While wedding planning recently, I noticed that it was super time consuming to find places within Asia for possible venues. I knew I wanted to plan it myself and I knew from experience that Air Bnb has some fantastic finds. So I started with a basic Airbnb search…
Many western tourists can attest that (almost) everything is affordable in Southeast Asia. The primary reason is the exchange rate. As of press time, your US$ 1 can buy goods and services worth Php50 in the Philippines.
A few people have asked how long it took me to get my job teaching abroad and then from there how long it was before I actually moved. So I’d like to share my timeline, which I think in a lot of ways is similar to many others who went the same route.
A few weeks ago I headed to Bukit Lawang, Indonesia for a 4-day weekend. I heard great things about the area, particularly my chances of seeing an orangutan, so it seemed like the perfect way to escape Singapore for the Chinese New Year weekend. I was right! I couldn’t have asked for a better way to detox and unwind. If you’re interested in a similar trek, read on for details and suggestions.
Hi there! I’m Maya, a Los Angeles native turned expat. I’ve been living and working in Asia for the past 9 years and traveling every spare moment I get.
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For all of the traveling I’ve done, up to this point I had never really even considered a cruise. But when cheap plane tickets led to a summer in Europe, my husband and I decided to give it a shot since we were near such great destinations. We originally planned to...read more
Teaching is a great way to become an expat and move abroad, but it’s not the only way. Meet Toddré. When life handed her a pink slip, she booked a flight...to Zanzibar. Check out her unconventional story of becoming an expat. I loved my job. I worked as an...read more
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I could watch Youtube videos all day on natural diy hairstyles. The trouble is, once you try them you quickly see that it’s not as easy as it looks. Add the humidity of Singapore to the equation and working out five days...read more
Search Fields Are Your Friend It may seem obvious but the search function on Airbnb is the best place to start. You’ll want to narrow your results as much as possible. For me I never want to share a place, so I always click entire place then proceed to narrow...read more
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes recovering from wedding expenses and saving money. For a long time now I've been traveling like crazy and spending like crazy. Okay, so I paid off a ton of debt this year and haven't let it reaccumulate, but I haven't...read more
I’m not even married yet and I’m already thinking of what I would have done differently with regards to planning. And the biggest change I would make is the most important one, the destination, for more than one reason. Flights I would pick a different location...read more