Fear & Its Cousin, Moral Irresponsibility

Fear & Its Cousin, Moral Irresponsibility São Paulo in the middle of the day, I held six-year-old Ivy’s hand while Mike walked up ahead with eight-year-old Emilia in bright sunshine and heavy heat. A man dressed in suit and tie walked toward us on the sidewalk. As he neared, I noticed something on his...

Pussy Riot and the Motherland

Pussy Riot and the Motherland It’s been forever since I traveled to Russia. Maybe not forever, but more than 20 years now. I did a semester of high school there, where I lived with an incredibly dysfunctional host family who schooled me in vodka and told me that if I sat on concrete, my ovaries...

How to Make a Guinness Milkshake

How to Make a Guinness Milkshake I love Guinness. I’m not exaggerating. It’s true love. This summer I’ll travel with my husband and two daughters to Ireland. Mike and I were there 8 years ago (sans children) and had a fantastic trip, from Temple Bar to Connemara. We went to the Guinness Storehouse in...

Learning Local Culture: Activities for Kids Abroad

Learning Local Culture: Activities for Kids Abroad I had the pleasure of appearing on Multicultural Kid Blogs to talk about how we incorporate cultural learning while homeschooling overseas. You can read the article HERE. Their site is loaded with resources on: Raising global citizens Information on holidays around...

A Digital Nomad Adventure: Traveling with Hacker Paradise

A Digital Nomad Adventure: Traveling with Hacker Paradise Guest Post by Nick McCrea On a two-week assignment to the up-and-coming Vietnamese town of Da Nang, amid sunshine, sand, waves, and the Vietnamese people, I’ll be working from my laptop alongside a ragtag group of roaming geeks that calls itself Hacker Paradise....

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...