This is no ordinary employment agency. Want to be a contestant on The Voice, DJ at Club Med or Skipper in Croatia? Founded by three creatives – with a long list of incredible adventures around the world to their credit. With backgrounds in TV, marketing and tech – they decided to pay forward their collective knowledge and contacts to give us all a chance at some dream jobs. You never know what you’ll find on DreamJobbing – and these jobs are for real. Continue reading
How do you survive as a creative in a world seemingly stacked against it? I had the chance to talk to Cary Tennis, author and columnist, about finding your way in life as a creative. I first met Cary via Salon.com. As an advice columnist, he spent 12 years advising millions of readers on love and life – thoughtfully, and through the lens of a creative. Continue reading
Marc and Julie Bennett decided their life needed a change – a big one. So they sold their home, bought an RV and now live life full time on the road. They like to say they moved into an RV to travel, work and live a more meaningful life – rich with experiences instead of things. After a little over a year, they have no regrets. Now, after surviving the ups and downs, they’ve settled in as location independent professionals.
Their mission is to travel, love and be happy. They believe there is always a way to create the life you truly want.
Recently, I met an inspiring woman who followed her dreams to a new life in Mexico. Kerry Baker bypassed all the naysayers and let her true desires guide her. Here’s her story. Be inspired!
My Journey to the Expat Life
by Kerry Baker
When you are naturally meant to do something, green lights will flash in front of you, telling you to “Go!..(for god’s sake) Go!” You may stare blankly at those lights at first, but once you do start moving, everything you do becomes almost effortless. Barriers drop or seem inconsequential. Continue reading
For the first time in awhile I went on a long vacation to a developing country – Thailand. I was so looking forward to two weeks somewhere very unlike America.
Loads of new things were just waiting to be discovered. I could break out my rusty bargaining skills and pore over maps of unfamiliar landscapes -get lost in a completely new culture. So ready!
It was an amazing break and I loved every minute – even the not so great ones. But, here are the things I need to remember every time I travel to a new country.
- Guidebooks just ain’t what they used to be
I don’t know if I’ve become more jaded over time or if my previous bible for travel, Lonely Planet, has really gone downhill. Every year, the guidebooks for each country just get bigger and bigger – they may be getting paid by the word now. To me, most if what’s in guidebooks is essentially useless. Every place, no matter how random or “off-the-beaten-path” is now worthy of a chapter. Unless you’re living somewhere for years and need to know the minutia of every city, guesthouse and site, guidebooks are only useful for plotting a general course and maybe a place to stay – and even that is usually a crapshoot. On this trip, a friend got advice from a local of where to stay. The guidebook listed it as barely worth noting – it turned out to be a piece of paradise – that leads me to my point number 2.
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Why not design your own career? The sky’s the limit! Dream big and aim high. Tori Hogan did just that – talking her way into numerous adventures around the world – leaving herself open to opportunity as well as seeking it out with fierce determination. Tori has spent the past decade circumnavigating the globe in search of insights and what she likes to call – Travel With Purpose. Over the years, Tori has immersed herself in the developing world as an aid worker, volunteer, researcher, filmmaker, and specialist on the topic of aid effectiveness. As an avid traveler, Tori’s endless curiosity about the world has taken her to every continent and more than seventy-five countries.
Who starts a school in the middle of the Ecuadorean Amazon? Proving that life can always provide serendipity, Douglas McMeekin found himself bankrupt in his forties but with an opportunity to move to Ecuador. Originally from the US, Douglas worked for six years in the Amazon as an environmental and cultural consultant for eight different oil companies. This experience provided the catalyst he needed to begin Yachana Foundation and a way to give sustainable help to the Amazonian people.
In 1992 he began by building six schools and training teachers in 27 communities. Continue reading
Berlin is, some would argue, the most exciting place to live in Europe right now. Looking for an emerging tech scene? What about techno and club music? A flourishing international and avant-garde art scene? The city is bursting with energy! While Berlin still has a relatively low cost of living compared to other European capitals, it’s hub as the center of everything hip and new won’t last forever. So get there soon to take advantage of the thriving cultural scene, while it’s still affordable. After visiting there recently and loving it, I reached out to an American expat, Wayne, who answered some of my questions about how to make the move and live in Berlin.
What made you decide to pack up and move to Berlin?
I was stationed in Berlin with the U.S Army from 1973 to 1975. I fell in love with Berlin then. My daughter wanted to be a foreign exchange student and while working on that process, she found a job opening for me in Berlin. So, my wife, daughter and I discussed it and we all decided to move to Berlin!Continue reading
Teaching English for The Auxiliares de Conversación Program
Ever wanted to live in Spain but didn’t know how to realize your dream? Spanish culture is widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, not to mention an incredible artistic heritage; El Greco, Dali, Picasso, just to name a few. Spaniards also happen to have a great desire to learn English and right now, the government is recruiting native English speakers from 18-35 to live and teach in this amazing country – no formal teaching skills required. Picture yourself living there, enjoying siestas and tapas with new international friends and making enough to live on…Continue reading