Traveling to the US as a foreigner without a green card or previous visa can be a major headache and hassle. Luckily, the advent of the ESTA can save your day (if you’re from one of the lucky countries).

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I struggled for years to find a comfortable yet small lightweight athletic shoe that looked good, felt good, and fit into my carryon-only packing strategy.

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I don’t have a traditional day job, I don’t have a trust fund, and I don’t have a sugar daddy.

So how the hell am I traveling so much? And maybe more importantly – PAYING FOR IT?!?

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Wondering what to pack for Costa Rica? I share my two-week backpack inventory for a trip to Costa Rica here (plus two weeks to a surprise destination)

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After 3 years and almost 20 intercontinental flights, I’ve accrued some pretty helpful tips. If I follow the advice exactly, I even have a borderline enjoyable flight (I keep a checklist to ensure I don’t forget anything).

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After a few too many reruns of “Taken” – how do you reassure your loved ones at home (and maybe even yourself) that you’re going to be safe?

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I have NOT learned 4 different foreign languages. Wanna be mono-lingual like me and not learn a foreign language? Follow these easy peasy guidelines.

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I save money in a lot of really weird ways, including not buying canned beans, cutting my own hair, never going to the movies, and a lot more.

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I wasn’t convinced of the necessity of expat health insurance until I experienced my own medical emergency. It doesn’t seem real until it happens to you.

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I waited almost a week after my symptoms arrived before going to the hospital. NOT SMART!

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