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An above-average travel blog and expatriate resource guide designed by 2 American expats living in Copenhagen. We aim to inspire you to go abroad for a week or forever.

We are Derek and Mike – a couple of gay American expats who love to travel the world. Life abroad has been amazing, never dull and afforded us the opportunity to travel the world.

We want to inspire and equip you to see the world whether it’s for a vacation or to live. Look around and learn more about our travels, our life abroad and the differences between living in Europe and living in America. Use our travel resources to help yourself find your next adventure.

The world knows a lot about America, but Americans know very little about the rest of the world. Let’s change that.

Latest Posts

We love to write about travel and expat life. Take a look at our most recent posts.

When we write about travel you’ll see everything from tour reviews, travel hacks and tips, trip itineraries, city guides and our take on hot topics.

Our posts on expat life offer advice and anecdotes about living abroad. If you’re planning to move to another country or just want to know what it’s like, read on. We share our experiences and perspectives on all the ups and downs of expatriating.

Whatever we’re discussing we bring you our perspectives as a gay couple traveling and our lives as gay American expats.

Walking through the Buelé Gate through the Propylea
Athens in one day: a 24-hour itinerary
Here is our one-day itinerary for Athens. We spent 24 hours there last summer after island-hopping around Greece and we
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30 reasons not to travel and how to overcome them
30 Excuses Not to Travel – and How to Overcome Them
Should I go traveling? There should be no excuse not to travel, yet we hear travel excuses all the time.
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National Cathedral Helsinki Finland
One Day in Helsinki – A 24 Hour Itinerary
Although we only had a day in Helsinki, we made the most of it and were determined to hit every
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man with swedish flag what is eurovision
What is Eurovision? Guide to Eurovision 2019
Mike provides an expert guide to explain What is Eurovision for anyone who is wondering. Find out all you wondered
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watching sports abroad
Watching Sports Abroad -Tuesday Morning Football
How do you watch sports as an expat abroad? It's tough, but you learn to adapt! Here is how my
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Learning Danish is Hard
Learning Danish Got Political With the Dansk Folkeparti
Learning Danish was a major goal when we moved to Copenhagen. Danish is a difficult language, but for political reasons
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Ibn battuta

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