Back from Thailand and Burma

 We spent two weeks in Burma (Myanmar) with a few days in Bangkok, Thailand. I have wanted to go to Burma since college. It was wonderful to be there. The pagodas, temples and Buddhas were amazing sights to see. It was interesting to be in a practicing Buddhist country. People there were very devout. Learned a little more about Buddhism and the practice. Saw monks and nuns. We went into the countryside and saw many people in their daily life (a very sustainable one- but we didn't see the poorest areas). We were in Burma at the perfect time....more
Great Post ~ We are going there this summer Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and were debating ... more

Let your Kids be Your Coaches

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Love this!! Great advice! more

Relocating: Things I will definitely NOT miss about Germany

Howdy and happy Friday!  The weekend is finally here. Oh and if you guys don't know what to do: come on over and help me getting this house in order, so I won't have to be ashamed tomorrow while showing the people who want to move in around! The Realtor called in sick, so I will have to do it.... Ugh. ...more
Grapefruitprincess slsandlin I totally understand its a special place!  I had a hand held basket ... more

Beijing Smiles

My husband, Thom, has made a new game out of coaxing smiles from China locals.  It’s silly, like him, and fun, like him.  This is quite the challenge but “Thom the crazy Laowai” is up to the task with his goofy grin and tenacious NYC attitude….no amount of bla...more
Oh We will be there this summer ~ my husband might have to try it! Fun! more

The Question I Hate: Is it Safe?

Is it safe?Will I be kidnapped?Taken hostage by terrorists?My favorite one: could I be sold into slavery like that movie with Liam Neeson [1]? On a side note, wouldn't it be hawt if he was the one to save you from Eastern European gangster scum?I hate these questions. There, I said it out loud. Not because these questions are stupid, but I often wonder where they come from....more
Good Post ~ We are Expats and get this when we moved to Czech a few years back and of course ... more

Tourist to Europa: Barcelona

Barcelona is a city open to the sea for many years thanks to the Barceloneta beach,located in the district of the same name....more
Love Love Love Barceloana! Great Post! more

Creating little globetrotters: family travel tips

"Oh, we are going to wait to have kids; we want to travel first!"I have heard that so many times. Don't get me wrong: of course everyone is free to decide if and when they want to have children; I would never presume to patronize anyone by giving them a speech on why they should have children now!But I felt it might be helpful to travel lovers out there if I did my bit to bust the myth, since in my experience, children and travel are by no means mutually exclusive....more
Great tips ~ we are travelers with Kids our kids have been all over the world its been awesome!! more

Life Abroad: 6 Interesting Places to Live for Female American Expats

Do you find your life running the course of an all too familiar pattern. I sometimes re-evaluate my own life, location, and the things I do on a day to day basis and chalk it up if I'm being too complacent. I always consider that there are many interesting places in the world and too many I haven't gotten the chance to visit. Each country has it benefits and drawbacks, but some are more interesting than others. If you’re an American expat like me, there are several places you should consider for work, retirement, and more....more
Super Post ~ from one an American Expat living in Germnay! Cheers! more

Relocating: Things I will definitely NOT miss about Germany

Howdy and happy Friday!  The weekend is finally here. Oh and if you guys don't know what to do: come on over and help me getting this house in order, so I won't have to be ashamed tomorrow while showing the people who want to move in around! The Realtor called in sick, so I will have to do it.... Ugh. ...more
Haha That is too Funny! I am an American expat living in Germany!!  So TRUE!!! AND don't forget ... more

9 Tips for Surviving a Flight Cancellation -- with Kids

Family travel can be chaotic at the best of times, but throw in snowstorms and thousands of cancelled flights and even the most Zen of families can become unbalanced. We arrived in Newark International Airport with our two kids (aged six and four) on Friday afternoon from Geneva, expecting to transfer onto our 5:10pm Mexico City flight to head home. At first we were told that the flight was delayed. Then we had to change gates (to the other end of the airport, naturally) and then we were informed that there were further delays. ...more
Great Tips we just traveled to Europe in the middle of the deep freeze ~ stressful at best! ... more