Posts Tagged ‘abroad’

You Know You’re An Expat When…

When moving to a new country, there’s an invisible line drawn between the time you were a tourist on vacation and the moment you become an expat. One minute you’re lazing on the beach, expending all your energy sightseeing ...


Solo Female Travel: Is It A Matter of Safety?

I spent 17 years in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a bustling capital city in which crime, corruption, and poverty are visible on a daily basis. My brother, Eric, was allowed to go running on his own, walk to friends’ hou...



It’s Not Rude if Everyone Does It

Originally published in WildJunket Magazine Issue 5 (Winter 2012) e barges in front of me. I stare at the back of his head while my Englishman’s brain struggles with this turn of events. Did you not see the queue, mate...


Tips for First-Time Travelers

Stepping onto a plane for your first trip abroad is likely to fill you with a mix of excitement and – let’s be honest – terror, especially if you’re traveling solo. So you’ve read the guidebooks and done the r...