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Sep '11

Managing Financial Paperwork from the Road

Packing up for one month in Cambodia was much the same as for my eight month trip. I’d like to share some ways to manage your financial and practical affairs from the road. They’re all simple, but you need to allow enough time before you leave. What’s in your wallet? Open your wallet and find […]

Aug '11

Visit Your Local Library From the Other Side of the Planet

You already knew the library has travel books and guides to sabbatical planning. Did you know you can still use the library while you travel? Many Massachusetts libraries offer downloadable books and audiobooks to their patrons through Overdrive. Visit your local library’s website to find out how to join. You’ll be able to check out […]

Aug '10

Staying connected: keeping my phone number

Elizabeth at Go Green, Travel Green describes my experience with AT&T so far. I want to park my cell phone number somewhere so I can resume using it when I come home. Unfortunately, the cheapest iPhone plan is $30/month, and that’s voice-only. I’m not going to pay $240 for a plan I’m not using. I […]

Aug '10

Tell me how it’s done

Before beginning, plan carefully.  -Cicero There are a lot of unknown logistics behind wrapping up life here and starting it there. Once again, the library was my first stop. The Expert Expat: Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad is written by two self-described “diplomatic spouses with a combined total of 33 years of overseas experience […]

Jul '10

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is one of those situations where we have to make a good choice with little experience. I spent a couple evenings researching the choices.

Jul '10

Mt. Auburn Hospital Travel Medicine Center

My first visit to the travel clinic.