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From culture shock and jetlag to passion and adventure--we are the twenty-something's authority on fabulous expat lifestyle. Whether you're studying, working, or living abroad, Ready Set Jet is the ultimate how-to guide for the Generation Y jetsetter.
business travel like a boss

business travel like a boss

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.
life through the window seat

life through the window seat

The Tichka Pass: I joke that it’s the “widow-maker.” Nestled between the Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco, this winding path is neither for the weak of mind nor stomach. Cliffs drop dramatically on either side, and you realize that an inch of miscalculation on the road and you could meet...
a georgian toast

a georgian toast

I knew it was going to be a long day when, at 11:30 in the morning, I gurgled down young, bitter Georgian wine siphoned from a clear tube attached to a large blue barrel. The trek through Stalin’s birthplace, a snow-dusted little town called Gori in rural Georgia, had left...
staying fit while you travel (no, seriously)

staying fit while you travel (no, seriously)

Worried about staying fit while you travel? Here are some ideas: Avoid all macarons, croissants, chai teas, bubble teas, green curries, pork dumplings, roti pratas, pizza margheritas, swiss chocolates, paellas, falafels, scones, gelatos, bakhlavas, wines, champagnes, stouts, etc…. …or get a life.
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that time we found ourselves halfway across the world

that time we found ourselves halfway across the world

RSJ contributor Megan Edmiston lost herself & everything along with it.  So what did she do? After fighting, screaming and shedding many tears, she packed her bags and headed across the ocean.
100 days until london 2012

100 days until london 2012

Yesterday marked 100 days until the kick off of the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Punctuated with celebrations across the world from Sarajevo to Times Square, it’s clear that these games will be unlike any other — and RSJ will be on the ground to cover them!
are you a candidate for global entry?

are you a candidate for global entry?

Listen up, jetsetters.  If you are a frequent traveler or young expat, US Customs has created the Global Entry system to speed up your airport time (we’re serious). Once admitted to the program, you are offered expedited clearance through customs in participating US airports & select other countries.  Diplomatic immunity and 007 status not necessary!...
how to sleep on a plane

how to sleep on a plane

For anyone who has ever had the terrorizing experience of insomnia on a red eye flight, the notion of sleeping on plane might seem laughable.  When your window seat is more like an audition for Cirque du Soleil than a luxurious four-poster bed, call upon our favorite habits and gadgets to ensure that your next...
[video] that time we witnessed a miracle in ferrara

[video] that time we witnessed a miracle in ferrara

In his closing remarks at the end of Mass, Priest Don Franco called our meeting un miracolo. Two months ago, my friends and I stumbled into an empty Cathedral in Ferrara and I wound up with an incredible opportunity to sing for a packed Palm Sunday Mass.
that time we tried to make sense of russia

that time we tried to make sense of russia

The twenty-first century is obsessed with concision.  One-hundred thirty character tweets, Sparknotes, thumb drives.  How do we reconcile a country whose history and dramas are as vast as Russia’s while satiating our appetite for bite-sized pieces? As I learned while reflecting on St. Petersburg at 2 am, sometimes we can’t.
rsj wants to go with oh to barcelona!

rsj wants to go with oh to barcelona!

Since our founding, you have taken RSJ on your adventures across the globe! Now, we have the chance to take you onboard! Europe’s leading accommodations provider Open House Group is inviting one blogger to travel with them this fall, & RSJ founder Gillian Kemmerer wants to Go With Oh to Barcelona! Click to tweet your...
check out our world of support channel on vimeo!

check out our world of support channel on vimeo!

When RSJ founder Gillian Kemmerer entered the competition to Go With Oh, we gave you a little lesson in Catalan.  Now, we’re offering you the chance to show your support in any language you want! Check out RSJ’s World of Support campaign to be Oh’s next European blogger!
kiss me through the phone...or don't?

kiss me through the phone…or don’t?

When Soulja Boy advised us all to kiss him through the phone, he obviously didn’t have international travel plans in mind.  Phone service can be one of the most troubling aspects of adjusting to expat life, but we have a few tips to prevent heinous roaming charges and communication meltdowns.
assemble your blogtourage

assemble your blogtourage

Vincent Chase didn’t leave Queens without E, Turtle, and Johnny – so why would you relocate to a new city without an entourage? One of your most important pre-departure rituals should be assembling a team of local expert blogs you can turn to for the latest scoop. 
so you wanna work abroad?

so you wanna work abroad?

Master’s student at the Taylor Institute in Lugano, Switzerland, junior analyst at The North Face, and gorgeous RSJ Contributor Jeannie Vaughan shares her experience as a working expat.  From securing an opportunity to making the most of it, Jeannie answers the most common questions we receive about landing international experience on your resume.
can't eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

can’t eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

RSJ contributor Dana Bruxvoort relays her experience as a gluten-free jetsetter, and provides six incredible tips to allay your food allergy fears while abroad.  Dana may be saying nyet to crepes and baguettes, but you won’t find her sitting at home anytime soon!