November, 2013 | Live Work Travel USA

Thanksgiving and the Shopping Craze

Thanksgiving in America is the time of big family gatherings, very bad traffic, skyrocketing hotel charges, lots and lots of food with leftovers that will last until Christmas, long lines and overnight camping in front of stores, and merchants who are making a killing, because the days after Thanksgiving are kicking off the most lucrative time of the whole year. Blackout Wednesday It all starts out with... read more

A Culinary Trip Around the World

I’ve been working on a little side project during the last couple months and now it’s finally done. My very first Expat Cuisine eBook! Best of all – it’s FREE and you can get a copy when you sign up to my newsletter here. I’ve reached out to 9 other expat bloggers and asked them about recipes from their countries, that they like to make here in the United States. The recipe had to... read more

How to Earn a Commission On Your Own Purchase

Ever since I moved to America, I’ve always been on the look out for new ways to save on my spending, earning cash back or just landing good deals on stuff that I am going to purchase anyways. There are just so many great opportunities out there. Besides Travel Hacking to cut down on travel expenses and the use of various credit card cash back programs, I recently stumbled over a very interesting... read more

Cutting the Cord… and Your Monthly TV Bill

I remember how excited I was when I first signed up for my new TV, Internet and Phone package in my second week after moving to the US. A wide screen TV was one of our first pieces of furniture and of course we signed up for a bundle with over 100 channels plus some premium channels like HBO and Showtime. Our excitement about all these different TV channels suddenly died down about six months later, when... read more

Simona from Perugia, Italy

I’ve had the pleasure to interview Italian expat and fellow blogger Simona, who’s been living in California for 20 years. She’s also sharing a lot of recipes in both English and Italian on her blog while teaching her readers the proper pronunciation of Italian ingredients. Where are you from originally? I was born and grew up in Italy. How long have you been living in the U.S. and what... read more

When Stuff Breaks

Aaaaah, convenience… that’s what I LOVE about America! I’ve just had the best experience with Lowe’s after having a semi-urgent emergency the other day – our washing machine broke after doing a decent job for over 6 years.  Let me start from the beginning… Our Whirlpool Cabrio top loader (in short: washing machine) started to make some noise between cycles a few weeks ago, so we knew... read more

Kickstart Your Vision with Crowdfunding

“Please support my kickstarter”. Have you heard something like this from one of your friends lately? Kickstarter is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, based in New York City. The company makes it possible for entrepreneurs, small businesses and creative individuals to raise money for their ideas or projects without having to rely on a bank loan. At the same time they can feel out... read more