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Top Female Bloggers Killing the Game (And A Free Blogging Guide)

If you're about that Blog Life, then some of these names may sound familiar. But either way, you're in for a treat. There's nothing like pure, positive, straight-up girl power! LMDES has been in the game for a few years now, and when we are in need of inspiration, or simply want to support women that we admire, here's who we look towards. These women, all unique in their own right, are fabulous, unapologetic, and well, killing the game.

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Teach English in Spain: How to Live Abroad & Find a Job

If you're interested in teaching English in Spain, you've come to the right place. You won't find a more cohesive, and thorough guide on the matter, so sit down, get comfortable, and get ready to start taking the first steps towards beautiful, sunny, España as an English teacher. Teaching English abroad is not only a lucrative career path, it's more and more common. You can find international English teachers in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Taiwan, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Spain, and all over the world. Many governments subsidize said programs because they acknowledge the growing importance of the English language and want to invest in qualified, native speakers to teach their citizens. That's where you come in! 

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8 Things To Avoid Sharing on Social Media At All Costs

Social media has been spreading across the world like wildfire. Approximately 2.3 billion people use social media on a regular basis, and it is projected to be nearly 3 billion users by 2020. Since the world is becoming more and more connected, the world is literally watching you every time you press “post.” We are now in an age where people are being fired from their jobs, losing sponsorships, become of victim to bullying and other forms of abuse, to looking down right silly because of what they post. Here are 8 things you may want to shy away from posting on your social media account.

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5 Things To Know Before Teaching English in Spain

Deciding to teach abroad is a big deal and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It can be a long process before you even start. The transition from one job to another can even be more strenuous. So, before beginning your new life as an auxiliar de conversación, or teaching assistant, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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5 Ways to Make Friends While Traveling

Maybe you’re traveling alone and want to turn those selfies into usies. Or maybe you’re with a group and want to make friends with locals. There’s nothing wrong with sharing experiences and it’s often the who that makes a trip that much better. But how do you make friends in a new country? Will they think you’re weird? Isn’t that unsafe? Here are 5 ways to make friends while traveling abroad and turn your trip into an unforgettable experience.

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Jobs Abroad That Have Nothing to Do With Teaching English

So, you're a teacher... but not really. It's cool! I get it! English + passport + a college degree = open doors to a variety of countries throughout Europe and Asia. The English teaching business is always hiring, especially in Spain, and it's tempting to teach especially when you get accustomed to those steady paychecks to fund all your good (read: bad) habits. But what else is there to do?

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Can I Legally Work in Spain?

This, friends, is the million dollar question! LMDES hears this question often, and many times it's proceeded by: I can't move abroad, if I can't legally work. We understand the need for income stability, and personal growth so we'd like to breakdown the question with more detail. Below, you'll find a few questions and statements, read them closely, and you'll be on your way to the answer!

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How To Travel Without Quitting Your Job

Most of us work full-time. We don’t have the luxury to up and leave at anytime we please. We have to make 2 weeks of vacation time work for an entire year (3 or 4 weeks if you’re lucky). We often use time as an excuse as to why we can’t travel. Consequently, your wanderlust is pushed to the back burner. But you’ve worked so hard to get where you are. Your career is important to you and you don’t want to give up it up to make your jet setting dreams a reality. We're here to help. 

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How to Volunteer in Spain: Vaughan Town

Vaughan Town reminded me how sweet it is when the cacophony of rampant communication stops. Sitting across from someone, each of you trying one’s best to be understood breeds a strong sort of realness. There was unabashed fun when people performed in the evening skits. There was brave vulnerability when the Spaniards presented their English language speeches. There was adolescent joy exhibited at our celebratory dance party.  I don’t think this openness would be possible if we were all obsessing about Facebook updates. 

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The Ultimate Travel Accessory for the Digital Nomad

Quite often people associate travel with vacation, but, we have to remember that there are many people out there whose lifestyles entail seeing different parts of the world as their job. We call them, the digital nomads; those of our generation who don’t let location affect productivity, whose work desks can be found on a beach, in a café or whichever AirBnb they happen to be staying at for the week. When you’re always on the move, organization is key and when it comes to travel essentials, This is Ground is on the top of our list.

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Musings of an American Working in Spain

I recently reflected on my experience quitting my job here in Madrid. You can check out the prequel here. Although it was a difficult time in my life, it wasn’t in vain: there were several lessons that I learned from the process. I’d like to share a few here with you all, dear readers, because you may find yourself jumping into the Spanish workforce and with no context whatsoever.

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