May 27, 2024

Meet Adam and Devin of Santa Barbara Whale Watch

Santa Barbara Whale Watch started as two friends dreaming. Devin Hunt and Adam Ernster met in 2018 during a whale-watching excursion with the Condor Express. They now serve as the captain and marketing manager for the company.  “I first came out as a passenger when [Devin] was working as a deckhand,” says Ernster. “I soon […]
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May 13, 2024

10 Chinese Snacks That Vegetarians Will Love

“Have you tried this food before? You have to try it!” I heard some variation of these words so many times during the five years I spent living in China. Having lived in China as both a college student and as a teacher, I had classmates, bosses, friends, and students who were eager to teach […]
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April 28, 2024

Meet Ryne Gallien of The Chelsea Tampa in Florida

If there’s one lesson from the career of Ryne Gallien, co-owner of Hair salon The Chelsea Tampa and Tampa Magazine’s 2022 Top 10 Under 40 recipient, it’s to advocate for yourself. Starting off his career as an assistant in hair salons, he says, “I always worked harder and asked for new opportunities.” Those opportunities taught […]
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April 28, 2024

Meet The Locals Program

Do you make a big impact in your community? Would you like to inspire global professionals on their journey to work, study, and live abroad? Our Meet the Locals program gives small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, chefs, designers, community leaders, and other professionals a platform to share their stories with the Dreams Abroad community. As a […]
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April 15, 2024

The Best Asian Countries to Visit as a Female Traveler

Traveling on your own, especially as a woman, can be challenging. As women, we instinctively move through the world differently than men, always trying to avoid unwanted harassment or attention. Our vulnerability and fear of becoming just another news story compels us to hesitate without seeing our curiosities through.  At the age of 21, I […]
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April 8, 2024

How to Find the Best Coffee in Portland, Oregon

Last Updated May 25, 2024 When you think of the Pacific Northwest you may think about coffee. Well, you may think of rainy gray days first, but that is one of the many reasons why Portlanders love their coffee. In Portland, the appreciation for coffee goes beyond a mere beverage and becomes a serious pursuit. […]
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March 25, 2024

Meet Jesse Albertini of Sfoglina Pasta in Denver, Colorado

Jesse Albertini always wanted to run her own company. “I was getting my hair done for prom, and the owners made an impression on me. [It was a] team of girls who had just started their company, [and] I was their last appointment of the day. They poured champagne to celebrate. It was a moment […]
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March 4, 2024

What I Know Now About Studying Abroad in Italy

Your decision to study abroad in Italy will likely be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. I know firsthand how amazing it is to take off and live in Italy for weeks on end, immersing yourself in the culture, traveling, studying, and eating lots of gelato. Before you book your ticket, you need […]
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February 26, 2024

Meet the Locals: Marc Samuels, New York City

“Every place is about relationships,” says Marc Samuels, the owner of PhotoTrek Tours, a company that shows guests New York City through combined private tours and photoshoots. Visitors to New York City can hire a photographer and also book a separate walking tour, but Samuels offers both together. Samuels treats every visitor as an honored […]
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February 6, 2024

Spotlight: Ron Book in Miami, Florida

Ron Book is a renowned attorney and advocate in Florida. Through his law firm, Ronald L. Book, P.A., he works with a variety of clients in business, local government, health care, and nonprofits. Book also actively provides pro bono services on issues related to children, particularly protecting them from childhood sexual abuse. “I have been […]
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