About Topher Lazarz

I'm Topher Lazarz, an expatriate from the United States currently skipping around the world and your guide to surviving outside your home country. I have always wanted to travel but never had the time, money or freedom to do so. My life changed forever in May 2012 when I was pretty much forced to travel and my life has been an exciting journey ever since. I hope my guides can help those considering becoming expatriates or backpackers as the information provided on this website is something I definitely wish I had access to when I first began backpacking.

Working Abroad (Illegally)

You scrounged and saved every last penny and decided to take an extra long trip. Unfortunately for you, the exchange rates weren’t that great but you decided to go anyway and now, you are running low on funds. What’s a … Continue reading

Deportation: What Happens if you are Deported

Deportation is a serious problem for backpackers and expatriates. If you over stay your visa, work illegally or break the law, you are liable for deportation. However, deportations can happen by accident as in my case. I was given deportation … Continue reading

Always Have a Plan

So you decided to travel abroad huh? As a backpacker no less. Well, if you have ever travelled abroad before but in a tourist group/predetermined plans then you haven’t really experienced travelling I’m sorry to say. Back in 2003, I … Continue reading

Expatriate Topher: Who are you? What is this site about?

My name is Topher Lazarz and I am an expatriate of the United States. How I became one is another story for another day (if you’re curious, you can buy my book once I finish it!). I don’t plan on … Continue reading