Articles By: Lisa Carter

STAFF WRITER Lisa Carter is a literary translator, writer and editor with a passion for Latin America — but quite honestly she’s happy to go almost anywhere! To Lisa, travel is all about new cultural and culinary experiences. When not off on grand adventures, she and her partner, Jon, live in Ottawa, Canada. You can find Lisa on her professional website intralingo.com and on Twitter @intralingo.

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North
Story by staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos © Jon Lee, Gail Leonardis & Raymond McEwen. Feature photo © Jon Lee. WHEN I THINK about Christmas as a child in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, north of the 60th parallel in Canada’s Arctic, I actually think of warmth more than cold. Certainly...
December 17th, 2011 | CANADA, DINING, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. WHEN JON AND I told friends and family we were coming to Costa Rica for three months, it was incredible how many people had been here—or knew someone who had. Statistics show that approximately 2 million visitors come to this tiny country every...
October 12th, 2011 | COSTA RICA, Critters & Wildlife, DINING, LOCATION INDEPENDENT, SERIES, STAFF | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Expectations and Reality

Becoming Location Independent: Expectations and Reality
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is the fourth post in a series by Lisa Carter about an experiment in becoming location independent. Links to the other three in the series can be found in the first paragraph below, and at the end of the post. Here we are! After careful decisions,...
September 28th, 2011 | COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT, SERIES, STAFF | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Technology, Business and Personal

Becoming Location Independent: Technology, Business and Personal
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is Part III in a series on becoming location independent. In Part I, Lisa shared the process of deciding when, where and how to start the experiment. In Part II she talked about arranging the essentials, such as accommodation and what to...
September 13th, 2011 | COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT, SERIES, STAFF | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Arranging the Essentials

Becoming Location Independent: Arranging the Essentials
By guest blogger Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is Part II in a series on becoming location independent. In Part I, Lisa shared the process of deciding when, where and how to start the experiment. WHEN JON AND I could no longer sort through the myriad decisions required to take our freelance...
September 7th, 2011 | COSTA RICA, GUEST BLOGGERS, LOCATION INDEPENDENT, SERIES | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Decisions, Decisions

Becoming Location Independent: Decisions, Decisions
By guest blogger Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Lisa Carter. LAST JANUARY, my partner Jon and I were just back from a five-week trip, and my feet were already itchy. But not for a vacation. This time, I was ready to put our talk of becoming location independent into practice. We had long wanted to...
August 21st, 2011 | COSTA RICA, GUEST BLOGGERS, LOCATION INDEPENDENT, SERIES | Read More