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Eating and drinking well in Lisbon, Portugal with with friendly local foodies. Eating and Drinking with Lisbon’s Most Passionate Local Foodies by Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated visit to Lisbon, Portugal, enjoyed with locals, where the author takes us on a food tour to immerse herself in the best places to eat and drink.
Living in Mexico to live and work with palm trees on beach. An Insider's Guide to What You Need to Know to Move, Live, and Work in Mexico by Ted Campbell
An adventurous and knowledgeable writer provides an insider view into living in Mexico.
Man working on a virtual job sitting on a boat with his laptop. Why a Virtual Job is the Best Job for Working Abroad by Tim Leffel
Digital nomads enjoy increasing options for location independence. Choose your favorite destinations — explore the world while being paid for using your talents!
Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, city of temples. Living and Working in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Nathan Edgerton
Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, includes snapshots and advice on living, studying, and working in this expat paradise, which has long been popular with digital nomads.
Budget travel in France. France on a Budget — Now Very Possible by Kelby Hartson Carr
With the strong dollar, you can easily enjoy the incredibly diverse and beautiful country with some of the most sumptuous cuisine on earth, especially during shoulder season when tourists begin to leave.
People dancing flamenco in Spain. Learn Flamenco and Study Spanish in Granada, Spain by Mariette Tachdjian
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Granada, Spain, as the author takes you on a journey to learn flamenco dance and guitar while mastering the Spanish language.
Work leading group adventure tours abroad. Paid Travel Jobs Leading Adventure Tours If you're a natural leader and adventurer seeking work abroad, here are paid travel jobs that involve leading adventure and experiential tours abroad with valuable resources.
Authentic food in Mexico on a restaurant table. The Ultimate Guide to Authentic Eating in Mexico by Ted Campbell
A long-time expat in Mexico describes some of the simple yet delicious dishes locals enjoy.
Woman playing violin on a Polish street. Culturally Sensitive Photography: Like Travel Itself, Photography Builds Bridges by Jim Kane
Capture some of the essence of local people and their culture with these tips for travel photography. Learn to take respectful, non-invasive photos that are culturally sensitive and authentic.
French castle view while living in France. How to Live in France by Leyla Giray Alyanak
We love France. We adore France. We live happily in France. But it is not without its amusing and not-so-amusing problems. An Expatriate Contest winner describes living in the country.
Visit to beautiful and lush Colombia. Snapshots from Colombia: Colorful Experiential Travel
by Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated visit to Colombia reveals the beautiful land and rich culture, and enjoy experiential travel. The people, food, countryside, coffee plantations, music, and colorful cities are a revelation.
Volunteer work in Italy on an olive farm. Volunteer in Italy at an Olive Farm by Venetia Sherson
A volunteer experience in Italy harvesting olives on organic farms with WWOOF, a worldwide organization that allows participation at all ages.
Student travel in Europe. 7 Tips for Student Budget Travel in Europe by Volker Poelzl
As a student, you can explore Europe on a budget and transform your life with unforgettable adventures and experiential travel. The author describes how to make the most of your travel without spending a fortune.
Teaching English jobs online while on a laptop. Teach English Online: Be a Digital Nomad by John Clites
Enjoy the flexibility of earning income from home or on the road as a digital nomad by teaching English online anywhere you wish worldwide.
Teaching in Costa Rica to young girl. Explore Exciting Teaching Opportunities and Expat Life in Costa Rica by Constance Foss
Explore the opportunities for teaching English in the beautiful country of Costa Rica, along with first-hand experiences and insights.
Galapagos Island sea lion pup sleeping on rocky beach. Galapagos Islands: Fragile and Fabulous by Senior Travel Editor Alison Gardner
An adventure visiting the Galapagos Islands on an eco-cruise with a tour operator who emphasizes conserving a fragile ecological environment.
Living abroad for years. How to Spend Years Living Abroad by Tim Leffel
If you are looking for a great place to move and live abroad for as long as you wish, the respected author of "A Better Life for Half the Price" has some great ideas. Many suggested locations have low costs of living.
Man working as foreign correspondent taking a photo. Work as a Freelance Foreign Correspondent by Jason Motlagh
As the need grows, many opportunities for meaningful jobs as freelance foreign correspondents are available.
Rowing in New Zealand while living and working in New Zealand. How to Spend a Year Living and Working in New Zealand by Lydia Horrex
Two years ago, I would not have been able to tell you a great deal about New Zealand. However, I discovered it was one of the few Westernized countries where I could legally live while on a working holiday.
Women on a cooking vacation in France. Cooking Vacations in France by Kelby Hartson Carr
There are many options for cooking vacations in France, where food is traditionally a fine art and where you may satisfy all your culinary desires and expand your cultural experience.
Volunteer in Europe fixing a castle. The Guide to Volunteering in Europe by Volker Poelzl
Volunteer programs in Europe include cheap yet fun camps restoring ancient monuments and castles and organic farming. Meet locals and travelers while participating in memorable and colorful cultural and adventure activities.
Work at the United Nations. How to Get Jobs with the United Nations: The Unauthorized Guide by Amy E. Robertson
Gather inside knowledge and an incredible list of resources for possible jobs in a fascinating and vital organization that makes a real difference in people's lives worldwide.
A nurse working on a job abroad. Work Abroad as a Nurse by Caroline A. Polt, RN
A nurse describes her experience overseas and provides resources for nursing jobs available worldwide, with the demand growing over the years and by the day.
The Paro Festival in Bhutan, with monastery. Bhutan’s Paro Tshechu Festival:
An Expression of Gross National Happiness in the Land of the Thunder Dragon
by Lies Ouwerkerk
An extraordinarily colorful celebration experienced while traveling in a magical land and engaging in experiential travel.

