Brazilian Romeo & Juliet

Brazilian Romeo & Juliet “We’re going to try a Brazilian dish tonight.” “Does it involve meat?” my husband asked hopefully. “Is it a big, awesome, meaty stew that will leave me in a food coma?” “No, it’s vegetarian. And it’s really...

Why Learning a Language Should Be on Your Bucket List

Why Learning a Language Should Be on Your Bucket List   I’m currently studying Portuguese. It’s hard. The linguistic capabilities of my youth (at one point considerable – I was a Modern Languages and Linguistics major with an emphasis on Russian) have faded. I first fell in love with Russian and...

Only God Can Fudge Me

Only God Can Fudge Me Does her tattoo have the word fudge in it?  I inched closer.    Fudge me.  It said something about… … fudge me.    That can’t be right.  Can it?    We stood in a foot of water at the edge of a lake. This was my first group-camping trip. Friends had invited...

Dirty Hippy Meets Pretty Girl

Dirty Hippy Meets Pretty Girl At the end of our Australian adventure, we had three days in Melbourne. We chose our hotel because of its proximity to the Queen Victoria market. I love a good market and this one truly was the queen of all markets, as well as the largest outdoor market (17...

An American Girl’s Guide to Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad

An American Girl’s Guide to Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad   Our Thanksgiving was a little different this year. We celebrated on a Sunday with family friends (American-Aussie hybrids) in Coolum, Queensland. We ate turkey and ham and stuffing, but instead of the snow and football that will accompany the feast back in...