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Adventures in Tena: 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

All five of us piled into a long, narrow, and low-in-the-water motor canoe and sped up river. The low profile of the boat offered a unique perspective like that of gliding on top of the water and was perfect for spotting several different types of Amazonian birds along the way.

Cotacachi, Ecuador: A Bit of Everything for Everyone - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

While I was in the Cloud Valley, having grand adventures through uncharted jungles and drinking mystery sugar cane drinks, Katie and the boys strolled around the town and soaked up the culture.

Why We Need Breaks: What I Learned in 100 Days Away From My Business

Brit Stueven | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Brit Stueven

It's only been five months since my husband and I planted our American feet into Germany for a two-year adventure, and already, my work-life perspectives have radically changed. Physically uprooting from Denver has undoubtedly inspired me to live differently.

Coicocha Crater Lake, Parque Condor, and the Otavalo Market - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

We had a busy week here in Cotacachi! First up, last Tuesday, we taxied the fifteen miles up to the Coicocha Crater Lake in the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological reserve and national park.

Beginning in Bahia, Ecuador - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 03.12.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Make no mistake about it, this transition with a young family is proving to be a difficult one, but the simple joys of our new lifestyle and watching our kids experience the people and culture around them make it all worth it.

7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids - A Search for a Simpler Life

Michael DeSa | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

After working hard for a while, being smart with our money, and investing time into building a strong family, we can now embark on a seven-country, seven-month trip to a new continent. It's time for us to do something we love with the people we love.

8 Reasons to Be Scared of Foreign Grocery Stores

Travel Freak | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Travel Freak

Basically every time you get a veggie or some fruit you have to bring it over to the little scale and punch in the associated number and weigh it and it'll print you a little scan out sticker. Okay, not so bad. Except there's one scale, maybe two, and a bajillion people.

Are You Ready for an International Job? Part II: Loving Local, Going Global

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Everyone, regardless of their cultural origins, shares a broad range of cross-cultural experiences when living and working in a new culture. Candidates for international positions should do an intercultural training to ascertain if a life and career overseas is the right thing for them.

The Ebb And Flow Of A Life In Venice

Orin Starn | Posted 01.27.2013 | Travel
Orin Starn

If you wander down the right back alley, you can still find the surviving remnants of a functioning Italian city -- a playground, a tailor, a basketball court, an upholsterer, a yoga class, a pet shop, a funeral parlor.

Notes of a Temporary Ex-Pat #2 (Week One)

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

One of the joys and the fears of travel (not the kind that is safe and monitered so you never have to deal, but real travel) is that existential moment of just throwing yourself out onto the world.