Free At Last: Live, Love, and Work Abroad -Resources

Kristen and Jacqui in Germany April 2016

Kristen and Jacqueline working on “Free At Last” books and courses in Germany. April 2016.

This list of travel, living, and working abroad resources is the online companion to the Free At Last series of books and online courses by Kristen Palana and Jacqueline Seidel.

Of course we invite you to connect with us and other readers of the books online at and in our Facebook Group where we also welcome suggestions for future books/courses. Our  Youtube Channel  offers advice for Digital Nomads and entrepreneurs, and snippets, tutorials, and resources from our Free At Last online courses.

Our main goal in Free At Last is to springboard you into an exciting new world available to us common-folk of the 21st century on such a grand scale for the first time in the history of humanity. This series is about possibilities and about seizing them and creating your own opportunities to make your dreams come true no matter who you are, where you come from, and what your situation and resources allow.

This page is a work in progress and not exhaustive (yet), so if you want to help it become indispensable and awesome, please help us add to it by recommending your favorite resources in the comments. Thanks!

Get the Best Airfares

How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible to Anywhere
Awesome blog post full of links and resources!

Secret Flying
Arguably the best resource out there for worldwide flight pricing errors. Each day they find current mistake fares. You can subscribe via e-mail, or follow on Facebook or Twitter to keep hot deals on your radar. Read a great introduction to “error fare flights” from

Also from ThriftyNomads:

“Some other great resources for finding mistake fares include The Flight Deal, Fly4FreeAirfare Watchdog, FlyerTalk Mileage Run forumsFareCompare, and SkyScanner.

The top 50 fares on Airfare Watchdog updates daily with some of the best flight deals of the day. Best of all, you can swap the departure and arrival cities, and the price will still be the same!”


Get the Best Accommodations
share their homes, cities and lives in profound and meaningful ways, making travel anywhere in the world a truly social experience

Book homes from local hosts in 191+ countries and experience a place like you live there.

Hostelling International
From private rooms to a dorm bed for the night with shared facilities, all HI hostels meet assured standards which guarantee good quality safe accommodation at affordable prices

33,000 properties, 170 countries • Over 8 million verified guest reviews • 24/7 customer service
Members use their homes to save thousands when they travel. Join today and browse 65000+ home exchange and house swap listings in 150+ countries

Google Hotel Finder
Tells you the best time to stay at a destination for the best deals.

This is one of the best hotel finders out there for the best prices.



Live Abroad
Find coliving-communities of like-minded people all around the world.
This could be filed under multiple categories. Find helpful advice and answers to get you started living, studying, volunteering, and working abroad.

Nomad List
Nomad List finds you the best places in the world to live and work remotely



Work, Intern, or Volunteer Abroad

Much more coming soon

A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the USA’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization.

Volunteer abroad & working abroad experts offering working adventures worldwide to customers all over the World.

Cross Cultural Solutions
Volunteer abroad trips with CCS are programs that allow you to travel, see the world, and do good, all while having the time of your life.

Escape Artist
EscapeArtist provides resources that lead to freedom for anyone in the world that dare to escape their current reality and live their dreams! is committed to providing the most comprehensive international education and alternative travel resource

Transitions Abroad
Since 1977, The Trailblazing Travel Resource for Work, Living, Volunteering, and Study Abroad

Whether you’re traveling or hosting, they make it easy to apply for international exchange programs.

1,000s of work placements for the right skills – all over the world. Gain valuable work references to move from volunteering / help exchange to paid work as you travel and a good job when you go back home.
They connect idealists with opportunities for action. Find volunteer and paid jobs around the world.



Meet Other Travelers and Expats

Much more coming soon

The leading network & guide for expats in 390 cities worldwide.



Language Exchanges Online
Over 3 million members from over 133 countries, practicing 115 languages.

InterPals is the top site to meet people and make new friends, penpals, language partners, and travel buddies.



Birthing Abroad and Parenting Abroad Resources

Bellies Abroad
Bellies Abroad is creating a platform to provide parents to be outside of their home countries with the very best pre and post natal care possible at honest prices either in their homes or online.

Tips on Having a Baby Overseas -Almost Fearless

What You Need to Know for Giving Birth Abroad – Taking Route



Fun Stuff (When You Can’t Get Away)

Enables you to receive postcards from random people all over the world.

Sponsor a child and become a hero (and make a friend for life).
Two of our favorite organizations are Children International and Kristen’s friends over at Aid Myanmar


This page is a work in progress and not exhaustive (yet), so if you want to help it become indispensable and awesome, please help us add to it by recommending your favorite resources in the comments. Thanks!

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