The Expat Vacation Equation

The Expat Vacation Equation

How carefully would you consider a 10K purchase? How much care would you give that thing you invested 10K in? A lot? A conservative estimate of the cost of an international vacation per day is 271 USD, according to ValuePenguin. If you go away for a month to see...
Making the Right Memories on Vacation

Making the Right Memories on Vacation

8.02 pm at the Italian Pie Shoppe. This. Is. Jetlag. We have all been there. And we all know no one wants to stay there. That is why I am keeping my promise to you and in this week´s episode of Expat Happy Hour, I am giving you a glimpse of my 31-hour tri-continental...
19 Ways to Cut Jetlag in Half.

19 Ways to Cut Jetlag in Half.

Don´t ask me why, but my 5-year-old plays a game that goes something like this: “Would you rather fall on broken glass or break your leg?” That is how jetlag feels. “Would you rather fall asleep and miss the entire day, or lie awake all night and hate yourself the...
How to Avoid a Slump After a Great Vacation

How to Avoid a Slump After a Great Vacation

Taking a vacation home comes with a price tag that has nothing to do with airline fees. 3 continents. 2 kids. Don´t make me count the hours on planes. Just four days ago, I crossed the finish line in South Africa after a marathon of flights. If you are anything like...
4 Simple Tricks To Feel Fabulous on Vacation

4 Simple Tricks To Feel Fabulous on Vacation

We keep doing it. Over and over. We deprive ourselves sleep, cramp into high-speed metal tubes with wings and fight through jet lag all in the name of fun. Somehow between landing at our destination and returning home, we end up feeling like we need a vacation after...