Scholarships to study abroad Teen Study in Thimphu, Bhutan: A DIY High School Semester by Owen Ringrose
Two adventurous teens decide to seize a chance to attend a private high school in a spectacular land. The rich educational and cultural immersion, the incredible natural beauty, and the warmth and wisdom of their Bhutanese classmates and teachers are memorable and life-changing.
Study abroad to find work with student in front of flags. Study Abroad Increases Job Prospects by Isabel Eva Bohrer
IES Abroad surveyed study-abroad alums on the impact of experience on recent graduates finding work after graduation. The findings suggested that you "just do it" if you can.
Sailing on a sailboat in turbulent seas. Around the World by Sailboat by Andy Schnell
Enjoy the euphoria and the realities of traveling around the world on a large sailboat, with information on how to find such adventurous life-changing travel and work.
View of tree and lake doing location independent work. How to Live and Work Abroad While Freelancing on the Web by Nora Dunn
A seasoned digital nomad offers valuable insights into living and working abroad while freelancing online. Discover the best ways to make location-independent work a reality.
A toucan in a rainforest in Costa Rica seen while working at an eco-lodge. Finding Jobs Overseas on the Spot:
Working in an Eco-Lodge and Guiding Tours in Costa Rica
 by Carolyn Nye
The story of a long-term traveler who finds work on the spot at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica.
Teaching in Granada, Spain. Teach English in Spain: Open Up Work Opportunities by Sagan Pope
An experience in the Teach in Spain program with CIEE transformed the participant's life, leading her to five years in the country and subsequent career success.
Cycling adventure along a lake with a tent. 4 Ways to Cycle Around the World by Friedel Rother
An experienced cyclist — who has traveled extensively around much of the world — describes the many independent, group, self-guided, and luxury biking options abroad.
Meditation Retreat in Thailand. 10 Days of Silence at a Buddhist Retreat in Thailand by Thomas Handy Loon
An inside view of 10 days at a Buddhist meditation retreat in Thailand.
Monk sitting in his cave in Thailand. Inside the Monk’s Cave by Paul King
An extraordinary, moving, and timeless story of a young man who enjoyed living two years in Thailand with a Thai family — spending his final days with a monk before returning to America — by a winner of the Narrative Travel Writing Contest.
Lake in Bariloche, Argentina. Living in Mystically Beautiful Bariloche, Argentina by Shanie Matthews
A practical overview of the options for living abroad in Bariloche, Argentina, and what you need to know to find work and enjoy life in a beautiful part of the world.
Teaching english and creating resume on laptop. The Guide to Landing Your First Job Teaching English Abroad by John Clites
An experienced teacher offers expert advice, including a step-by-step process to create a compelling resume for that first job.
Living in Spain as a woman student at Grenada castle. The Student's Guide to Living Abroad in Spain by Heather Olafsson
A Student Travel Writing Contest winner offers help on moving to Spain while telling her story.
Cheap air travel in Europe with planes at airport. Cheap Air Travel in Europe by Volker Poelzl
Find tips for booking budget flights within Europe wisely, identifying the best budget carriers and essential resources.
15 questions to ask for a job abroad. 15 Important Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Abroad by Matt Scott
A realistic look at what is involved in finding rewarding work overseas from an expat who shares his broad experience.
Settling into life in a new country, with rainbow over rocky hill. 8 Tips for Settling into a New Country Successfully by Matt Scott
Inside tips are provided by an experienced expat on smoothly and successfully adapting to living in your chosen country.
Before moving to Europe and red car in street. Before Moving to Europe
14 Things to Do: An Experienced Traveler's Checklist

How to prepare for your move.

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