IMG_0694I have been privileged to live and travel abroad these past twenty-some years. It has given me the opportunity to appreciate a mosaic of cultures and embrace myriad experiences. Though Canada remains our home base, my husband and I have raised three children globally and our journey continues. We now live in our ninth country…India.

Eager to share my experiences and fulfill my writing aspirations, I began capturing this somewhat nomadic life in notesonaboardingpass and also contributing articles on global living.

A deep love of history imbues my work, making historical, social and personal connections to the places that I write about. In Norway, my experience as a Tour Guide/Interpretive Historian was deeply fulfilling and honed my ability to research and assemble history into a relatable narrative.

If a blog transports you to a different place, entertains and informs…then I am more than pleased.

This past year, I was delighted to co-author my first book, a coffee table/history collaboration. It confirmed my love of this style of writing, but I am also very comfortable with narrative, interview and prose.

I am also involved with Families in Global Transition and participated again this March in The Netherlands. Besides mentoring writers, I co-hosted a writers forum and gave a Pechu Kuchu PresentationFinding Joy and Abundance in Your Expat Life.

I do hope you enjoy reading…Terry Anne

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  1. Hi Terry Anne,

    I am a television producer working on the US travel show ‘House Hunters International’ and I am getting in touch because we are looking for English speaking expats who have recently moved to Kazakhstan to feature on our show. I wonder if you might like to share your story?

    House Hunters International is a half-hour TV show currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America. The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying / renting process, by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where expats and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.
    Here is a link to show you what our show is all about!

    We would love to film in Kazakhstan so please get in touch if you or any of your contacts might be interested in finding out more!

    Best wishes,


    Michelle James
    1-3 St Peter’s Street, London N1 8JD – +44 20 7704 3300

  2. Hi Terry Anne,

    I stumbled onto your blog while researching live as an expat in Kazakhstan. Looks like we have travelled similar paths. I loved your photos from Vancouver Island, I grew up there and your photography and blog captured each town beautifully.

    We are a family from Calgary, Alberta currently living in The Netherlands and are looking to relocate to Kazakhstan for a work term with my Husbands work.

    Naturally we are a little hesitant due to our limited knowledge of the area and are finding online research to be so varied. I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the area.

    Many Thanks,

    • Hi Erinn,
      Very pleased that you found me. Yes we are most definitely on similar paths as I return to Calgary as well and have also lived in The Netherlands. As always, these decisions are difficult and it definitely helps to have good information. Please let me know which city in Kaz. you are considering and the ages of your children. Let’s communicate on my email I look forward to hearing from you soon, Terry Anne

    • I’m pleased to hear that Crystal. I’ve been ill which has prevented me from writing but I look forward to posting more adventures now that I’m feeling well again. Hope you’ve enjoyed your summer!

  3. Hi Terry Anne, I have finally found time to send a note to let you know how much i enjoy your tales of travel and the photos that go along with. I particularly enjoyed reading about the Ktunaxa people. I also enjoy spending time at St. Eugene, looking at the pictures of the children in the hallway and reading about them Now I have so much more knowledge about the people’s story – Thank you for that. Continue to find inspiration in your travels! Your Kimberley neighbor, Sue

  4. Hi Sue, Thanks so much for taking the time to write. It means a lot to me when I know my tales have resonated with my readers, makes it all very worthwhile. I find such joy in researching, exploring and sharing life’s stories, wherever my travels take me; even to the beautiful Kootenays!

  5. Thank you, Terry Anne!

    What a stroke of luck to run in to you and your husband in Bangalore. We have now enjoyed reading your blogg and picked some of your advice. I bought a bunch of lovely schals from Aijaz at The Heritage in Mysore. He was such a sweet heart.

    Now we are off to yet another national park, Nagarahole.

    We really appreciated talking to you. Keep up your good writing. I will continue to read your blogg.

    • Hi Elvy, I’m so pleased you were able to use some of the tips on your trip from Mysore! How wonderful that you visited Nagarahole, a place we haven’t been yet. Hope the rest of your trip went well and so pleased you’ll be reading 🙂

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