Whether you’re a starry-eyed newcomer dreaming of mile-high financial transactions, or a hardened SkyMiles veteran who knows better, three of RSJ’s most-trusted consiglieri dished the secrets and setbacks of traveling for business. The consensus? Sometimes that 4 am wake-up call is an offer you’d like to refuse.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this video must be worth a million. Follow expat Giulia Cibotti through an incredible montage that captures “The Beijing Pace.” With a Calvin Harris soundtrack & definitive urban style, you’ll want to join the madness…that is, if you can keep up.
With a five day countdown until the 30th games kick off in London, it’s time to start the inevitable packing relay! Who will win gold? Here are five things we can’t leave without–from hair care products of the tzars (you read that correctly) to the headphones on every traveler’s wish list.
You’re sitting at your desk, but in reality you’re elsewhere. Sunning in Malaysia, luxuriating over tapas in Madrid. While the rest of your friends are planning their Thursday night, you’re still stuck in a foreign port. There is an art to coming home. Rule #1? Be wherever you are right now.
It was like something out of a CSI episode. Nathalie Dade woke up in a Berlin hostel in sheets marred by her own blood. Red streaks and tiny black specs no larger than a pinhead lay scattered across her pillow. When one of the specs suddenly began to move, she writes, “I nearly fainted.”
Marco Polo. Victoria. The Flying Club. Star Alliance. Remember in high school when you joined every club in existence to make your resume look better?If you’re treating frequent flyer memberships with as much attention (or should I say, as little) as you treated Model UN, it’s time to get a handle on the hundreds of...
I recently had drinks at Goldbar in Manhattan with that friend who always shakes his head. I tell him of my most recent exploits, my hopes and dreams, and he gives that quiet smirk as if to say, “you’re out of control.” Though well-meaning, his greatest gripe has always been that I prefer to travel...
The option of going on student exchange was my ‘get out of heartbreak free’ card when I found myself needing a hiatus from my life. What better way to jumpstart your heart than to throw yourself into the deep end and remember how to swim again?
Certified Italian teacher & blogger of all things ‘la dolce vita’ Lou Thomas shares some of his fool-proof tips for learning Italian. While you may not be fluent tomorrow, you’ll certainly love singing along with Dean Martin & garnering VIP treatment at your local pizzeria.
The math simply wasn’t in our favor. We were four girls – admittedly four fairly ambitious girls – against Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands” in Italian. Italy had the upper hand.
RSJ founder Gillian Kemmerer will be featured in a three-part Expat Excellence series on HSBC’s Expat Explorer blog. Her articles will focus on the most common concerns of expats under the age of thirty–ranging from international education to lifestyle decisions. Check out the first two installments now!
Exploring a new city can be as complicated as mastering a new language. On a spiritual level, you have to learn how to vibe with a new atmosphere. Logistically speaking, how do you master the metro, geography & perilous winding streets? We have a few suggestions for improving your metropolitan fluency anywhere in the world.