About Me

Hello, I'm Heather!

I'm a nomad at heart, having spent my school years changing schools nearly every single year and my adult life moving around the world with my husband Michael, two sons Nathan and Benjamin, and our tiny toy poodle dog, Lucy Rocket. 

Some people like to travel, I like to say we're seeing the whole world by living in one country at a time!

We are currently calling Hong Kong home for the second time. We've also lived in America, Tokyo, Macau, and Shanghai, China. One of these days we hope to live somewhere in Europe, but for now I'm in the Asia chapter of my life!

I'm grateful to have this space to write and have met some really spectacular people over the last eight years of telling my story online. I'm very curious, love adventures, and process everything I see through writing about it. This wandering life isn't for everything, but it's perfect for me!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll stay awhile!


  1. Hi Heather,

    Love the blog! I recently published my first novel, "Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside," which is about two Americans (one an entitled deadbeat, the other a fledgling idealist) teaching English in rural Hunan, and was wondering if you might be interested in reading and reviewing it here. You can learn more about the book on Amazon or Goodreads, and I'd be more than happy to send you an electronic copy. Thanks for considering! Hope to hear back from you :)



  2. Hi Heather,

    I stumbled on your blog when looking up the Yinhuang Hanpian tab's.
    Nice to know they work :-)

    The Shanghai East International Medical Center I went to seems like a good hospital, friendly staff.

    Nice blog too.

    Kind regards,


  3. Hi! I am Nerissa, a Filipino living in Italy.
    We just started a website dedicated to the lives of all those living in a country other than the one where they were born. Thru PeopleAbroad.org we intend to increase connections, awareness, and understanding among people.
    We would like to ask you to contribute as an author to the website by writing even one single post with photos and/or videos about the region of the world you live in. Your post can be externally linked to your personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter account, and/or anything else you like, in order to promote your own activity.
    If possible, we would also like you to write your story (bio - where you live and how you decided to live your life abroad) – example: https://www.peopleabroad.org/nerissa-filipino-living-in-italy/.
    To become an author, it is not necessary to live in a different country from where you were born, but simply to know a bit of the world by having lived, studied, or traveled abroad.
    Please, sign up to our website at https://www.peopleabroad.org/register/ and send all your files with things you would like to share (your story or your posts) by email to people(at)peopleabroad(dot)org. In case of big files, send them by WETRANSFER.
    Since this website is still under construction, we do not have yet made it available to search engines for indexation. So, to access it, just type www.PeopleAbroad.org.
    We are just starting and that is why your help is essential. We would love to see you onboard!
    All the best,


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