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We started off 2020 hopeful. We made big plans to travel, booked our flights and set our itineraries. And then everything changed. So how can we stay positive moving into a new year when we don't know when we'll be able to explore the world again? I'm choosing to dream big this year. This may not be the year for…

japan travel documentaries

Whether you’re looking for an escape without shelling out money for a plane ticket or you need some inspiration for planning your next adventure, travel documentaries are a great way to explore somewhere new without leaving your couch. Here are five of our favorites.    1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows the 85-year old sushi master…

epcot at disney world

International travel came grinding to a halt in 2020, crushing the vacation plans of people all over the world. Parents who’d been looking to experience new cultures with their kids were suddenly left marooned inside their own homes instead. With the inaccessibility of foreign soils, we’ve had to get creative with cultural immersion. The beauty of at-home travel is that…

GIrl holding a stein at Oktoberfest

Unfortunately, Oktoberfest 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While any plans to visit Germany to take part in the festivities will need to be put on hold until at least 2021, why not celebrate Oktoberfest from home? Here’s how you can host your very own Oktoberfest without having to travel to Munich.  Set your menu  When you think…

Woman with mask sitting on suitcase in airport

It’s been an adjustment getting used to wearing masks while traveling, during holiday gatherings and in public places like the grocery store. But it’s clear that in order to protect those around us from getting sick, masks are here to stay. Thankfully, the variety of masks to choose from has expanded over the past few months.  If you’re struggling with…

Boy in yellow shorts sitting on park bench looking at phone.

Summer is usually the perfect time to take an adventure. Unfortunately, this year, travel (like many other things) is looking a lot different.  With so much uncertainty over the safety of travel during the pandemic, many people are choosing to keep their summer vacations a little closer to home. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t mentally getaway.  Travel podcasts are…

Colorful pins on map of the world

For many expatriates, finding adequate health insurance coverage is just another box to tick when planning their expat adventure. COVID-19 has changed that and underscores the importance of having a comprehensive health insurance plan. And as this pandemic continues to impact the world, I am increasingly approached by individuals asking not just why global health insurance but also if they…

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