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So You Want to Travel Abroad Long-term

Traveling with friends during working holiday visa

So you want to go abroad, but you aren’t sure how. In the past, I’ve had people come to me asking what their options are in terms of traveling abroad in a long-term way. I myself was one of those people a few years ago and my research on ways Americans can go abroad long-term …

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Advice to New Grads

Graduation

Six months after I myself graduated college, I wrote a post giving my advice to new grads. I essentially said “the thing you do right after you graduate is not as important to Your Future as you think it is”. Not bad, but I’ve had a few years now to contemplate what advice I would share …

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Hey There, Intern: YOU DESERVE MORE

Dear fellow interns of the world, You deserve more, and I don’t just mean monetarily (BUT THAT TOO). You are a skilled human, probably with a university-level degree or two, and you deserve to be treated like a valuable asset to someone’s company or organization or project because you are doing a task or tasks that …

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This Is Not A Gap Year

This is not, and never will be, a gap year. Gap years aren’t a real thing. The term “gap year” suggests that doing anything other than following the conventional path doesn’t count as a part of your life, or at least as a part of your “real” life. I once said that you don’t need a permanent …

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FAQ: But How Do You Travel So Much??

People ask me this question a lot. Generally they mean, “how can you afford to travel so much?” But there is a fundamental reason why I can even begin to think about saving money to travel: I travel because I make it a priority. I travel because I want it badly enough. It’s that simple. …

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On Why You Should Travel. Or Not.

I’m not the type of person who *finally* quit her miserable 9-to-5 job in favor of life on the road. There are lots of those types of people who write travel blogs and, while I applaud the courage it must have taken them to make that leap, I’m pretty sick of reading about it. It’s …

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Athens, You’re Breaking My Heart

I thought I could just slip out the door unfazed and unnoticed but you called to me…You told me to come back even after I thought we’d said goodbye. I thought I was done with you a month ago – nay, TWO months ago – but you reached for me and promised me you would …

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