With more than 300 shops on Oxford Street alone, London is certainly a place where you can splash the cash on a shopping spree to end all shopping sprees. But I'm not here to tell you about Topshop flagship stores...
When my son turned three this year, we decided to start with his potty training at home. I knew that our Seoul trip will happen April this year so I intentionally left out the “potty training for outdoors” agenda....
  Hosting visitors can be a bit tricky, even in ideal situations. After spending extensive time together, even your most beloved friends or family can become annoying. What's more, as a host, dealing with a guest's dietary restrictions, different sleeping habits, moodiness,...
I always view the Expat lifestyle as two-pronged. There are benefits and disadvantages. And, over the years that I lived this type of lifestyle, I have learned to accept that it is hard to have it all. That no...
I still remember a conversation I had with my brother about 6 years ago, just after he'd gotten back from living in Chile and traveling around South America for a while. We were talking about traveling and he called...
A curious thing has occurred to me in the two weeks that I've been back in New Jersey. Nobody wears pants. Okay, this is obviously somewhat of an exaggeration, but not by much. I first noticed it at the airport,...
While I've written before about how exciting expat life can be, and how much I love it, it goes without saying that there are challenges that come with this life. While living overseas I've missed a brother's wedding, the...
I was nineteen years old when Elizabeth Gilbert published Eat, Pray, Love. At the time, like the rest of the country, I was enamored with Gilbert's international journey of self-discovery and emotional healing. For the four of you who...
I'm starting a new three-part series about common misconceptions from an American perspective. While there are more than three misconceptions, I'm choosing to focus on the ones I've noticed as a tourist and as a local. The third of this three-parter focuses...
It's no secret that nowadays more people are choosing to live the expat life than ever before. Travel has gotten easier and become less expensive. Companies have gone global and sent their employees overseas. People have realized that they...

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