As international educators, it is often hard to find things overseas that we have at our fingertips in the USA. There are times when we desire a little touch of home to make our lives feel more connected to our roots. There are a few things that I have found that I like and that make me feel like I am missing very little when I am not in the USA. I post these in hopes that others will add to this list.
1. USTVNow.com - This is a paid service that allows you to watch full and unedited TV from the USA. You can get ABC, NBC, CBS and a ton of other stations. The cost is often high for some as it costs about 25 USD per month. But, for me, I love politics and I can’t often find the Sunday talk shows on the torrents and I can easily either watch them live on USTVNow or I can record them using their DVR service and watch later. I have been using USTVNow for a few years, and I love it. I can watch live all football and baseball games I want, and I was even able to look at the debates for the Presidential election live and unedited.
I also like that I can hook my Roku up and link my USTVNow account and watch things live on my TV. It is an authentic American TV experience.
2. IHerb.com - This is a nutrition and supplement store. I used it monthly in Saudi Arabia. They ship fast, and they ship via DHL. They sell herbs and organic foods. What I use them for is my ZonePerfect protein bar and also a variety of beans. They have a wide range of things on their store, and they are fast to ship. I do notice they do not ship more than a few pounds to Thailand as there seems to be an issue with customs in Thailand but for every other country, it is fast and very efficient.
3. Amazon.com - Amazon ships globally and often very quickly. The problem is often the high cost of shipping, but it all depends on the item you want. I needed a new Roku player in Thailand and I ordered on a Wednesday, and it was delivered 2 days later. It cost about 15USD for the shipping but totally worth it as I needed to get it before the debates.
Please add to this list of things you like to get overseas.