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Rebecca Hilton Making Here Home

I’m Rebecca Hilton, travel-lover, reading obsessive and mum-of-two doing my best to navigate life in a different country. I’m from the UK but  over the last few years I’ve been trying to make wherever ‘here’ is feel like home – from Thailand to Germany and who knows where next…

My mission, to paraphrase the wonderful Maya Angelou, is to thrive, and not just survive in these expat postings. And if I can help you too, by sharing my experiences and advice (usually learned from having done things the hard way..) then that’s even better.

About Me

So, a bit about me. My career was in marketing and change management. I worked for several large multinational organisations in the UK before my husband’s job took us to Thailand. And then I had to work out who I was as an expat wife. It was a challenge, but also a wonderful opportunity.

When we moved to Germany, I decided to set up ‘Making Here Home’ and offer coaching to fellow expats. As reading is a passion of mine, I also set up a book club…which quickly went from 4 members to over 40.

The Expat Book Club

This got me thinking about all the women living overseas who love to read, and how wonderful it would be to have a worldwide book club. So I started The Expat Book Club.

It’s an online community of women, connected via a shared love of reading – and it is now my virtual happy place! The Expat Book Club is on Facebook and on Instagram – if you’re a book lover, you are welcome here.

Read more about The Expat Book Club here in an interview I did with Expat Life in Thailand Magazine.

Rebecca Hilton The Expat Book Club


If you are interested in finding out more about coaching, the Expat Book Club or anything else on the website,  please get in touch here hello@makingherehome.com.

I’d love to hear from you


‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style’

Maya Angelou



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