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Life in Marrakech: Month 19
I am sitting on my open rooftop, soaking in the sun for the first time in months. I can barely remember the changing of the seasons last year – one thing ran into the next and time whizzed by. But not this year. Just four or five days ago... Read more
Fun Things to do in Rome with Kids
I’m starting to plan our Mediterranean cruise in May and know we won’t be purchasing shore excursions from the cruise line. But, that doesn’t mean we’ll be stuck on the ship or wandering aimlessly around the port. One of our first stops is in Rome and while we’ve spent... Read more
In December I shared one of my favorite books everyday and it turned out to be a big hit. Seems many people are as avid readers as I am! This year, I’ve promised myself to take more time to just read. February is the shortest month of the year... Read more
8 Things to Consider When Booking a Cruise
We’re so excited! In May we’ll be boarding the Norwegian Epic and sailing through the Mediterranean. You might remember our first cruising adventure to the Caribbean. Since then I’ve gone on a cruise with my mom, and now MarocBaba and I will be taking the kids again. It’s safe... Read more
10 Things To Do with Kids in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
When the Caribbean is calling, you should take heed and answer! Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is a family-friendly destination with plenty to do for the young and young at heart. Last summer we stopped for the day as a part of a Caribbean cruise and it was... Read more
Ask a majority of American expats what food they miss from home and a good majority of the time the answer will be peanut butter. Somehow the rest of the world hasn’t caught on to how great peanut butter is. Like Nutella did, I have high hopes that someday... Read more
Budget Hostels to Consider in Marrakech
Think you can’t come to Marrakech unless you’ve got the pocketbook of a sultan? Think again! Hostels aren’t as common in Morocco as they are in Europe and in years past they were dingy, dirty, and overall not somewhere you’d want to spend any length of time. With more... Read more
5 Best Family Friendly Hotels in Providenciales
Many people who visit Providenciales do so as a part of a cruise vacation or on a honeymoon. However, the Turks and Caicos are quickly becoming a favorite family destination for vacationers. While many resorts may appear to be higher priced than those found in the United States or... Read more