16 Gifts for Your Pre- Travel Christmas List

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If you’re planning on moving across the world, there are many items that can add extra convenience to your life abroad and improve the travel experience. Luckily, the holiday season is the perfect time to acquire these things, even if you’re not yet sure when you’re leaving or where you’re heading. Here are some great ideas to add to your travel Christmas list:  Continue reading

Teach in Colombia Weekend Getaways: Mount Monserrate Bogotá

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Even if you’re teaching a few hours away from Colombia’s sprawling capital city, you will undeniably spend a weekend or two there. From pretty much anywhere in the city, you can see Mount Monserrate in Bogotá. Continue reading

Elephant Dos and Don’ts for Teachers in Thailand

If you had to list five words that you associate with Thailand, I bet “elephants” would make the cut. When I told people I was moving to the Land of Smiles to teach English abroad, one of their first reactions always had to do with riding elephants.

I figured I would probably ride one because that’s what people do when they come to Thailand and like…imagine the Instagram! I didn’t know anything about the various jobs elephants have in Asian countries and how poorly they’re often treated. Continue reading

Teach in Thailand Weekend Getaway: Kanchanaburi & Erawan Falls

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Confession time: One of the reasons I chose to teach English in Thailand is because I wanted to see as many beautiful waterfalls as possible. If your Instagram “following” list includes travel accounts or friends who have taught in Thailand, you know that there’s no shortage of breathtaking natural sights — including waterfalls — in every region of the country.

As soon as I was settled in my new town in Thailand, I began searching for waterfall-filled destinations that were close enough to visit on weekends. It didn’t take long to discover Kanchanaburi, a rural town close to the Myanmar border. Kanchanaburi is home to the Erawan Waterfalls in Erawan National Park, where you’ll find seven different waterfalls to explore. Continue reading

Colombia Weekend Escape: Santa Marta’s rich history and jaw-dropping landscape

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As Colombia rids its cities and towns of crime, beautiful areas are being restored to the perfect getaway destinations they once were. One such place is Santa Marta, where beaches meet mountains and ancient history meets recent renovations. A combination of honeymooners and backpackers mesh with old school Colombian culture to create a unique vibe. Continue reading

Teaching English in South Korea? Don’t Miss These Weekend Getaways!

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I’m slightly envious of people who are teaching English in South Korea. On top of the great food and fabulous nightlife, you will never run out of fun and interesting places to visit on long weekends for public holidays.

Are you a history buff? Maybe an amateur hiker with a love of the outdoors? Or perhaps you prefer to spend a leisurely time on the beach with books, beer, and seafood barbecue? You’re in luck because South Korea boasts some of the best day trip adventures and long-weekend holidays in all of Asia. Continue reading

Thailand Street Food You Must Try!

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After a full day of flights, transfers, and horrible airplane food, you’ve just arrived at Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok International Airport. First order of business? Time to eat some delicious Thailand street food!

That’s right: street food.

The best way to check out the city, and eventually the country, is to head out into the streets.  Continue reading

10 Costa Rican Dishes You Must Try

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Ask any Tico their favorite meal, and one of these Costa Rican dishes is sure to pop up. Whether it;s breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack, Costa Rica has been cooking unique cuisine for years and is finally gaining the international attention it deserves.

Whether you like savory or sweet, salty or tangy: these ten Costa Rican dishes are sure to please any foodie on their journey to Latin America. Continue reading

10 Fascinating Work Abroad Jobs You Can Apply to Now!

Countries like South Korea, Japan, and China are synonymous with teaching English abroad, and by extension, the living abroad experience. As the demand for learning English continues to grow, more countries across the globe are hiring native English speakers and providing numerous opportunities for professionals looking to teach and live abroad.

But now professionals arent just limited to teaching if they want to move overseas. Start-ups, non-governmental organizations, and smaller companies are now hiring for a wide variety of positions all around the globe. With this many options, why would you ever stay at home? Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Teaching English Overseas

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The world is getting smaller and more and more people are getting the travel bug. While vacations are great and three-day-weekends are always refreshing, maybe you’ve been thinking of something a little bit more adventurous and long term.

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