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Longing for the expat life? Advice for moving abroad with kids from an expat

Longing for the expat life? Advice for moving abroad with kids from an expat

When my kids were just 7 and 9 years old, I packed them up from their cushy Florida lifestyle and moved them to Milan, Italy as expats. As if uprooting them from their friends was not enough, I was also taking them from the wide […]

All you need is carry on luggage: secrets from a frequent traveler

All you need is carry on luggage: secrets from a frequent traveler

How many times have you found a flight for just the right price? You click through to the order page and cha-ching, you’re hit with all those add-on fees. Often, checked bag fees can add $50 or more to the cost, each way!  As much […]

My Costa Mesa staycation: 8 simple tips to plan your ultimate staycation

My Costa Mesa staycation: 8 simple tips to plan your ultimate staycation

I recently took a little staycation, making the one hour drive south of LA to Costa Mesa. I was invited by the tourism folks to explore the “City of the Arts.” I wasn’t really sure what to expect, thinking it was just another suburb of […]

Tuscany or Umbria: Which is best for wine tastings in Italy?

Tuscany or Umbria: Which is best for wine tastings in Italy?

I love wine and I love to travel. So what could be better than combining the two? Just like culinary travel and adventure travel, wine travel is gaining popularity. Wine travel offers enthusiasts the opportunity to truly experience the wine production process, and if you […]

I went vegan for 60 days: Here’s what I learned

I went vegan for 60 days: Here’s what I learned

Just like fashion, I’m prone to jumping on the trend of the moment. I followed the Paleo diet for the past couple of years because it lets me bacon at every meal. But the more attention I paid to my daughter’s vegan diet, and then […]

5 easy & healthy foods to pack in your carry-on

5 easy & healthy foods to pack in your carry-on

I have a vegan daughter so traveling is always a challenge, whether we’re looking for a local restaurant or facing a long-haul flight. We were recently faced with a 16-hour flight to Australia and were challenged to come up with healthy foods for travel that […]


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