Life Abroad

19 Oct: What to Do When You’ve Reached Your Goal

Raising money in the modern age is a lot simpler than finding investors or getting a loan from the bank.  All you need is an account on a crowdfunding site and a good story, and if you’re lucky, the funds will start pouring in. It’s become a popular way to fund trips across the country and around the world. It’s also an old trend — just look at Christopher Columbus, who crowdfunded his way across the Atlantic Ocean. If you’ve managed to successfully crowdfund your latest trip, what is the next step? Here’s what you need to do. Create a…

05 Oct: How to Freelance While Traveling the World

One of the advantages of freelancing is that you are not confined to your office. Instead of spending days in the office from 9 am to 5 pm, a freelancer works any time of the day and anywhere – in a café, in a park or at an airport in anticipation of a flight. You can record a webinar, conduct an advertising campaign, polish your website and all this can be done on the way to Paris or Bangkok. With today’s challenging economy, freelance and travel can be the best way to simultaneously enjoy life and make a living. The…

07 Sep: Beautiful Ways That You Can Commemorate Your Trip

The thing about travel is that it doesn’t matter where you go, each place you visit will provide a different experience that isn’t easy to put into words. Unfortunately, it might feel like you’ve been back home only a few weeks before the memories begin to fade. The good news is that if you find meaningful ways to commemorate your trip, you can make these recollections last as long as you want. Here is how you can do this: Take Expressive Pictures Now, something you are guaranteed to do while traveling is to take lots of pictures. However, if you…

24 Aug: Here’s How You Can Avoid Getting Ripped Off By A Currency Exchange When You’re Overseas

“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud and tyranny.” – Frederick William Robertson You’re on vacation in a foreign country. You check in to the hotel, leave your luggage in your room, grab the most needful items and go sightseeing. There’s so much to investigate! Once you’re out, you notice a souvenir shop with cute backpacks. “I need to have one,” you think. In this very moment, you remind yourself you’ve only US dollars in your purse. “Right. I need to find a currency exchange.” You look around, notice at least three, and choose…

12 Jul: 8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Set Out On My First Solo Adventure

Your backpack is packed. Your budget is set. Your mom has told you repeatedly to remember to stay in touch. And you’re filled with nervous anticipation for your first solo trip! Maybe your friends were busy, completely broke, or simply not interested in traveling. Or maybe a solo adventure has always been something you’ve dreamed of and you finally worked up the courage to do it. Whatever the reason, you’re about to take off on what is bound to be a life-changing adventure! If you’ve never traveled solo before, here are a few things I wish I’d known before I…