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5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip

5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip
source: ourordinarylife.com By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** During my last three weeks in South Africa my older brother and sister came to visit for 10 days, and then one of my best friends from college for another 10, overlapping by just a couple of days. My siblings...
March 3rd, 2010 | Car, Dispatches from the Road, Family & Kid Travel, Featured, South Africa | Read More

Tattoo Taboos: Inked Up and On the Job Hunt

Tattoo Taboos: Inked Up and On the Job Hunt
On a whim in Thailand at age 16, Lost Girl Kate Burggraf inked up her ankle and back two tattoos. At the time it was a cool idea, but now a few years later when she’s applying for overseas jobs, Kate realized that her ink is not-so-sweet after all. In the eyes of prospective employers ink can tip...
March 1st, 2010 | Featured, Quitting & Career Management, Working Abroad | 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

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail
Rachel Hunt is a native Oregonian who has stumbled her way across four continents with designs on the other three. Having haggled in the souks of Oman and wrestled caimans in the Amazon, she is constantly in search of her next adventure. In the meantime you can find her blogging on The Matchbox Dairies...
February 23rd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, Peru | Read More

Voluntourism: Just a Fad or Here to Stay?

Voluntourism: Just a Fad or Here to Stay?
By Shadia Garrison Philanthropy Editor ***** Hardly a day goes by without another web article on “voluntourism” crossing my desk.  Since the 1990s, when the word was first introduced, the phenomenon has grown substantially.  At this writing, a Google search on the term gets me 168,000 articles. ...
February 17th, 2010 | Featured, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 11.12.09

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 11.12.09
by Molly Fergus LG Travel News Editor Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here…. ****************************************** Riding the free rails Way to go, Amtrak! The broke and sometimes busted train service...
November 12th, 2009 | Air, Featured, Hotels & Resorts, Train, Weekly Travel News | Read More

Bring Me That Horizon

Bring Me That Horizon
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor Here is something you may have noticed: It’s a big, big world out there. Shining, shimmering, splendid, etc. There’s home, and then there’s everywhere else. What is it exactly that makes us want to bolt from our roots and go someplace completely...
November 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Dispatches from the Road, England, Expats Abroad, Featured, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Where the Wild Things Are: Havasu Falls

Where the Wild Things Are: Havasu Falls
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor There are a few things you cannot do when you hike Havasu Falls. I say “when” and not “if” because once you know it’s out there, there’s no not going. Things not to do: take a helicopter down, ride a mule, have a mule carry...
September 29th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, United States | Read More