ARE, Sweden — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. “Next goal, take on the world,” Vonn said, perhaps jokingly — but who’d put it past her? — when discussing what the future holds for her when she retires after the world championships in Sweden. One thing’s for sure: She’s unlikely to be slipping out of the limelight. “I’m a driven person,” said Vonn, who has 1.6 million Instagram followers and, at the height of her career in 2013, was worth $3 million, according to Forbes. “I’m not going to be sitting on the couch, twiddling my thumbs. That would be boring. It’s all about pushing myself.” Just like it was all or nothing in her record-setting skiing career — her current shiner around her right eye and the highlight reel of crashes are testament to that — Vonn … [Read more...] about Actor, businesswoman, Mom? Lindsey Vonn to ‘take on the world’ after skiing career
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DREAM jobs seemingly gets advertised all the time, with people getting to travel the world while being paid huge amounts of money for it. But are they really as good as the adverts make out? Sun Online Travel has spoken to the lucky few who have managed to snag one of these top positions. So from being paid to live on a Greek island surrounded by kittens, travelling Australia for free or selling books in a luxury Maldives resort, here's what they said...Ben Southall, 43, caretaker of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef In 2009, Ben beat 34,000 other job applicants to become the caretaker of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, while being paid £70,000 to travel in Australia for six months. He told Sun Online Travel: "The position was advertised the week after I returned to the UK after driving around Africa for a year in my old Land Rover, and as I hadn’t got anything else lined I thought… why not. "Before I won the job I was selling garden turf!" Luckily, the … [Read more...] about The people who got the dream jobs to travel the world reveal what it’s really like – and it isn’t all paradise
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 11:15 am PST, Friday, February 1, 2019 Carolyn Kissick gets instruction from Amin Hosseini as they work the register at the Curry Up Now restaurant, Wednesday November 23, 2011, in San Mateo, Calif. Carolyn Kissick gets instruction from Amin Hosseini as they work the register at the Curry Up Now restaurant, Wednesday November 23, 2011, in San Mateo, Calif. Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 Carolyn Kissick gets instruction from Amin Hosseini as they work the register at the Curry Up Now restaurant, Wednesday November 23, 2011, in San Mateo, Calif. Carolyn Kissick gets instruction from Amin Hosseini as they work the register at the Curry Up … [Read more...] about 350 locations by 2020? Bay Area’s Curry Up Now has ambitious plan to take over the world
Artist and creative director Andrew Yang first gained widespread acclaim a decade ago, when he began creating one-off fashion dolls that quickly became staples of high-end window displays in department stores worldwide, from Joyce in Hong Kong to Barneys New York and Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Fans and collectors include Oprah Winfrey, Thom Brome, Lady Gaga and Burberry's Riccardo Tisci. Now he's moving beyond doll designing and creative direction via the launch of his own lifestyle brand, with one of the first items a travel-friendly, luxury silk robe and a sleep mask studded with Swarowski crystals. Domestically, the Los Angelenos is loyal to Delta, though he'll travel on almost any airline for international trips; each year, he logs around 80,000 miles. Here are his travel tips. The best shopping in the world is in Belgium. My favorite shopping city in the world — my favorite city, period — is Antwerp in Belgium. It's small and quiet, and feels like a place you can … [Read more...] about Designer Andrew Yang’s travel tips, from cheap flights to the world’s best shopping
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. So what about the people who uproot their lives for a relationship which later ends? It's not an uncommon situation; the divorce rate among cross-cultural couples is significantly higher than that of both native couples and those where both partners come from the same foreign country, yet … [Read more...] about What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?