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Kristin Addis

Go Overseas Writer
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Kristin Addis is a native Californian and former investment banker who quit her job and sold off all of her belongings in favor of becoming a nomad in Asia. Now she travels solo seeking off-the-beaten path adventures. There is almost nothing she won't try! She blogs at Be My Travel Muse. Follow her on Twitter @bemytravelmuse and Google+.

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Most travel blogs out there champion selling off everything, bidding the 9-5 goodbye, and taking off into the unknown with a one-way ticket . It’s an incredibly exciting, sexy, and inspiring prospect to stop making excuses , hop on a plane with nothing but a backpack, and take th...
As a whole, Asia is an incredibly popular destination for ESL teachers. While most will head to Japan , China , or South Korea , Taiwan is a lesser known secret. Given the favorable exchange rate, rather stable currency, cheap monthly rents, reasonable costs for food and utilitie...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel Are you looking for a more up to date list? Then head on over to our list of unexpectedly wonderful destinations to teach abroad in 2016 . Teaching English abroad has long been a favorite way to travel the world while making decent money and often...
So you’ve been going steady for a while now, and you’re ready to take your relationship to the next step: a new country! The thrill of the adventure, plus the test and potential bonding experience it can bring to the relationship have drawn you in. You’ve already set the plan in...
Updated June 11th, 2015. Contributions by Colin Heinrich. So, you want to travel long-term but your best friend, sister, cousin, neighbor from down the street and best friend from third grade are all unable to pack up and take a year off to travel with you. That's OK -- you might...
Plenty of cultures around the world consider international travel an important part of the self-discovery process for teens and young adults as they tread the path forward through formal education and job-seeking. Just about everyone knows of a foreign exchange student who has co...
“Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where peoples are becoming more and more closely interconnected.” —Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations. Japanese culture is an intriguing enigma. Even thos...
Ah, France. What girl hasn’t dreamed of being swept off of her feet by a dashing Frenchman in front of the Eiffel Tower? What man hasn’t dreamed of being the dashing man who sweeps a French supermodel off of her feet?
Belize is a paradise for nature-lovers looking for a “real” experience outside of sprawling resorts and built-up cities. It is also a dream destination for gap year adventurers, volunteers, and anthropology students due to its natural beauty, social needs, and wealth of Mayan art...
In our new series on Go Overseas, we’re helping to answer those cultural questions you may have before heading off on a new international adventure. Each week we’ll pick a new destination at random and lay out the most important steps you can take to be more culturally aware (unl...