The Colors Of Holi

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Holi, known as the festival of colors, will be celebrated this Monday in many parts of the world, including India, Nepal, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and increasingly, throughout much of the rest of the world (especially those areas with a large Indian population). The date varies every year (it falls on the last full […]

Top 4 Tax Tips For Expats

Monday, March 10, 2014

Around this time every year, Americans turn to the dreaded task of doing their taxes. Unfortunately, even if you happen to be an expat, this fact doesn’t change, and you will need tax tips for doing your taxes just like the rest of us. Living abroad has many risks, rewards and challenges for those Americans […]

TravelCard: The Ultimate Charger For Those On The Road

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Have any doubt there’s a huge demand for small, easy-to-use chargers for portable devices? Look no further than the recently announced TravelCard, a credit card-sized charger for iPhones and Android devices, whose Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,500 not only met its goal in a compact 48 hours, but has gone on to raise nearly $30,000 […]

A Foodie’s Guide Where To Eat And Drink In Melbourne

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It’s no secret Melburnians (yes, I had to Google that), take a certain pride in Melbourne’s cultural offerings. Though I haven’t been yet, I’ve heard many an Australian dismissively refer to Sydney as the Miami of the country, and Melbourne as their New York (or, maybe their Brooklyn). Add on top of this the fact […]

6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The stereotype of the French is that they are stinky, rude and have a predilection for bad comedy, but they are also elegant, thin and have a predilection for fine art and good literature. The French are nothing if not an enigma — a study in paradoxes. How can one wear the latest Balmain creation […]

Did You Get Your Ticket Yet For The Women’s Travel Fest?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Travel, women, a New York City festival: even just one of these themes should make any normal human want to attend a festival. But combine all three and it’s a no-brainer. This March 8, 2014, is the Women’s Travel Fest, taking place in New York City, a one-day event whose aim is to inspire women […]

An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

“The bird has an honor that is missing from man. Its song is mournful, alas, man is trapped, but the bird is free according to natural law.” With quotations like that, you can bet you’re not in for the typical travel video. “Thailand: In the Garden of the Dragon” comes from New Zealand-based video maker […]

Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand

Monday, February 24, 2014

Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong/Loy Kratong) is a festival in Thailand that takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, where thousands of little, candlelit floats are let go onto rivers and other waterways as offerings to the river spirits. In the northern part of Thailand, and especially Chiang Mai, the […]

A Sunday Afternoon Stroll Through Hell

Monday, February 24, 2014

When your Thai landlord offers to take you to lunch on a Sunday afternoon, you don’t expect to end up in Hell. I had envisioned a casual afternoon of eating spicy papaya salad and having comical conversations through broken English and basic Thai with Khunjai. She is an older, rotund woman whose apartment I rented […]

A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]

Thursday, February 20, 2014

If you’re hoping to save money by not flying to Japan, please do not click play above. I love this video of Japan from AmnesiArt, a cinematic tour of the island nation featuring shots from Kyoto to Tokyo. Having only been to Tokyo myself (on a rushed 8-hour layover), the images I see of the […]

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