Category Archives: Tips

Best Countries for Women Working Abroad

From InterNations Insider’s Survey Hungary and Bahrain prove great locations for expat women who want to work abroad, but Luxembourg, Taiwan, and Germany top the chart An above-average share of women worry about the cost of living and taxation abroad … Continue reading

Luggage Buying Tips

Here are some luggage ideas from manufacturer/Distributor The Holiday Group. I’m going to China soon. I don’t want to be the “Over Packer”! Smart Luggage traveller: Travelpro For those who need to keep charged on the go, technology enhanced luggage … Continue reading

Get Best Flight Prices this Summer

Thinking about your summer travel plans? I just discovered the cheapflights.ca website that has all sorts of info about when to buy airline tickets. Generally, they advise 4-5 months in advance for the best fares. Most expensive time just about … Continue reading

Tips to Book Flights Smarter!

I came across this article in Money Sense magazine, Booking Mistakes to Avoid …some great advice and ways to save on costly blunders. Good stuff!

Great tips from a fellow travel writer!

Michele Sponagle has some very creative ideas to get you out of all sorts of binds while travelling. Hair shampoo for stain removal…shower caps for wrapping dirty boots…body lotion for shoe shining. Good stuff!!

Newsletter Profile: UN Women in the Pacific

Prior to leaving for Vietnam, I did some e-volunteering for UN Women in the Pacific Islands. Here is a profile of me they recently featured in their newsletter…

Toronto's Lucy Izon shared a wealth of Twitter information in Sarasota.

Lucy Izon’s Twitter Tips

Lucy Izon, whose CanadaCool website is the coolest, is a Twitter goddess and a few of us at the SATW Canadian Chapter meeting in Sarasota were privileged to have her share some of her immense knowledge. Of course, we had … Continue reading

Social Media Tips for Bloggers

Heather Greenwood Davis, the award-winning blogger behind Globetrotting Mama gave the SATW Canadian Chapter members meeting in Sarasota many useful tips about utilizing social media. Heather traveled around the world with her husband and two children and became an online … Continue reading

Action Steps to Build Your Brand

At a recent SATW Canadian Chapter meeting in Sarasota, I attended a number of professional development seminars that were excellent and helpful for any self-employed person. Following are points gleaned from a presentation by Marjorie A. Floyd of Strategic Marketing … Continue reading

Maureen and Chelsey Smith, feeling a little patriotic at the debrief workshop.

Understanding the Process of Transition: The Crossroads Debriefing Workshop

Coming back from an overseas mandate is challenging. Experiencing the abundance of North American society, the waste, the seemingly petty concerns (TTC stalled, grocery store out of my brand of coffee) versus the hard reality of Swaziland (poverty, HIV/AIDS, rampant … Continue reading