Author: Sali

US Taxes for Employees

Joshua Katz, owner of the firmUniversal Tax Professionals which specializes in expat taxes for Americans living abroad offers answers to frequently asked questions of US citizens who are working as full-time employees overseas.

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US Taxes for Expat Freelancers

Rounding out our taxes for US expats series with expert Joshua Katz, I decided to ask him about freelancers. Yes, I am talking about you travel bloggers and digital nomads—you too, need to file taxes. Maybe you have it all under control but if not I recommend taking a visit to Universal Tax Professionals. It is the firm started by Joshua and they promise not to laugh at your account keeping but to help you file correctly and maybe just put something in the right kind of retirement or savings account. Thank you for your time and expertise Joshua and I am sure we will be hearing more from you. The comments section is open and Joshua is on Facebook. You can @mention him in the comments or email him directly from the link on his website.

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Beg Packers-Stop the Nonsense

Call it Millennial Hashtag Delusions born of Instagram travel porn or White Privilege I am tired of these articles about “beg-packers.” With the rise in the social media attention and articles on blogs and newspapers I have to wonder is it rally a thing on the rise or just click bait designed to create discussions?

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10 More Travelers I Met

Owing to the popularity of last week’s #mytraveltribe post and the fact I left out some key players, here ya go. Again not throwing shade, but simply not every traveler can be part of my tribe.

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Me and My White Boyfriend

Why should I limit myself to Black American men, many of whom the only things we have in common are a nationality and a box on the census form? If I click with the 7-foot dark chocolate Sudanese in the white linen shirt or the golden brown Spaniard in the scarf, I am going to date who I choose.

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Dating in the Gulf

Let’s start with the facts, despite what you may see on a college campus, currently there are 66 million more men on the planet than women. In few places is this more evident than the Arabian Peninsula. During my first brief stay in Qatar, I became acquainted with the Gulf phenomenon, at every cafe, bar, hotel and meeting there were an abundance of ringless well dressed men.

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Videos on Internationality


Jose Luis Cardona (Graphic Designer): Transits through the thoughts of communities, cultural manifestations and productive practices, incorporating graphic design as a participatory element and a tool for community strengthening.