Blog Posts - Living Abroad



My Flare Survival Kit

This is my flare survival kit, which includes medications, supplements, and things I need to make myself comfortable when flares hit suddenly. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Aug 25, 2016

What Is A Flare?

A friend recently asked me, "What is a flare?" Flares are a sudden increase in symptoms from my normal day-to-day levels of energy, fatigue and pain. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Aug 21, 2016

25 Tips for Keeping Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

My post with 26 tips for staying warm in the cold winter months was pretty popular, so I thought I'd write one about how to save money while keeping cool in summer.Image sourceEating and DrinkingBBQ. It's fun and you won't heat up your house by cooki...
by TEFL Tips on Jul 1, 2016

3 Ways Reverse Culture Shock Hits Me

Image sourceIt's that time of year again, when I go home for the summer. I've been living abroad since 2003 and even though I'm still abroad, I get reverse culture shock when I go home to visit. Knowing about culture shock and what to expect will hel...
by TEFL Tips on May 31, 2016

It's one of those days!

It's one of those days where all I can do is just whisper a prayer, Lord, fill my cup... I'm a little homesick, I'm a little bored, I'm sure if I stopped and thought about it there would be a million things I could do... I've taken a class, I've pain...
by LostBumblebee on May 9, 2016

Blogger Spotlight On: Jessica Lipowski

Welcome to the April edition of Blogger Spotlight On! We are so happy and relieved that spring is finally here and that winter has finally left. Now days are  longer and brighter. To kick off the season, it is my pleasure to introduce you to world t...
by Traveller Soul on Apr 27, 2016

Liebster award: learn more about me

My Inner Mojo has been nominated for the Liebster Award! I’m really happy to have received this award from a fellow blogger. The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to fellow bloggers for their hard work. Special thanks to Wei Le from Trav...
by My Inner Mojo on Mar 30, 2016

My Several Worlds Is Heading In A New Direction

Finding joy in the aftermath of incurable illness has been very hard, but I am still a global citizen of the world, and I have much to offer readers that are interested in expat life and teaching abroad, and in regards to living with chronic illness.
by My Several Worlds on Mar 15, 2016

No more excuses – Practical Tips for How to Live Abroad

“I want to travel more.” I’d venture to say 98% of the people asked what they wished they could do more of, they’d say travel. I have no stats, this is totally made up, but I’m sure most would agree it’s a common answer. Everyone would l...
by theplanetd on Feb 17, 2016

Mojo & Mind – Dealing with a Culture Shock

Questioning my decisions, feeling lonely and being angry with the people on the street because they’re driving like crazy: having a culture shock is not new to me. I already experienced it in the past (when travelling to China), so I knew that ther...
by My Inner Mojo on Jan 26, 2016

Working abroad – How to legalize your criminal record and degrees

My feet are still in pain from walking between the different ministry offices in Brussels. I don’t really like doing administrative stuff, but in order to live and work abroad, it’s important to make sure you can use your degrees abroad and that...
by My Inner Mojo on Jan 6, 2016

Poll Results: My Time in Korea . . .

I asked people what they thought about their time in Korea. Here are the results. From rmsbunderblog.wordpress.comIt was just right. I'm still here. 30.19% with 48 votes.It was too long. I should have left earlier. 14.47% with 23 votes.I'm still here...
by TEFL Tips on Oct 30, 2015

Life After ESL: Foreign Teachers Returning Home

Jackie Bolen has written a few guest posts for me including how to choose an ESL job wisely, how to advance your TEFL career, and why I love teaching at a Korean university. She's been teaching in Korea for 10 years and has decided to make the move b...
by TEFL Tips on Oct 25, 2015

What My Kids Learned from Living in the Dominican Republic

We are in our 5th year of living in the Dominican Republic with our two babies that were born here, on this beautiful island. I know, immediately you think we live the life of tropical dreams: kids with messy, salt-water hair that knew how to surf...
by theplanetd on Oct 23, 2015

Poll Results: How Did You Get Your Job?

I asked people how they got their job. Here are the results:From rmsbunderblog.wordpress.comFriends/Networking: 14.29% with 2 votes.Online: on the school's website: 35.71% with 5 votes.Online: from a job website: 42.86% with 6 votes.Print: such as a...
by TEFL Tips on Oct 4, 2015

Applying for Jobs Before You Have Your Diploma In Hand

From New RepublicCongrats! You graduated! Many TEFL employers want copies of your degree and not being able to prove that you've graduated can hurt your chances of getting an interview. Here are some things that you can do to show that you've earned...
by TEFL Tips on Sep 29, 2015

Chronic Illness – Pacing For Pain Management

Today's post is about chronic illness and pacing for pain management and why it's important to people who are chronically ill, like me. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Sep 28, 2015

How to Apply for Jobs When Your Current Boss Doesn't Like You

From V ProductionsGetting reference letters can be stressful and it can be even more difficult if your current boss doesn't like you. There are a few things that you can do in this situation.Write your own reference letter. It's really a lot more com...
by TEFL Tips on Sep 24, 2015

How a Tax Treaty Can Help You Save on US Expat Taxes

The following post is from a guest blogger from Greenback Tax Services. How a Tax Treaty Can Help You Save on US Expat Taxes Have you heard of US tax treaties? If not, you aren’t alone! While most expats can offset their US tax liability using...
by TEFL Tips on Sep 15, 2015

Is the Middle East Still a Good Place to Teach English In?

Many people think that Middle Eastern countries are among the best countries to TEFL in. I've written about what it's like to teach in the Middle East before, but things change often. Like Korea, things certainly aren't the way they used to be. Degre...
by TEFL Tips on Sep 9, 2015


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