Category Archives Living Abroad

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Americans abroad don’t always have the nicest reputation with locals, especially at many of the most popular tourist destinations for U.S. travelers. This reputation can be boiled down to ethnocentrism, which people from the U.S. seem to feel more strongly than others. Judging other people’s cultures based on the standards of your own is where the American tourist stereotype has…

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My first overseas trip was a 10-day jaunt to the UK in my third year of University. I went with a friend who was a few years older than me and, I assumed, wiser because she had already spent several months backpacking around Europe. Based on her recommendations, we planned an ambitious itinerary: a night in Newcastle, a night in…

Rome Nightlife

Whether you are studying abroad or just passing through, Rome is home to many tourist hotspots, from the Trevi Fountain to Vatican City. One popular attraction that always seems to reel people in is the exciting nightlife. From American bars to discotheques, there is a different local bar around every corner where you can dance and meet new people from…

Street Food Vendor

From Berlin to Bangkok, traveling the streets of the world’s most vibrant cities puts you nose-to-vendor-cart with some of the most delicious meals you could ever hope for. There’s no need to plunk down a lot of cash at a fancy restaurant when visiting a new location to experience the best cuisine a city or country has to offer. Instead,…

Sometimes half the fun of going on vacation is planning your trip. Video bloggers, or “vloggers,” on YouTube and other video channels can help with your plan by sparking your imagination and providing tips on what to see and where to go on your next holiday. With video camera in hand, they give you more than just a snapshot of…

When the relocation is done, how do you find your people? After almost 20 years in Toronto, my partner’s job took us to Prague and then (16 months later) to Uppsala, Sweden. It goes without say that the years it took to cultivate solid friendships in Canada were not available to me and I had to get creative! Here are…

Your Step-by-Step Gide to Traveling with Pets In 2016 it seems the trend of bringing your pet along for the ride is on the rise. But how to do such a thing responsibly, and in a way that has minimal stress on the animal, is a hot topic. As someone who has put my cat through two relocations (Canada to…

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