America, Life in Asia, Motherhood, Planning

Surviving [and Loving] Overseas Flights With a Baby

Looking back, this is probably one of the easiest ages to fly with a child. I didn’t have to worry about kid friendly snacks or drinks. At almost four months old, all she does is breastfeed. I didn’t have to plan out hours of entertainment. She still can sleep for hours or be entertained very… Continue reading Surviving [and Loving] Overseas Flights With a Baby

America, Motherhood, Planning, Travel Gear

Baby’s First Flight

Now that we have a baby, travel will never look the same. Gone are the days of budget airlines and carry-on only. At least for awhile. If I’ve learned anything in the few short months of being mom it’s that everything takes more time than expected. From leaving the house to accomplishing a simple errand,… Continue reading Baby’s First Flight

America, Motherhood, Photos That Inspire

Hello World, Meet Baby Travel Bug

After 9 long months [but really more like 10] of waiting and praying and laboring, we are so excited to welcome our daughter into the world. She's already quite the world traveler, having visited 5 countries while in the womb. We chose to have her in our home country of America with family and friends… Continue reading Hello World, Meet Baby Travel Bug

America, Funny & Weird, Planning, Pop Culture, Travel Gear

9 Podcasts for Long Travel Days

I would say that this is the year that I discovered podcasts. I’d listened to one or two over the years, but it wasn’t until 2016/2017 that I became mildly addicted. I blame Serial. This binge-worthy true crime podcast launched in 2014, and since then, I’ve been looking for it’s replacement. I love that podcasts… Continue reading 9 Podcasts for Long Travel Days

America, Beaches, Motherhood, Photos & Video

Portrait of a Mother-To-Be

I confess, blogging has taken a backseat to this pregnancy of mine. Not because it's been a hard pregnancy, but because my brain and my heart have been focused elsewhere. But I did want to share these stunning maternity photos my husband & I had taken once arriving back in the US. Our good friend,… Continue reading Portrait of a Mother-To-Be

America, Pop Culture

Hamilton: My American Obsession

For me, it began in January 2016. I had seen a few Facebook posts and Internet articles about this Broadway show called Hamilton: An American Musical. I can’t say I remembered much about Alexander Hamilton from history class past the $10 bill and the milk commercial. But the cast album had reached #1 on Billboard's… Continue reading Hamilton: My American Obsession

America, Holidays, Indonesia, Language Learning, Life in Asia

Milestone.

Milestone: a stone functioning as a milepost. Guys, we’ve officially lived in Asia for ONE YEAR. It’s been one year of learning a new language, learning a new culture, living life and making friends. It’s been challenging, and it’s been wonderful. It’s been hot, and it’s been fun. We’ve seen our conversation abilities grow by… Continue reading Milestone.

America, Indonesia, Language Learning, Life in Asia

Top 5 Tips for Learning a New Language

I’ve always wanted to learn a new language. As an American, I grew up speaking English and only English. During high school & college, I attempted to learn some Spanish, but it never stuck. I’ve always been in awe of Europeans or Asians that can speak 2, 3, or 4 languages. While being born a… Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Learning a New Language