May, 2013 | Live Work Travel USA

How to Jump Start Your School English

Learning English in school and actually communicating well with native speakers are two different pairs of shoes. School gives you all the basics, teaches you about the correct grammar and proper vocabulary to use in common situations. It’s enough to get by while traveling, but it’s not enough to hit the ground running after you entered the United States to actually live here. You’ll... read more

Your Home is Your Castle – Keep it Safe

Looking back at the first night in our apartment after moving from Germany to North Carolina, I remember being extremely nervous and concerned about our safety. The lock of the front door was so cheap that let me wonder why they even bothered to put in a lock to begin with. My mind probably just got a little overboard, but all I could think of were scenes of American movies that we watched back in Germany... read more

How to Get a Work Permit (EAD)

This is for all the spouses that took “one for the team” by joining their partners to move to the United States. Some of you quit your day job to make it all happen and to support your better half’s career. While migrating to the US is very exciting and it takes a while to take it all in and get adjusted, it all ends up becoming familiar and a daily routine starts to form while you might... read more

How to Get a Social Security Number (SSN)

You have finally arrived in the USA – your new home after months, if not years of prep work and visa/greencard paperwork. So let’s not waste any time and get you started with some essentials like how to obtain your Social Security Number (SSN). It’s recommended to wait 10 to 14 days after you’ve entered the US before you apply for one, because the Social Security Administration needs to... read more

21 Tips for First Time Cruisers

Final part of my 3-part Cruise Vacation series. You did it! You finally decided on your first cruise and even convinced your partner, friend or family to join you. It better be good, because this could be your one and only shot to get them on board for more cruise adventures. To make this an enjoyable vacation for all of you, read on for some helpful things that you may or may not know about. Prep Work... read more

Royal Caribbean vs. Carnival

Part 2 of my 3-part Cruise Vacation series. I didn’t have any desire of taking a cruise for years. My wife however kept mentioning it, so one year I finally gave in and I just loved it. Up until now we took a total of 3 cruises and I’m sure there will be more. However, there are some important differences between all the cruise lines. Up until the time I’m writing this, we tried out... read more

What Cruise Line Should I Choose?

Part 1 of my 3-part Cruise Vacation series. One of the most popular vacation getaways in the United States are cruises. You see multiple different places within a short period of time and it’s great for family get togethers or family vacations. Cruises are very inexpensive for the level of service and entertainment that you get, and it’s pretty much all inclusive except for drinks, souvenirs... read more