Raggedly Rich

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Category: Living Abroad

Questions to Ask When Finding a Place to Stay Abroad

Ah, travel. Be it extended, short, for vacation, or a few weeks or a couple months, it’s always an adjustment.

What to expect? You never really know how a place is going to be until you get there / have been there before, but there’s a lot of things you can think about proactively that’ll make the experience less surprising, and less stressful. And, likely, marginally more enjoyable, if you’re adverse to unpleasant surprises, like I am. Though, if you’re less anal and particular than I am, you’ll probably find the experience easier anyways.

Here’s some questions Ms. Raggedly Rich always asks when subletting / renting / being billeted:

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The Must-Take Items to Make Travel Easier

I’ve travelled a lot. For school, for work, briefly for a relationship, and sometimes for pleasure. And some of those occurred during awful, and physically difficult times.

This foot happened 2-weeks into my 8-week trip across Europe; first four weeks backpacking alone, and then four weeks with my family in Poland. I got the aircast in Poland, and the two weeks before that air-cast were the most painful, challenging, and difficult weeks of my life (because of more than just the foot). I call it my Euro-Trip from Hell for a reason.

But there were some things that I found invaluable while I was over there, and I have used / continue to use.

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Guest Post; Biking for Dummies: Street Basics

I had a guest post over at The Frugal Gene today!

Hop, run, skip — or BIKE over, and check it out!!

Lily makes the best graphics

I spend my fair share of time on a bike during contracts, and I’ve collected a series of tips and tricks I use on those daily commutes.

It’s not as hard as you might think it is. Head on over whether you’re a beginning or an expert (and stay for the blog!).

The Benefits of Living With Your Parents (When They Aren’t Awful or Impossible)

I’m 26 years old, and I live with my parents. And guess what? I absolutely love it.

There’s a lot of factors that have influence my decision to live with my parents.

I have the means to live on my own, but for a myriad of reasons, I hunker down in my childhood bedroom and have nightly dinners with my folks as often as I can.

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Living Abroad: 8-Weeks Out of Town Without A Budget

Getting your foot in the door is a pretty important in the arts world, and I think I’ve finally managed to start doing that in a meaningful way after two and a half years. I graduated University in 2014, and have been working (mostly) steadily in the arts, meaning: three to five contracts a year, of varying quality, and joe-jobs to fill the in-between time.

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