Moon Living Abroad in Canada

First Edition, September 2008
Pages: 350

Price: $19.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598800463

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598805161

Carolyn Heller is a food and travel writer who made the move to Canada with her husband and two daughters. Carolyn provides insight and first-hand advice on navigating the languages and cultures of this diverse country, and she outlines all the information needed in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner, making planning the move abroad manageable. Moon Living Abroad in Canada makes the moving and transition process easy for businesspeople, students, teachers, retirees, and professionals.

Moon Living Abroad in Canada is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. This relocation guide also includes practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets, whether it’s an apartment in Vancouver or a country home in Alberta. All Moon Living Abroad Guides include color photos, black and white photos, black and white illustrations, and maps.

What’s inside Moon Living Abroad in Canada

Here’s what author Carolyn B. Heller loves about Canada:
  • The ocean, downtown high-rises, and snow-topped mountains are all right outside my window.
  • People are nice, people are tolerant, and they don’t make a big deal about how nice and tolerant they are.
  • Toronto has five Chinatowns.
  • British Columbia has a desert.
  • Montréalers move effortlessly between French and English.
  • The United States isn’t the center of the political universe.
  • Skiing, sailing, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, camping– even when you live in the city, all these activities are close by, and people do them.
  • Croissants for breakfast, sushi for lunch, and wild salmon, local greens, and bumbleberry pie for dinner.
  • Maple syrup on snow.
  • Gravy on french fries.
  • Not having to worry about health insurance.

Born and raised in the United States, Carolyn B. Heller had visited Canada many times over the years before she relocated from Boston to Vancouver with her husband and twin daughters in 2003. She’s since sailed within sight of Vancouver’s downtown office towers and snowshoed in the mountains above the city; explored the temperate Gulf Islands and the towering Rockies; tasted wine in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley; eaten her way across multicultural Toronto; grooved to the tunes of Montréal’s Jazz Festival; and learned to love, or at least appreciate, poutine.

Carolyn is an avid traveler and passionate food lover who has eaten on the streets, in fine restaurants, and everywhere in between—in nearly 40 countries. As a full-time travel and food writer, Carolyn has contributed to more than 40 travel and restaurant guides to destinations from Asia to New England to the Pacific Northwest. Her writing has appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, FamilyFun, FACES, Pulse, and in the book Travelers’ Tales Paris.

Carolyn is a graduate of Brown University. In addition to travel and food, her interests include cooking, running, skiing, theater, studying languages, and hanging out on the beach with her family. For more information, visit