Guest Post by Lysha Solo travel is on the rise, especially among millennials and women. A recent estimate claims there've been 21 million solo travelers from the UK and the US. That's a lot of solo travel! When you’re travelling with someone else, … [Read more...] about Solo Travel – a Growing Phenomenon. Is it Right for You?
Guest Post by Tori Atkinson Technology can be a lifesaver when you’re on the go - and this is especially true when traveling or moving abroad, where you’re in an unfamiliar environment. Having information access at your fingertips thanks to your … [Read more...] about 5 Essential Apps for Travelers and Expats
My husband and I have just returned to Las Tablas after a five-week jaunt in the US. We left our dogs back in Panama with a housesitter. I've written previously (this is the third installment) about our quest for the person we could trust with our … [Read more...] about We Trusted a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama: The Rest of the Story
Guest post by Catherine Perkins. If you spend enough time in a foreign country, things stop feeling “foreign” and start feeling normal; sometimes you don't realize just how normal until you return home. In my case, I expressed my reverse culture … [Read more...] about Travels from Bhutan: Repatriation and Reflections
Guest post by Catherine Perkins I left the United States for a study abroad program in Bhutan in February and didn’t return home until July, with my head full of almost five months of experiences in a different country. When I reunite with friends … [Read more...] about Travels in Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La
I remember loving fluffernutter and banana sandwiches as a kid. A thick layer of creamy peanut butter, another thick layer of marshmallow cream, topped with sliced banana circles. They were like an ice cream sundae in a sandwich as far as I was … [Read more...] about The Fluffernutter and Banana Sandwich of Portable Careers
Would you like to travel and get paid for it? How about traveling and getting paid for it without a boss, an editor, or selling? Are you already sharing anecdotes and snapshots about the places you go on Facebook, Twitter or other social media? If … [Read more...] about Jump-Start Your Portable Career as a Travel Blogger
Recently I promised to find out more about how travel writers balance their lives between work and travel. To that end, I spoke with Gary Arndt. Gary is a travel blogger, which is a slightly different -- but equally portable -- career. Gary … [Read more...] about He Writes about Everything, Everywhere — and So Can You!
Sooner or later, if you decide to blog for some or all of your expat income, you'll have to maintain and update your blog while you're traveling. It can be done, but it requires a much higher level of organization and planning than you might be used … [Read more...] about Blogging and Travel — Making Them Both Work
By the time you read this, I'll be tossing the last few items into my suitcase and heading for the airport. Today I fly to Panama to attend the Live & Invest in Panama conference, followed by a week exploring the country. This is the culmination … [Read more...] about On My Way to Panama