Our History


Tales from a Small Planet (Tales) went online in 1999 as www.talesmag.com and has proven its staying power with the dedication of its semi-volunteer team. The founders of Tales were accompanying spouses of U.S. diplomats, concerned with sharing information to help families like theirs make good decisions when seeking a new posting, especially taking into account the well-being of accompanying spouses, partners, children and other family members, many with special needs. The team quickly expanded the site’s reach to all those who might be choosing a new country of residence, including development workers, international educators, corporate employees, retirees, Peace Corps volunteers, entrepreneurs, consultants, and many more.

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