October 18, 2015 , 6 Comments

Home, by definition, is the “place where one lives.” As a former corporate-world-woman, long-term traveler, and now a serial expat, home has been many places and continues to morph into […]

Escape of the Week: Downtown Las Vegas

September 22, 2013 , 14 Comments

Downtown Las Vegas has always held a special place in my heart. I remember the first time I ever went to Vegas, fresh off of my ninth grade year in [. ...

Goodbye, Prius

June 25, 2013 , 8 Comments

She sits in the lot at CarMax, her dark gray exterior even darker against the overcast winter sky in Maryland. I blink back tears, then head inside to ...

Daily Wanderlust: the vibrant Valley of Fire

June 12, 2013 , No comments

Located outside of Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire is a site to behold. With enormous outcroppings of orange-hued rock set against lime green cacti and ...

  • Goodbye, America
    August 22, 2012 , 24 Comments

    I’m quiet on the drive to Dulles from my house. I’ve already cried saying goodbye to the pups, and now, staring out the window as the suns rays just begin [...]

  • On the open road …
    June 14, 2012 , 16 Comments

    It’s dark, but above me I can hear the pitter patter of little feet on the floor. Little voices delighting in the morning. I roll over. It’s too early. I’m [...]

  • Exploring America
    June 6, 2012 , 25 Comments

    So, what does one do after making the decision to leave America and become an expat? Plan an epic, massive, awesome road trip. That’s right. My time as a Las [...]

  • The price of becoming an expat
    May 25, 2012 , 32 Comments

      Curled up in my lap, light blue eyes heavy with sleep, Jagger barely whispers to me, “will you bring my back a coconut to drink from?” I fight tears [...]

  • The time I quit my job again
    May 24, 2012 , 22 Comments

    I have no intention of  quitting my job so soon after returning from Red Mountain Resort. Except, the words from the shaman and my reiki practitioner echo in my ears: [...]

  • The first sign
    May 11, 2012 , 22 Comments

    The blinking red of my Blackberry alerting me to a new e-mail catches my attention as I sit on my couch, only a few days after returning from Red Mountain [...]

  • The career cross-road
    April 21, 2012 , 26 Comments

    When it came time for my one-year anniversary with my company this past winter, I went in, ready to ask for a raise and full-time status. Despite the fact that, [...]

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