Originally Posted by Miss I.
Well a few questions for you in terms of what are you looking to do exactly? Are you looking just to travel or do you want to settle down with a job in one place for a bit? Just curious. I love living in England, except the weather is not the greatest, but it's kind of similar to Seattle's weather in many regards. It does lack real mountains like Rainier of course. But then again, England is a good base to travel to other European countries from that do have gorgeous mountains. England and the UK in general are gorgeous too, it's just different. I came from Denver and am fundamentally a SoCal and SoAz baby, but love the differences.
As far as my job I basically am with the same company I was before I left, but am on a temporary assignment to their UK branch, but will return in a year. I can't really help you much in that regard, but the UK does do a lot of job fairs. There are a lot of exPat Americans in London, many in the financial sector so that's one way to go if that's your background. Whatever you do if you decide to live in a foreign country, it would be best to already have your job and Visa or it could be tough. But I suppose that's a bit obvious. You might try hitting up any of the actual UK natives if the UK is your probable destination. I think we also have some German members on the board who might be able to help. My hope is to get another foreign assignment to Germany next. It's an amazing place.
Good luck whatever or wherever you end up. You only live once and I highly recommend trying foreign travels for those who are able. I only wish I'd done it when I was younger.
Well given the state of my job search right now, I don't really mind bouncing around and just traveling.
I'm not worried about a family or debt at the moment, so something career wise would be awesome, but I'm fine with living paycheck to paycheck (since I'm doing that here anyway).
My pseudo-plan so far (Since I just started considering this last week) is to leave my car and all of my stuff here in the states, and leave with just my dog, cash, and a suitcase of clothes/whathaveyou. I've heard hostels can be quite affordable by the night/week, so that was my initial plan, if I didn't have something lined up for living. I assume I'll just be traveling most of the time, so my feet will get a good workout and I don't really need much else. Worst case scenario I see (Barring hostel III of course), I come back with a few grand in debt and I'm the same place I was last year, no biggy.
Oh I think I forgot to note, hotness of the women should be on the grading scale as well