Extended World Travel

July 14, 2014
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How Traveling Abroad Saves You Money!

I just spent five weeks on the Amalfi peninsula in Italy and for 25% less than what I spend in San Diego in a month and it was at the height of tourism season! I actually saved money by traveling and this includes all of my plane tickets, trains, and entertainment cost. Even more stunning, going for 2 weeks would have cost me more! Let me show you some tips and tricks, but first lets talk about all the money we save by going abroad. Eliminating Expenses While Abroad The amount of expenses I was able to cut or put […]
June 19, 2014
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Try Traveling Alone To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Scussi, babada boobie, bebada boobada bobida! -Peter Griffin Traveling alone to a small town in Italy with very little English speaking locals has proved to be more difficult than I anticipated.  Even with my two months of Italian training I have been somewhat socially isolated.  Even the Peter Griffin mustache method proved to not work as well as anticipated. Sure I can chat up the tourists but that’s not what I am here for. I am here to live the Italian culture.  I realized today that I put myself in a very precarious situation.  Unless I become conversationally fluent and […]
June 4, 2014
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Choosing Your Extended World Travel Destination- You Know You Want Too!

This is my first segment of many in my new “Extended World Travel” category and I am super excited to share all my experiences and help you realize the dream (if it is a dream) of living abroad for an extended period of time.  This is no vacation.  This is full cultural immersion.  Enjoy! I just took off from New York’s JFK headed to Rome with a quick layover in Dublin.  I figured the Irish were as good as any to get me to Europe in one piece and with good beer to boot. This is my first trip in […]
September 6, 2013
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A Drive Cross Country To Hit The Reset Button

Almost 10 years ago to the day I left my inner circle in the Northeast for the sunny shores of California.  As life has it, I recently had to make the drive the opposite way and decided to turn it into a little adventure.  It was time for me to hit the reset button and make the 3500 mile drive from San Diego to Boston.  Strangely enough it had been a goal for me to spend the fall in Boston but as circumstances have it, life threw me a “little curveball” and my goals had shifted BUT since I had […]