Check out our selection of favorite quotes related to living abroad and expat life. Which one is your favorite? Leave your comments below.

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“THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL ABROAD IS TO LIVE WITH THE LOCALS.”

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“WHEN YOU MOVE FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE BETTER AND SOME THINGS THAT ARE WORSE, AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.”

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“A NATION’S CULTURE RESIDES IN ┬áTHE HEARTS AND IN THE SOUL OF ITS PEOPLE.”

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“MAKING A BIG LIFE CHANGE IS PRETTY SCARY. BUT, KNOW WHAT’S EVEN SCARIER? REGRET.”

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“WHAT MAKES EXPAT LIFE SO ADDICTIVE IS THAT EVERY BORING OR MUNDANE ACTIVITY YOU EXPERIENCE AT HOME (LIKE GROCERY SHOPPING, COMMUTING TO WORK OR PICKING UP THE DRY CLEANING) IS, WHEN YOU MOVE TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY, SUDDENLY TRANSFORMED INTO AN EXCITING ADVENTURE. WHEN ABROAD, BORDEM, ROUTINE, AND ‘NORMAL’ CEASE TO EXIST. AND ALL THAT’S LEFT IS THE THRILL AND CHALLENGE OF UNCERTAINTY.

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“LIFE IS BETTER AT THE BEACH.”

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“INSTEAD OF WONDERING WHEN YOUR NEXT VACATION IS, MAYBE YOU SHOULD SET UP A LIFE YOU DON’T NEED TO ESCAPE FROM.”

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“LIFE IS SHORT. BUY THE BEACH HOUSE.”

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“CHANGE IS SCARY. BUT REGRET IS SCARIER. SO JUMP AND FIND YOUR FREEDOM.”

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“TAKE A CHANCE BECAUSE YOU’LL NEVER KNOW HOW ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SOMETHING COULD TURN OUT TO BE.

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“LIFE MIGHT BE DIFFICULT FOR A WHILE, BUT I WOULD TOUGH IT OUT BECAUSE LIVING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE. MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT IT COMPLETED A PERSON, SANDING DOWN THE ROUGH PROVINCIAL EDGES AND TRANSFORMING YOU INTO A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD.”