Understanding the Express Entry process

Understanding the Express Entry process

Many people find themselves confused by the Express Entry process. This flowchart provides a quick overview so you can make sense of how it works. If you’re living in Canada currently and applying through the Canadian Experience Class, you can apply for a...
The best places to stay in NYC

The best places to stay in NYC

Choosing a neighborhood to stay in for your time in New York is intimidating. New York City is huge…and expensive. If you find a great deal on a room in Midtown, by all means, book it! But be warned that if it’s cheap it’s probably microscopic,...
The toxic history of Niagara Falls, NY

The toxic history of Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls has millions of visitors every year, yet the cities it connects are full of poverty, crime, and desperation. Most people want to hear about the falls themselves, death defying adventures and amazing engineering. Or they want to know the best spot to eat...
Moving to Canada: Jorge

Moving to Canada: Jorge

We’ve written about our personal experience moving to Canada, but Canada has hundreds of thousands of immigrants who all have their own story to tell. We’re working on sharing the experiences of other people who’ve moved to Canada. Please leave a comment if...
Moving to Canada: Erick

Moving to Canada: Erick

We’ve written about our personal experience moving to Canada, but Canada has hundreds of thousands of immigrants who all have their own story to tell. We’re working on sharing the experiences of other people who’ve moved to Canada. Here’s our first immigration...
Where can I get help moving to Canada?

Where can I get help moving to Canada?

Where to find help for moving to Canada The best forums, blogs, and settlement resources. While Canada has one of the most user-friendly visa and immigration programs, it’s common for us to come across instructions or requirements that just don’t make...
Undocumented and looking for a new start in Canada

Undocumented and looking for a new start in Canada

We’ve gotten quite a few messages from people who are currently living in the US with undocumented status. With the change in the political climate in the US and the fact that the status of DREAMers remains unresolved, many people are hoping to find a way to legally...
9 Essentials for Digital Nomads

9 Essentials for Digital Nomads

About to hit the road and not sure what you’ll need? Here’s how to make sure you’re ready to do your best work, no matter where you are. Backup power I’ve used an assortment of external battery packs, from fancy ones to conference freebies. Casey...
8 reasons to love Zagreb

8 reasons to love Zagreb

So many people see Zagreb as an airport to fly into when they can’t get a direct flight to Dubrovnik. They’re missing out. Here’s what I love about Zagreb Secret cafes So many of the best cafes and bars in Zagreb can be found down alleyways and in courtyards. This...
Red Bank, NJ: A perfect day trip

Red Bank, NJ: A perfect day trip

So many of the things I thought were cool as a high schooler haven’t aged so well. Just about everything. Somehow, Red Bank is still one of my favorite spots to spend a Saturday. Back in the oh so charming town of Red Bank New Jersey tonight. This place has...
How to be a digital nomad and still be an adult

How to be a digital nomad and still be an adult

The internet is full of people promising to show you how to throw off the shackles of adult life and become a digital nomad. Soon you’ll become a nubile 22-year-old who owns nothing but a backpack and works 4 hours a week while lying on the beach and getting endless...
When you could take a year off – with pay

When you could take a year off – with pay

A friend of mine in Brussels casually mentioned how she’d wanted to take a sabbatical, but the new government had changed the program. She’d hoped to take some time off to work on personal projects, but she worried about what would happen to people who relied on a...
A digital nomad’s guide to Cologne

A digital nomad’s guide to Cologne

Cologne is hardly the most popular city for visitors to Germany, but I can’t seem to stay away from it. It may only be Germany’s 4th largest city, but it’s my personal favorite. What to do and see I’ve obsessively researched Cologne’s history, from it’s Roman...
Baltimore in a day

Baltimore in a day

Baltimore is a pretty unique city. It’s the last real affordable city in America. It’s got a fantastic walkable downtown core, a bustling streetscape, solid transit connections, and great architecture. They call it charm city for a reason. Except for when they don’t....
The layover: 8 hours in Toronto

The layover: 8 hours in Toronto

The shiny new Union-Pearson Express will get you from Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Union Station in 30 minutes. Take this time to charge your phones and get in a quick catnap. You’ve already seen your first Toronto landmark: Union Station. Look across the street and...
Rotterdam for design nerds

Rotterdam for design nerds

As soon as you step out of Rotterdam’s Blaak Station, you’re looking at Piet Blom’s famous Cube Houses. Turn around and you’ll see the Markthal. The Cube Houses form a pedestrian bridge over the highway, from Blaak Station to the Oude Haven. Across the harbor is...
Florence

Florence

it I had the unfortunate experience of visiting Florence at the height of tourist season, at the hottest time of year. The days were oppressive. At night the stones oozed with the heat of the sun. Tour groups clogged every passageway. While my intent was to see all...
Before you go

Before you go

When people think about planning an extended trip, they imagine they’ll need to book flights and accommodation. There’s a little more to it than that. There is always something that will go wrong, every time. Here are some simple things you can do before you go to...
Drinking our way through Brussels

Drinking our way through Brussels

This tiny city of less than 200,000 people likes to think of itself as the capital of Europe. A good chunk of that, about 50,000 people, are temporary workers. Charming streets #bruxelles #streets #pedestrianstreets #cobblestone #wandereverywhere #winterwalks...
Everything you need to know about CouchSurfing

Everything you need to know about CouchSurfing

When I decided to go on a solo backpacking trip of Western Europe, I figured I’d CouchSurf for a few nights to take a break from hostels and save a little cash. It didn’t quite work out as planned. Instead, it ended up taking over my life. I ended up CouchSurfing (CS...
A digital nomad’s guide to South London

A digital nomad’s guide to South London

South London rarely makes the itinerary of visitors. It’s very much worth your time to make a detour to these South London neighborhoods   Peckham When I told friends I was staying in Peckham, there were three responses: I’ve literally never heard of this supposed...

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