Category Archives: Travel

Going Ape!

Last week over The Cuties’ Spring Break, we traveled to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. The majority of our time was spent prone on a chaise lounge, napping under palm trees, reading and doing needlepoint.  It was glorious.  It was also just the adult vacation modus … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beach Bag Vacation Essentials

The Cuties are on Spring Break next week and so I’m starting to get us organized for another adventure.  I thought I’d share my favorite essentials for packing a bag for a warm vacation spot. Let’s start with a tote … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What to Wear When Traveling

One of my Top Three posts last year was Packing a Carry On for International Travel {it’s also one of my most pinned posts on Pinterest!}.  I’ve received many follow-up questions asking me what I wear on long international flights, … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Trip of a Lifetime: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Our Vietnam Adventures ended in Ho Chi Minh City {read about them here and here} and we traveled to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Let me just go ahead and put this out there now so we can get it out of … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Trip of a Lifetime: Central & Southern Vietnam

We left Northern Vietnam {read all about our adventures here} and flew to Da Nang.  We arrived and drove a half hour or so late at night to Hoi An.  It was dark, we were tired and so we joined … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Trip of a Lifetime: Northern Vietnam

When we signed on for Expat life, it was with the agreement that we’d do our best to take advantage of our time in Asia and travel as much as possible while in this part of the world.  For the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Year I Completely Blew Off Hanukkah

And there’s no making up for it since the Miracle that was Thanksgivukkah won’t happen again for almost 8,000 years. Talk about blowing it as a blogger. But I just wasn’t feeling it this year. The whole Expat-Thanksgiving-lack of family-hard … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Asakusa

Monday was National Sports Day here in Japan, so both The Cuties and my husband were on vacation.  It had been a while since we’d done something from one of our guidebooks, so we decided to head to Asakusa and … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

News from The Happy Place

The Cuties and I have been Stateside for about two weeks now. It took almost 24 hours from the time we started our journey in Tokyo until we dropped our suitcases at The Happy Place, AKA Kiawah Island, South Carolina. … Continue reading

Posted in Ordinary Days I Love, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Elephant Nature Park

“You know…they say an elephant never forgets.  What they don’t tell you, is that you never forget an elephant.” ~Bill Murray in “Larger Than Life” I know you all know I have a thing for elephants. It’s yet another topic … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments