Playing Tourist… For Cheap

If I could name a signature accessory, it would be headphones. You’d be hard-pressed to find a time when a pair of those suckers aren’t fixed to my face. In Manhattan, they were a great mechanism for deflecting unwanted conversations and an even better mechanism for providing some relief in an otherwise mundane routine. But…

Jet Lag Jamboree: The First 7 Days in Sydney

Getting over jet-lag is the first step to becoming an expat. And in the haze of jet-lag, you might not be in the best mindset to make smart, informed, quick decisions that set off your journey in the right direction. But I did the thinking for you. Here are the top 7 things I learned…

Moving To Sydney: A Checklist

Accommodation  AirBNB can be affordable and more comfortable than a hostel or hotel If you’re looking for long-term rental, check Flatmates.com.au or FlatmateFinders.com.au. Note that most move-in dates are immediate, so it isn’t worth checking it out until you’re about ready to move Money Order a bit of local currency when the US dollar is strong…

A Dream Six Years In the Making

Six years is a long time. Six years is long enough to graduate college, move to a new city, furnish an apartment, launch a career. Six years is long enough to have my heart broken, live in hell-on-Wall Street, watch my loved ones suffer and finally recover. And certainly six years is long enough to realize that a…