Travel vs. Residency isn't so much a legal distinction as it is a practical one.
For Travel.SE, the distinction is fairly simple: Is the question relevant to someone who is only traveling?
Regardless of the length of one's stay at a vacation destination, there are only certain questions that are likely to come up. How to apply for a residency visa, how to open a bank account, and how to establish good credit with the local electric company are obviously not among them.
However, whether you're staying for 1 week or 15 years, how to not get ripped off by a taxi driver* is a relevant "travel" question.
I think we can apply a similar standard here, and say that a question is within the scope of "Expatriatism" if it is about how to living outside of your "home country." "Living" is purposely a vague term. How long must one be somewhere to say they "live" there? It's a judgment call. But certainly questions about setting up a bank account, or not being ripped off by taxi drivers* are relevant. How to find the best price on airfare to visit your family back home would not be appropriate here, and should go to Travel.SE.
*I intentionally chose an example that I think ought to be on topic both here and on Travel.SE.