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from Michigan to California by car

Well, the day finally came. We packed up everything we thought we’d need for the road and the new apartment, loaded up the cat, and off we went! Was it hard? No, not really. M is excellent in the car, she rarely complained. She was confused about where we were going and why, though. We […]

Take the long layover in Hong Kong!

If you’re going to Nepal from North America, there’s a good chance you will have at least one long layover somewhere in the Middle East or Asia. I’ve heard that Singapore is the best airport for a long layover, but I want to share our amazing experience in Hong Kong International airport. We spent a […]

autumn in the midwest

Summer in Michigan is beautiful, but I think autumn in the Midwest is my favorite time of year in any place on the planet. Knowing we are leaving for a life of traveling makes me appreciate this last spectacular season at “home”. Who knows when the next fall we spend in Michigan will be? It […]

polyglot my world

I’ve always had a life-long goal of being able to speak five languages before I die. “To speak” can, of course, encompass quite a wide range of language ability, and so I’ve settled for a goal of speaking four languages at at least the B1 (intermediate) level, with at least one of those foreign languages […]

Sprechen zie Deutch?

Finally, after years of fostering and adoption finalization, we are able to travel out of the country! This July the toddler and I will be jumping onto a 7 1/2 hour flight from Canada to Germany, where my cousin has invited us to stay with her family. They have been living there for almost a […]


I cancelled the New York City trip. Oh god, the agony of the decision! In the end, I just couldn’t bring myself to leave an 8-week-old at home. She’s not old enough to take with me, either. I also began plans for taking her with me to California in September. I had booked hostels in […]