The Expat Experiment

By Rob Tullis | The best of travel photographs and stories from across the internet

Travel - Where a coconut can save your life

Sri Lankans call the coconut tree the 'Tree of Life' (Credit: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty<p>Sri Lanka produces 2.7 billion coconuts each year (Credit: Palani Mohan/Getty)<p>The average family of five in Sri Lanka uses one coconut per day (Credit: imageBROKER/Alamy)<p>The coconut is the main ingredient for …

San Mateo County

FARE WAR: Australia/New Zealand From Just $619 Roundtrip!

There’s a huge fare war going on between the US and Australia and New Zealand. These aren’t mistake fares, they’re fares available on a variety of …

Airlines

Women Are Becoming More Adventurous Travelers—and Doing It Alone

Women are choosing mountaineering over pampering, and they don't mind going solo.<p>In the travel game, we hear words like staycation, glamping, and the latest, <i>bleisure</i> (a combo of business and leisure travel that sounds a bit like a wound) a lot. But there’s one far more interesting trend that’s been …

Travel

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

National Parks

Japan is getting a floating capsule hotel that brings guests to a desert island overnight

A spherical floating capsule hotel is coming to Japan that will bring guests on an overnight trip to a tropical island.<p>The unique experience is being planned by Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch village theme park in Sasebo city, Nagasaki Prefecture. The service will allow guests to sleep in the capsule …

17+ family friendly things to do in Costa Rica

Photo: sasint<p>Travel boosts, restores, and expands not just the mind, but also our bodies. This is particularly important for people with young …

Costa Rica

Afghanistan’s enigmatic food secret

At the centre of one of the Earth’s harshest environments, on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, two cookbook authors have found “a profoundly human place”.<p>In May 2016, a cookbook on one of the most remote and enigmatic cultures in the world won the title of Best Cookbook Of The Year at the …

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good | Intrepid Travel Blog - The Journal

Travel ban. The phrase has brought no shortage of negative connotations in recent months. Now that it’s back in the news after the U.S. government’s …

Wildlife

How Living Like an Expat Will Grow Your Career

When you expand your horizons you begin to expand your career.<p>Think about Fortune 500 executives. GE. Coca-Cola. General Motors. Caterpillar. Executives from these global companies move all over the world in the pursuit of their career objectives.<p>They want to be challenged. They want to grow. They …

Business Strategy

The best travel gadget ever is now available in Europe

I love to travel. But I’m not keen on how hard it can be to stay connected while abroad.<p>Roaming is still excruciatingly expensive. Even if your provider offers free roaming, it’s usually capped to near-2G speeds. And while hunting down free Wi-Fi hotspots is pretty tiresome, it doesn’t come close …

Europe

3 Flight Attendant Tips Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Though the end result is almost always worth it, the process of traveling isn't exactly a walk in the park. Hours of inactivity coupled with cabin …

Where to Stay in Barcelona — Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

<i>Where’s the best place to stay in Barcelona? I called in the experts! After writing my Where to Stay in Paris post, I was inundated with requests to</i> …

Spain

What to Do When You Arrive Too Early to Check Into Your Hotel

Let’s say you’re planning a fun trip to New York City and you found an incredible deal on a flight. The only problem? It arrives at 5:00 a.m. and …

Business Travel

Are these the 10 greatest city breaks on Earth?

Opposites attract, especially when it comes to holidays. If you live a stressful city life, a week or two in the countryside probably seems like an ideal antidote to the pressures of everyday life – the best way to slow down, unwind and refresh the soul. If you are retired and living a rural idyll, …

Travel to Europe Just Got SUPER Cheap

We may have a little while to wait until we can visit the new planets NASA just discovered, so for now we’re eyeing the best travel deals here on Earth. You could jump on the round-trip tickets to Costa Rica for under $200, the $105 round-trip tickets to Puerto Rico, or the American Airlines …

This couple’s incredible hyper-lapse video showcases their six-month adventure through Asia

A Swiss couple has created a stunning time-lapse video that condenses a six-month trip across Asia into just three minutes.<p>Created by Sylvain and Jenny from Lytchee Travel, a website dedicated to sharing informative video content, the hyper-lapse features 3578 photographs edited together to create …

Airlines

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended with …

Astronomy

The man who could stop planes

Stuck in Johannesburg alone, Amanda Jones meets a true human chameleon who teaches her a lesson she’ll take to her grave.<p>For three trying days I had been traversing Africa, trying to get from Niger to Kenya. The bulk of my time had been spent dealing with sour officials, hopelessly battling …

Business Travel

The complicated culture of Bosnian coffee

Centuries of Ottoman rule may have left the Bosnians in an identity crisis, but one thing’s for certain – you can never call their coffee Turkish.<p>Even today, 136 years after the Ottomans ceded it to Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Hercegovina shows many signs of its nearly four centuries of Turkish rule: …

Travel - The extraordinary UK sites you have to see from the air

Months After Raid on Infamous Tiger Temple, Plans for Offshoot Zoo Forge Ahead

Last year the government seized the monastery’s tigers. Now a new zoo that could house up to 500 tigers is nearing completion.<p>A flurry of construction is underway on land just outside Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple, a monastery formally known as Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno that doubled as a …

Where to travel every month of the year

LONDON — If you love to travel, chances are your destination bucket list is long and overwhelming.<p>In order to help plan your next trip, we consulted Lonely Planet's "Where to Go When" guide, which acts as a trip planner for every month of the year.<p>The guide provides 30 recommendations for each …

The 12 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe for couples

LONDON — The first few weeks of January leave most people dreaming of an idyllic beach holiday.<p>With that in mind, a new report from Post Office Travel Money released today has unearthed the cheapest tourist hotspots in Europe.<p>To produce the ranking, Post Office Travel Money calculated several …

The British island at the edge of the world

To go to the shop, dentist or pub, Foula’s residents have to travel across 20 miles of open ocean. Photographer Jeff J Mitchell visited the Shetland isle to see what it’s really like.

2017 travel planner: where to go on holiday … and when

Whether you’re looking for a dream holiday or a last-minute city break, here’s the lowdown on how to find bargains and late deals for all types of getaway from now until December<p><b>January</b><p><b>Book now: summer beach favourites</b><br>If you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don’t take any chances. Last …

Budgeting

5 Date Ideas For a Romantic Break in Prague

Valentine’s day is fast approaching and a romantic getaway is a perfect excuse to explore a new corner of the world. And it when it comes to dreamy …

Prague
Russia