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The One Word That is Recognized Almost Everywhere

If you can’t understand what someone said, there’s one thing you can say in most countries and be understood. “Huh?” If you want to be universally understood around the world when traveling, there’s almost no phrase or even gesture that works

Making a Job Instead of Waiting for Someone to Give You a Job

Sometimes you meet a traveler on the backpacker trail that’s getting sick of it all after a few months and wants to get back to “the real world” at home. More often though, you meet people trying to figure out how

Are You Making Good Memories, or Just Marking Time?

There are plenty of naval-gazing travel blogs out there and from the start of this one in 2003, I’ve tried to be more useful than that. This is primarily a blog about how to travel well for less, how to get

How to Travel for Less by Bartering

By Teresa Roberts Today I’m stepping back from the podium and handing the mic to the author of Finding the Gypsy in Me: Tale of an International House Sitter. You can reduce your budget by getting an overseas job, but with

Sabbaticals, Slow Travel, and Safe Job Perceptions

Or an alternate title: “Show this to your travel naysayer relatives.” Anyone who has taken off on a long bout of travel has heard the negatives and seen the disapproving looks. Some people will look at you as a slacker, as