Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad

Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.

Photo © U.S. Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Greg Badger/Released, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Volunteering in Cambodia

Following decades of conflict, Cambodia is still an extremely poor country. With a plethora of aid projects in the country, it’s difficult to know where to go and what to do. The organizations listed here are your best bet at making a positive and meaningful impact with your volunteer experience.

Vietnam offers beautiful landscapes, such as this view of Muong Hoa Valley. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

Five Reasons You Should Visit Vietnam

Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Thanks to its plethora of different people, cultures and landscapes, the region tops the to-visit lists of many travelers these days. Here are five reasons why Vietnam should be your first stop.

Downtown Hanoi at rush hour. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

Planning Your Time in Hanoi, Vietnam

There’s no denying that the soul of Vietnam lies in Hanoi. Along its busy streets every era of the city’s history shines, in its gracefully aging cathedral, sturdy Communist architecture, and the vibrant Old Quarter. A place to savor rather than sightsee, here’s how to plan your time in Hanoi.

A woman works in the terraced rice paddies of Vietnam's northwest. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

Discover Vietnam: When to Go

Discover Vietnam, where bustling cities and sleepy farming towns alike thrive, rising in a cacophonous clash of old and new, modern and traditional. Learn about the country’s rhythms and the best times to visit.

The fanciful, fairy-tale-like exterior of the Hang Nga Crazy House.

Hotels, Hostels and More in Vietnam

Throughout Vietnam, accommodations run the gamut from dingy budget hostels to luxurious high-end resorts, sometimes even within the same neighborhood. Expert author Dana Filek-Gibson is here with tips on reservations, local customs, and places to stay from hotels to hostels, resorts to homestays.