Locations in Maine: A Pronunciation Guide

Countless names for Maine cities, towns, villages, rivers, lakes, and streams have Native American origins; some are variations on French; and a few have German derivations. This quick reference guide will give you a leg up when requesting directions along the Maine coast.

Budget Tips for Visiting Maine

At first glance, Maine might seem pricey, but take another look and you’ll find that it’s possible to keep a vacation within a reasonable budget. Here are a few tips from author Hilary Nangle for a thrifty trip through Maine.

Housing in Italy: Renting vs. Buying

Renting or buying property, like a house or a condo, is the essence of living abroad—it’s what separates you from the tourists who are just visiting. Italy expert John Moretti covers the upsides and downsides of long-term housing options in Italy.

How to Feel Like a New Yorker in Two Days

Visiting New York City for the weekend? There are a few details that distinguish a New Yorker’s lifestyle from what you find in other cities around the globe. From eating bagels with lox to shopping at indie boutiques, Julie Doherty Meade shares the best ways to experience the city like a local, not a tourist.

Driving in Brazil: Pros and Cons

Whether you’re moving abroad or simply visiting, driving in Brazil is not for the faint of heart. Author Michael Sommers covers the advantages and disadvantages of being behind the wheel in Brazil.

Important Housing Considerations in Brazil

The issue of housing is a complex one when planning a move to Brazil. For those interested in living abroad, author Michael Sommers covers the topics of crime, the elements, renting versus buying, and more.

How to Move to Japan with Pets

When deciding to move to Japan, you may want to bring your favorite cat, dog, or other pet with you. Author Ruthy Kanagy goes over the basics of what it takes to move to Japan with pets.

Brazil’s Beach Culture: Dos and Don’ts

In Rio, the beach is a fundamental part of life, and the locals abide by various cultural habits and codes. If you want to blend in, check out this list of dos and don’ts from Brazil expert Michael Sommers.