The Expat Experiment

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

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 …

Airlines

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> …

Travel

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

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 …

Travel

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>The time-lapse brings the viewer through nine countries. Image by Lytchee Travel<p>Created by Sylvain and Jenny from Lytchee Travel, a website dedicated to sharing informative …

Travel

Best business class airline lounges around the world

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 …

National Parks

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 …

Nairobi

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: …

Coffee

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 …

Thailand

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 …

Travel

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 …

Prague

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 …

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 …

‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ has a new plan: Tourism

It's a flat, landlocked country most known for its chilly winters. It was famously dubbed the “last dictatorship” in Europe — a place where even the country's leader, in place for the past 22 years, has described his politics as authoritarian. It's a former Soviet republic where the KGB is still …

Russia

7 Reasons why we should all be moving to Romania right now

1. The internet is fast and cheap.<p>When many people think of Romania, they think of horses and carts, orphanages and vampires. They don’t think of …

Travel

Want to retire abroad? Consider these 10 locations

Whether you’re just three years into your post-grad life or nearing 59.5 years (the age when you can start withdrawing 401(k) savings without …

The most photographic spot in the US?

A former biology teacher turned naturalist guide, Kurt Johnson has traded in the classroom for the great outdoors at Grand Teton National Park, located in a rare ecosystem.<p>“Beavers hate the sound of running water; they are always looking for ways to stop it.”<p>We couldn’t tell if Kurt Johnson, our …

Seven of the world’s riskiest roads

In many cases, these routes are less travelled for a reason: they feature terrifying drop-offs, unpredictable mudslides and a complete lack of concrete paving. Yet people still go.<p>As Robert Frost knew well, the road less travelled is often the more interesting choice – at least when it comes to …

10 must see spots in Granada, Spain

From the moment my bus entered the city and I saw the snow-covered Sierra Nevada in the background, I knew I’d fall for Granada. The only thing …

Travel

How the internet is changing Cuba

As Facebook, Google and American movies and music arrive, young Cubans are not only changing the way they dress and talk, but the way they communicate with each other and the world.

The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo

If you own a smartphone and are trying to learn a language, you probably have Duolingo. At this very moment the app—which tries to turn language learning into a rewarding game—may be not-so-subtly suggesting that you are overdue for some Spanish vocabulary practice.<p>How many other people are …

Language Learning

Flight Booking Systems Lack Basic Privacy Safeguards, Researchers Say

Major travel booking systems lack a proper way to authenticate air travelers, making it easy to hack the short code used on many boarding passes to …

Security

I traveled to iran as a solo woman. Here are the myths I found that seriously need debunking

This past June, I traveled in Iran by myself for two weeks. I arrived in Tehran, stayed in a hotel I had booked online, and made my way by buses and …

Iran