This blog is written by Julie, an American expat artist currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland, having just moved here after 5 years in Munich, Germany. I have lived in various parts of Europe for over ten years now, and I travel as much as I can (often with my husband, sometimes with friends, and occasionally solo). I share my thoughts and photos from expat life and my travels here at the blog.
This blog was originally called This non-American Life, as an homage to the venerable Ira Glass and his radio show This American Life. Somewhere along the way we decided that the name needed tweaking, and This International Life was born.
Your questions and comments are most welcome. I love hearing from my readers. If you’d like to contact me directly, you can email me. I try to answer all personal emails, but I tend to ignore form letters, especially those from people who want me to publicize their crappy travel websites for free. We do occasionally like to work with PR folks from interesting travel destinations and companies, so feel free to get in touch.
We occasionally feature posts by guest writers and other bloggers. These feature personal expat and travel stories that we find interesting (and think our readers will, too). We’re not interested in guest posts from commercial sites.
I am @zurika on Twitter.
My mostly-behind-the-scenes co-blogger is my husband, Scott. He takes a lot of the photos that appear on zurika.com, plus he does most of the technical stuff. Occasionally he authors posts, too. He also writes an insanely geeky blog called Constrained Random.
He is @scott_roland on Twitter.