Tag: united states

  • Things that make you an obnoxious American expat

    Things that make you an obnoxious American expat

    There’s a lot to dislike about American tourists. We’re loud and rude to waiters and do embarrassing things like try to imitate local accents. But at least American tourists are only in town for a couple of days. There’s a special place in cultural hell for someone who chose to immigrate to another country and…

  • The challenge of mentally expatriating

    The challenge of mentally expatriating

    There are a lot of challenges related to being an immigrant – the bureaucracy, the culture shock, the homesickness, the language barrier to name a few. One particular hurdle that people rarely ever mention is the difficulty of mentally expatriating from your home country and how emotionally exhausting that is. Most people live in a…

  • How American racism is affecting all of us

    How American racism is affecting all of us

    It’s been a bizarre year, but the United States always finds a way to make a bad situation worse. The pandemic washed over Europe and Asia, where life is now returning to business as usual. Restaurants are full and borders are opening for travel, but in the United States, a reality that is somehow far…

  • Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Despite the fact that writing is a solitary act, most writing retreats charge hundreds of dollars to bring you together with a bunch of other writers and inundate you with workshops and talks about the writing and publishing industry. If you’re just looking for a quiet place to sit and write, you’re largely on your…

  • A guide to Miami beaches

    A guide to Miami beaches

    When people talk about Miami Beach, they could be referring to any stretch of the over 35 miles of sandy beach in the city. Different areas have different characteristics and attract different crowds, making it important to distinguish when you’re choosing where to plant your umbrella in one of Miami’s beaches. To help you get…

  • Enjoy a day in Miami like a local

    Enjoy a day in Miami like a local

    Miami is one of the most grossly misrepresented cities in the world. It’s all fun, sun, and Art Deco when it’s featured in movies. You don’t see that it rains torrentially for half the year or that no one who lives in Miami ever goes to the beach. So how do locals enjoy Miami? I’ve…