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Surviving a last-minute trip: Things I SUCKED at (Part 3)

In my last post about survival trips, I told you the things I did well. But obviously, everything wasn’t smooth-sailing. If you’re pulling a last minute trip with multiple desitinations, you’re bound to have flaws… big ones.  So while I aced most of my trip, there are a couple of things that I failed big […]

January 24, 2013 2
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The Last-minute trip that Saved my Life! (Part I)


Like life, booking travel abroad generally involves a fair bit of planning.

Or so I thought…

Last year, people asked me if I had a travel plans. What a ridiculous question– of course I had plans!

January 6, 2013 14
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Returning from a Gap Year: 9 Tips to Starting Over

Here are 7 tips to Starting Over:

• Find a job… any job.

It doesn’t matter what your major or career was before you left.

December 3, 2012 10
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Returning from a Gap Year & the Morbid idea of Starting Over

Returning to the U.S. after two years abroad was the bravest move I could make.

It also occasionally has felt like the stupidest.

There’s only one fear which plagues the backseat of every gap year | long-term traveler| expat’s insecurity…

November 25, 2012 25
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Coming home after a gap year? Well, get ready for a shock…

How did it feel being back in the U.S.? I’m going to be honest. It kinda blew.

October 22, 2012 83
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A Gap Year: 10 Ways to Gain a Year (vs. Lose One!)

Undoubtedly, these questions are scary for the expat/traveler returning from spending a year+ of their life abroad. What is your next career move?… This is your gap year abroad- did you gain a year or lose it? 10 Ways to help you GAIN a year when you’re abroad…

January 20, 2010 6

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