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The Travels of an American Expat

The Fly Away American is a travel blog following the journey and adventures of an American Expat living in England. I share my experiences living abroad and travelling the world in hopes of giving others useful and inspiring information for their own journeys.

 

Best Places for American Expats in England

Posted by on 9:16 am in England, Expat Life, travel tips | 2 comments

Best Places for American Expats in England

The UK Office of National Statistics estimates that up to 13% of England’s population is made up of foreigners. Of those, around 189,000 are American. While many of these American nationals are stationed at the various military bases, there is still a considerable amount of us living our lives on English soil. With that in mind- I thought it would be interesting to explore where Americans are re-locating exactly. London is obviously a front runner, but if you are considering moving over- where are the best places for American expats in...

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Ten Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your All-Inclusive Holiday

Posted by on 10:10 am in travel tips | 2 comments

Ten Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your All-Inclusive Holiday

All-Inclusive holidays continue to grow in popularity, with millions of travellers happy to fork over a set amount for a vacation where everything from the booze to the room to the disco is included. There are critics on both sides of the fence arguing over the effect all-inclusive holidays have  on local communities and the authentic experience (or lack there of) that a person would have sitting at a resort. While I can see the pros and cons of both sides, I think that as a long as you make an effort to leave the resort an all-inclusive...

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Fly Away to Montmorency Falls at Parc de la Chute in Québec, Canada

Posted by on 4:31 pm in Canada, Travels | 9 comments

Fly Away to Montmorency Falls at Parc de la Chute in Québec, Canada

I had never heard of Montmorency Falls before I visited. A bit strange since this waterfall on the Montmorency River outside Québec City is almost 100 ft. higher than the more famous Niagara Falls, and even more scenic. While Niagara Falls may be more dramatic in-person, Montmorency Falls allows visitors to get up close and personal with the cascading waters and enjoy astounding views over the Saint Lawrence River and Île d’Orléans region- over 350 feet from the ground.     At Montmorency Falls in Quebec, Canada- you...

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Fly Away to Craco, Italy- An Abandoned Ghost Town with a Tragic Past

Posted by on 4:38 pm in #HelloBasilicata, Italy, Travels | 8 comments

Fly Away to Craco, Italy- An Abandoned Ghost Town with a Tragic Past

As our van pulled up to the dusty parking lot outside the visitor center in Craco, I noticed an elderly man sitting outside on a plastic garden chair in front of a 70′s style barrack building. I wondered what he did with his time, living outside the city of his ancestors, a city where he too perhaps ran around as a child. Did he look up at Craco with sadness? Did he watch the birds flying in and out of the open collapsing rooftops and imagine that he too flew among them? Did it conjure up memories of his mother crying in the kitchen,...

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If I Had A Million Dollars – I’d Buy Wings

Posted by on 11:29 am in WIN | 0 comments

If I Had A Million Dollars – I’d Buy Wings

If I Had A Million Dollars… How many times have you had the ‘If I won a million dollars…’ conversation with friends? “If I won a million dollars I’d buy a 10 bedroom house and 5 cars and a bunch of tacky Italian marble statues to show off how dumb I am with my money.” If I won the lottery (I probably would need to start entering first) I don’t imagine my family would buy a huge house and a bunch of crap. I think we would pay off our debts, pay off the debts of close family and friends, and go...

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