Remote Swap

Delving deep into life in the age of virtual work and the gig economy.

  • How is daily life changing as we develop new ownership models? What came before?
  • What are the consequences of the monetization of community?
  • How does this compare to the everyday communism of the gift economy?
  • How are some people decommodifying their lives as others monetize every interaction?
I probably spend less on travel than you do

I probably spend less on travel than you do

In The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett quotes an elite travel agency saying that the normal traveler spends $10k a year. I was pretty sure that their idea of a normal traveler is a skewed. I was also certain I spent...

Everything you need to know about house sitting

Everything you need to know about house sitting

Most people leave their homes empty while they travel, while also renting a place to stay at their destination. Paying for housing twice is part of what makes traveling so expensive (and why home swaps are so popular).  Traveling gets even more expensive if you have...

13 of the Strangest Places People Quarantined During the Pandemic

13 of the Strangest Places People Quarantined During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has shaped many different aspects of our lives throughout the year so far, including how and where we live. When states began issuing shelter-in-place orders in March and restrictions were placed on various types of travel, a lot of us...

That thing I packed and never used

That thing I packed and never used

Somehow, no matter how much I travel and how light I pack, I always end up with something I never ended up using. Often, the item that's indispensable on one trip ends up being totally unnecessary on another. Other times it's a product of hope -- the adventure that...

Adjusting to life at home after traveling

Adjusting to life at home after traveling

It's no secret that it's a challenge to adjust to life in another country or life on the road. However, many people assume they'll be able to pick up right where they left off when they return home. Nope. It can be just as challenging to get back into the groove of...

Cori Carl

In early 2008, I embarked on what became an entire year of traveling through CouchSurfing. That was my first step into the world of the sharing economy.

I work as a communications consultant for mission driven organizations and serve as director of The Caregiver Space.

I have an MA in Corporate Communication from Baruch College at the City University in New York and a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Eugene Lang College at the New School University.

My masters thesis investigated the correlation between computational thinking skills and career success in non-STEM fields. My undergraduate thesis drew connections between early social networking sites and the way the postal network shaped society.

I’m a lifelong history nerd who spent much of my childhood in archives and museums with my dad, founder of the InfoAge Science & History Center.

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Learn everything you need to know to move to Canada, from someone who’s actually done it. You don’t need an attorney or an immigration consultant — or a job offer.

My guide outlines all of the legal pathways for moving to Canada, from temporary permits to citizenship. I provide step-by-step instructions in plain English for the most common method of becoming a permanent resident: the Express Entry skilled worker program.

This guide also provides information on the settlement process, from getting your things across the border to finding a job in Canada.

I found this guide to be VERY helpful in clarifying some questions I had regarding the process. I tried to consult with an immigration firm but it was way too expensive and the person I was talking to prior to consult was confusing.

Can’t wait to join my Canadian husband shortly and now I feel confident that what we are doing is the right direction. The book is easy to read, easy to understand and points are listed out clearly and concisely. Anyone looking to move to Canada, worth the investment.


This book is very well written, chock full of useful information and tips. The writing style is crisp and engaging. I enjoyed reading about the author’s personal experiences with immigrating to Canada, as well as the loads of information she provided on how the process worked. Somehow she took a potentially boring and tedious subject and made it interesting. Did I still have a few questions after reading this book? Of course! But thats because each person has a unique set of needs and personal history and reasons for moving. I believe this book will provide most of the basic information you will need to start the progress of moving to Canada. It is very thorough and well organized. I feel pretty confident that I understand all that will be involved in applying for a permanent residency after having read this book. Plus I enjoyed reading the background material about Canada.

J. Garrison

Are you one of the many dual citizens, US green card holders, or Americans living in Canada? You know you need to file taxes in both countries, but this obligation can seem overwhelming.

Other tax guides are sales pitches for accounting firms disguised as a book. Don’t get scared into hiring help you don’t need.

This book provides you with the information you need to file your taxes on your own.

Whether you’re living in Canada temporarily, settled in as an expat, or never planning on returning to the US — this guide to taxes for Americans in the True North covers it all.

Very concise, easy to read. Flipping through this book is easier than searching for HOURS on the internet, sifting for relevant information. The author also directs you to authoritative material on the various subjects so that you don’t have to take her on her word.

Laura J. Cranton

Don’t be afraid! Read this first! Excellent overview of U.S./ Canadian taxes and treaty to help with planning – and compliance.

Cassaundra James