Archive for the ‘Expats Abroad’ Category

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam
By Samantha Laufer This expat author tells a story about learning to assimilate with one of the most important and pervasive aspects of Southeast Asian culture: the art of the bargain. Today, I spent a few minutes arguing (or, shall I say, “bargaining”) with the woman at the local market for a bushel...
July 2nd, 2012 | Expats Abroad, Vietnam | Read More

The Top 5 Jobs on a New Zealand Working Holiday

The Top 5 Jobs on a New Zealand Working Holiday
By Candace Rardon LG Correspondant Job hunting is stressful for everyone, everywhere. But that process of applying, interviewing, and waiting for a call back can be even crazier when you’ve just moved abroad and are starting fresh. I went to New Zealand on a working holiday, looking for a year-long,...
January 10th, 2011 | Expats Abroad, New Zealand, Working Abroad | Read More

4 Ways to Earn Money While Traveling

4 Ways to Earn Money While Traveling
By Sarah Brown LG Correspondant When I got my first job at 15, just about every spare penny I made went straight into my travel fund. When I’d saved up just enough for a plane ticket to the next wish-list destination, I was off. But rather than working to save up for travel forever, the summer after...
December 20th, 2010 | Expats Abroad, Finances & Savings, Working Abroad | Read More

Working Holiday Visas: How to Get a Job in Australia, Ireland or New Zealand

Working Holiday Visas: How to Get a Job in Australia, Ireland or New Zealand
By Candace Rardon LG Correspondent Ever dreamed about working in the world of Hobbiton? Hanging out with kangaroos and koalas on your day off? Or maybe grabbing a perfectly poured Guinness at the pub after a long day at the office? The choice is yours with New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland all offering...
December 6th, 2010 | Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Expats Abroad, Ireland, Passports & Visas, Working Abroad | Read More

How to Make Long-Term Travel a Reality

How to Make Long-Term Travel a Reality
Today we’re departing from our normal book review to get tips from Barbara Singer, author of Living Without Reservations: A Journey By Land and Sea in Search of Happiness about how she made her dream of travel happen. At the tender age of 44 years old, Barbara Singer decided to reinvent her life....
November 9th, 2010 | Budget Travel, City Travel, Cultural Travel, Expats Abroad, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Quitting & Career Management, Staying Connected, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back, Working Abroad | Read More

The World’s 8 Best Low-Cost Air Carriers

The World’s 8 Best Low-Cost Air Carriers
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor When traveling around the globe, the cost of your plane ticket is likely to be the largest expense you’ll incur.  If you don’t mind sacrificing a little comfort and amenities—but never safety!—to save money, you’ll have to look beyond...
July 9th, 2010 | Air, Asia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Europe, Expats Abroad, Finances & Savings | Read More

Interview with Brian Lio of Jet Set Zero

Interview with Brian Lio of Jet Set Zero
by Sarah Amandolare LG Entertainment Editor Brian Lio had toyed with the idea of leaving his cushy Microsoft job for something different. What would happen, he wondered, if he took off and saw how far he could go? Lio pitched the premise to his friend Rob “over a stack of pancakes at IHOP” in Seattle,...
June 18th, 2010 | Expats Abroad, Featured, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** Full disclosure before giving any advice: I’m not actually surviving as a freelancer in Cape Town. Before deciding I could move here I secured a few grants to be able to afford my four months without living on peanut butter...
February 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Expats Abroad, Featured, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent I left Johannesburg about six weeks ago to move to Cape Town and work as a freelancer for an international press agency, as well as do a photography project for my school. Even now I haven’t completely reconciled my feelings about Joburg. There’s...
November 18th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Expats Abroad, Health & Safety, South Africa, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Five Best Meals In The World

Five Best Meals In The World
Danielle E. Alvarez is a globetrotter, at least that’s what the world of blogging foodies knows her as. In June of 2008, the multiethnic Lost Girl departed for a year abroad, (one semester in Santiago de Chile, another in Strasbourg, France) in hopes of becoming trilingual and finding her true...
November 11th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Central and South America, Europe, Expats Abroad, Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad | Read More