning between continents, Ashley McCartney received more complications than just lost baggage and a tight schedule – she received a brain tumor diagnosis. However, our God does not say he gives help if suffering comes; he ...…
 
Get ready to join us for a ride as we listen to the journey of an expat / immigrant from Melbourne, Australia who is now living in Vienna, Austria. Hear how Carly Hulls, upon being offered a dream job overseas, as well as taking a chance after “meeting an Austrian boy”, decided to pack up all her stuff in one backpack to embark on a new life ch ...…
 
Learning the culture of your host country is just as important as learning the language. Without ever intending it, we can cause hurt feelings to abound when our culture collides with another — especially when we try to project our social rules into the relationship. This is why we’re so thankful Sarah Lanier took the time to write about these ...…
 
Feeling intrigued about life overseas can be a catalyst for some people when deciding to pick up everything in their familiar environment to move on for a life abroad. This fact, combined with the need to find something meaningful in life, can point someone in a direction that previously wouldn’t have been a topic of consideration. This episode ...…
 
This episode we welcome Jenna Davis, an incredible sustainable travel blogger and mom to be, on the show this episode. Originally from The Great White North, Toronto, Canada. Jenna has traveled to over 50 nations. She shares with us her overseas life story on an unseasonably hot summer’s day in Europe. Hear how Jenna adapted to unexpected occur ...…
 
This episode we have someone who honestly looks at the world from not only a realistic, but also a spiritual point of view that in many ways exemplifies basic human characteristics and values. Peter Fogtdal, a humorous Danish author, writer and lecturer, shares with us his unique view of life while living as an immigrant and working in the Unit ...…
 
No one can really ever predict with absolute accuracy the road life will take them. Desires, wishes and dreams may at first just seam to be passing thoughts with no reason to take action to see to completion. This episode we catch up with someone who had a simple desire to one day live abroad. Luckily, in this case, a decision that was made by ...…
 
No matter where we are in life there will always be challenges and some of them will bring wonderful surprises along with disappointments. Expats, immigrants and migrants will face these facts regardless of where they are. The question at this point is what happens when an overseas experience isn’t going well? What occurs when a foreign nationa ...…
 
There are many reasons why expats, immigrants and migrants choose to live a life abroad. Some have decided to look abroad to find a missing part of themselves or just to get away from situations that they felt were obstacles or factors limiting their physical, psychological, financial and, in some cases, spiritual or creative development. Many ...…
 
Just to let you know that we are still here and will be back soon. We are gathering guests for future podcasts and we are looking forward to bringing you interesting stories from interesting storytellers all over the world. And thank you very much for being a Four Seas One Family listener.
 
Anyone who has lived overseas for an extended period of time has looked back at least once on their experience and wondered how they managed to overcome the cultural issues they faced while abroad. This may sound ridiculous but it never ceases to amaze how bits and peaces of cultural unawareness and bewilderment can later lead to an even deeper ...…
 
There are many doors that we have to open and close to reach our life goals. Some doors are slammed in our faces and sometimes we have to slam the doors ourselves in order to preserve the little time we have. And because of this, it isn’t often that we come across people that have developed the ability to without hesitation unconditionally acce ...…
 
In this final episode of the season, our podcast team gathers together once more to discuss a relatable topic of overseas life. This time, it’s all about transition. Denise, Melissa, and Alicia each take a moment to share about how they’ve navigated through and coped with the transitions that have come their way this past year. Some of the chan ...…
 
Meg and Rob, along with their fur baby, Jack, had what many people would call a dream life. However, it wasn't bring the type of satifaction they desired, so in 2016, they decided it was time to pack it all up and leave the "rat race"of their home nation to search for a lighter and more fulfilling life abroad. They became more determined to get ...…
 
Foreign nationals explore and come from all over the world and they all bring their own personal unique branding to their overseas experience. Both foreign nationals and local citizens alike can benefit vastly by interacting with each other. By doing so, not only can stereotypes be debunked, but also deep understandings built. We are honored to ...…
 
It’s rare that we come across people who have explosive and bubbling personalities that makes us want to smile and keep smiling. We are happy,…, no ecstatic to have American expat Jacqueline Bruce as a guest. It’s hard to not be influenced by her positive energy. It’s easy to hear and feel this radiating from her voice and warm smile. Jacquelin ...…
 
While overseas, a negative encounter may leave a bitter taste in the mouth of a traveler. Stories of being cheated or scammed by members of a local population can be heard from travelers of every nation. However, many of these observations, although unfortunate, are not only one-sided, but also unfair. Some travelers have reported that they had ...…
 
Emily Thomas (Mom Struggling Well Podcast) admits that expat life was not the exciting adventure of her dreams. Maybe it was the lack of a good shower, the morning roosters, the firework plant next to your apartment or maybe, it was the fact that she was right in the middle of her journey through infertility. It can be excruciating enough deali ...…
 
