The Most Peaceful Places on Earth

Now that the UEFA European Football Championship has been over for several weeks, have you already forgotten about everyone’s favorite underdog? Iceland took part in a European football championship for the first time ever. Despite their lack of experience, as well as the fact that their manager was a part-time dentist from the tiny Westman […]

Around the World in Seven Unique Holidays

Every culture — not to mention every family — has their own holiday traditions, and some are well worth knowing. Not only is it fun to read up on various festivities worldwide, but it can also save you from being caught off guard abroad: Imagine visiting a peaceful Austrian town in early December only to […]

InterNations Insider Tips: Five Touristy Things to Do in Salzburg

Malte Zeeck, founder and co-CEO of InterNations, as well as a former expat himself, shares his personal tips for the five most famous sights in neighboring Salzburg. While a bachelor party recently took me to Barcelona, I had the chance to attend a wedding in Salzburg some time later. The reception took place at the […]

Founder’s Diary: Salzburg

The founder and co-CEO of InterNations, Malte Zeeck, remembers his recent visit to Salzburg where he attended an event organized by the local InterNations Community. After my previous visits to official InterNations Events had led me on a tour around the Mediterranean south of Europe, from Athens over Rome to Madrid and Barcelona, the trip […]

My InterNations: Cook, Eat, Love in Vienna

Last week, when we blogged about the International Day of Happiness, we asked two essential questions: what makes you happy? And what are you doing to make others happy? We came to the conclusion that these two things are inextricably intertwined: feeling good makes you more inclined to do good, but doing good also helps […]

Our First InterNations Night in Vienna

Our guest blogger Julie, recently arrived in Europe, shares her impressions of the first InterNations Event that she and her husband attended. Having moved from Charleston, South Carolina to Vienna, Austria only recently, my husband and I both joined a networking website for expatriates about four months ago. We were hoping it would help us […]

The Sparkly Elephant

Usually, native English speakers talk about “seeing pink elephants” when they are a bit tipsy. But what connects a sparkly pink elephant to guest author and expat blogger Julie’s German language lessons and to her honeymoon? Read on and find out! You are probably wondering what this cute little elephant has to do with expat […]

You in My Hut Now: Getting Away from It All

Do you sometimes dream of leaving your busy expat life style behind – just for a few days? Instead of boarding your next aeroplane to Singapore, Dubai, Tokyo or London, how would you feel about a totally unspectacular weekend trip to … nowhere? British expat Simon did exactly that, and this is what he made […]

An Expat at Home?

Linda lived in Vienna for the past eight years and figured it was time to go back to her hometown of Bonn, Germany again. In an interview she tells us how it was to move back to Germany and how she found it so strange that even though Austrian and German culture are not so […]

Founder’s Diary: Vienna April Get-Together

InterNations co-founder Malte Zeeck just came back from visiting Vienna to attend the April Get-Together. Here are some of his impressions from his trip. It is the Easter weekend that brought me to Vienna, the Austrian capital and home to Europe’s most influential composers of classical music and painters. More than 1.7 million of Austria’s […]