3 tips for returning home from abroad


When you go abroad you expect things to be different. You expect to be misunderstood, to experience confusion, homesickness, and ups and downs. But coming home? That should be the easy part, right? Wrong! Going abroad is often the easy part. Coming home can be MUCH more challenging. Here are 3 tips to help you with re-entry.

The Great Italian Pizza Fiasco of 1994


We’re convinced the waiter scammed us. Overcharged us because of our U.S. citizenship. Because we’re young women. Because we can’t speak Italian. We leave Italy with a very bad impression of the entire country. All based on one experience in one restaurant in one city. We decide we’ll never go back to Italy. But then, the more I think about the incident during the next few weeks, the more uneasy I become. Is it possible that the waiter hadn’t scammed us?