Welcome to a roller coaster of an episode. We have American travel writers Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman as our guests this episode. Joshua and Stephanie are travel writers with a new book coming out soon (May 2018) that centers on traveling in Taiwan. Joshua and Stephanie are a couple that always seem to have a limitless supply of ...…
 
We are happy to have Mr. Mark Korondi as our guest this episode. He is one of the most energetic and mindful people to have been interviewed on this podcast. Mark has had his eye on his host nation for a while and was lucky to be offered a job to take him there! He explains why it is extremely important to invest time in learning about the loca ...…
 
There are very few careers on this earth where we group individuals by their marital status. However, when it comes to team dynamics and cultural expectations overseas, it happens a lot. Oftentimes, we gravitate towards being best friends with people who share the same marital status as us, but that doesn't have to be the case. In this episode ...…
 
Stress, transition and unrealistic expectations of a culture can all be triggers for eating disorders and negative body issues. All three of these things are prevalent in life abroad. Elizabeth Trotter, Editor of A Life Overseas, shares candidly about her personal story of battling an eating disorder and how she has seen victory in this area of ...…
 
Exhaustion. Burnout. Fatigue. Somehow we don’t see it coming but we know when we’re there. That moment when we’ve come to the end of our rope, when we’ve given and poured out all that we have, all while forgetting to take care of ourselves in the process. In this interview with Danielle Wheeler, founder and creator of Velvet Ashes, we talk abou ...…
 
“You think your life is one thing and then you get blindsided by the reality that it’s actually something else, something you were totally unprepared for,” Julie Martinez recounts about her final weeks in Chile. Five days after Julie delivered her second child, she found out devastating news concerning actions done by her husband. The next thin ...…
 
Learning a new language is often the deal breaker when deciding whether or not to go to, and more so, live in a different nation. Learning a new language may also be the ignitor that causes someone to focus on the nation where the language is commonly spoken. We sit down for a chat with UK expat and blogger, Henissi. Henissi shares her story of ...…
 
Depending on where you live in the world, the topic of skin color might come up daily. Maybe your skin tone is noticeably different than everyone else around you and this physical feature is brought to your attention (as if you weren’t already aware of it). It then becomes the topic of discussion for the next 5 minutes. It’s a type of discussio ...…
 
One of the more intimidating things about living cross-culturally is when you decide to start inviting people into your home. Our minds tend to go into overthinking mode with all sorts of questions: “What if they don’t feel comfortable? What if they don’t like the food I prepare for them? Is this halal? Do I need to make room to sit on the floo ...…
 
It is impossible to know when or where your life will take a sudden turn. Sometimes the turns leads to a path that is not only unpredictable, but also impossible to prepare for. Our guest this episode shows that the key to finding and implementing successful adjustments is to maintain a positive attitude and the willingness to remain flexible. ...…
 
The ways foreigners are described or classified have a direct link to how they are treated or accommodated in a host country. The terms used to describe foreigners have a direct impact on not only how fellow foreigners see themselves, but also how local populations interact with foreign nationals living amongst them. How should people who aren’ ...…
 
Christmas is upon us and Denise, Alicia and Melissa are talking ALL about it. They take the discussion way back to their childhood years and discuss the traditions they grew to love. Those traditions turned into expectations (which sometimes led to disappointments) they put on the holiday season as an adult. They discuss their first Christmases ...…
 
For 13 years, Phillippa and her husband and their 2 kids lived in a remote village in the Philippines. When it became obvious that their time there was coming to a close, Philippa found herself dreaming of a life in the West drinking coffee while her kids went to a beautiful public school. Then they received an email asking them to consider a n ...…
 
Living Abroad can challenge any marriage. When married cross-culturally those challenges quadruple. Michelle Acker Perez candidly shares about life overseas and experiences of be Guatemala and the joy and difficulties of cross-cultural marriage. We covered a wide range of topics with Michelle including navigating uncomfortable situations within ...…
 
It's amazing how learning about an overseas location can excite a person's curiosity. Learning about the intricate components of a nation and its history can be the impetus for someone to want to place themselves within the environment they are learning about. In this episode we sit down for chat with McKenzie Dow. McKenzie is an American expat ...…
 
It's always good to have a plan. That's the responsible thing to do, after all. Unfortunately, there's never any guarantee things will go according to plan -- and this is when our flexibility as expats is tested. Allie Riddle, a third generation expat, shares her experience from her family's sudden evacuation from her home in South Sudan when t ...…
 
It’s time for another segment of “It’s Tea Time Somewhere!” This time we’re talking home assignments. What does our preparation look like? How bad is the jet lag? (Spoiler alert: real bad.) What does life look like when we’re finally back to our home country? These are just a few of the things Denise, Alicia, and Melissa chat about in regards t ...…
 
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