“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta, 14th century Muslim traveler. Learn more about him. (Hat tip, Charlotte McPherson.)
Aspiration When American Economy Collapsed, We Found Jobs Abroad Fantastic Alternative to Underemployment Seeing the World and Somebody Else Pays Intimidated By Saudi Stereotypes Venturing Outside Comfort Zone Know Your Limits What Are You Running Away From? Jobs of Expat Friends Can a Trailing Spouse and Children Find Happiness Abroad Too? Fear, Disorientation and Sheer... Continue Reading →
One of my goals as a world traveler has been to find really cheap flights and homestays, essentially to see the world and not pay much. My wife and I have been fortunate to work for organizations that provided flights or international travel allowances or vouchers. We learned to take (generally much cheaper) regional or... Continue Reading →
Travel blogger Jonathan Kubben Quinonez, 27, found the perfect reply to his mother's worries. This video has gone viral. And here's a report about it.
HISHAM MATAR in NYT: “When I was 12 years old, living in Cairo, my parents enrolled me in the American school. Most of the Americans there appeared oddly stifled, determined to remain, if not physically then sentimentally, back in the United States. It seemed particularly inconvenient that they had ended up in an Arab country.... Continue Reading →
PRI Radio: "My years as an American abroad in the 21st century were not a joyous romp of self-discovery and romance, the kind we see in movies," author Suzy Hansen pens in her new book, "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World." Hansen lives in Istanbul and has written for the NYT,... Continue Reading →
Growing Up, Expat Style in Dubai https://fromthemiddleeats.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/dubai-expat-kid/ The Innocents Abroad https://theinnocentsabroadblog.wordpress.com/#slide-3
"We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent." -- Ronald Reagan, State of the Union, February 6, 1985. Context. Book Revew: Culture Shock: Innocents Abroad. American Teachers in the American Century. Innocents Abroad—no, not the one by Mark Twain—shows that Peace Corps volunteers, missionary teachers, and even Teddy Roosevelt's imperialists in the... Continue Reading →