A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

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
Raising Bilingual Children: Should We Go Overseas?
When people ask us what made us decide to move to Morocco, we always give the same answer; for our children to learn Arabic and French. This might not be a priority for everyone but it was important for us. I always felt terrible that my kids couldn’t have... Read more
Living with Your In-Laws: The Honest Truth
I get several emails every week asking me about the dynamics of life here in Morocco or about relationship questions. I love getting email from readers, especially those who tell me they feel a personal connection – what a compliment! Sometimes it can feel like I’m writing into space,... Read more
My Muslim Christmas Story
When I became a Muslim 10 years ago there was no doubt in my mind that Christmas would still be a part of our lives. For me it was one of the most magical parts of childhood. Long before I was an adult worrying about budgets and gifts and... Read more
Culture Shock, Depression, and the Not-So-Nice Side of Expat Life
Many months ago I shared an article on my Facebook page that was another blogger’s negative experience in Morocco. There was a variety of responses (you can jump over and read them all) but what I found the most was that opening up the conversation gave me a way to... Read more
Learning on the Road through Technology Games
Many people make the decision to move abroad or live nomadically when their children are young and not yet of formal schooling age. Then there are those of us that decide to do it later in life. Our first year I had grand plans. In fact I had a... Read more
I spent last week and will be spending this upcoming week at blogging conferences. Just like all professions, yes we bloggers do have conventions and conferences. One major topic lately has been the new(er) social media networks of Instagram and Pinterest (yes of course those link to my profiles!),... Read more
Defining {Home} When You’re an Expat
“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” ~ Christian Morganstern quotes “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~ Matsuo Basho I’ve been grappling with the concept of home from the moment I stepped on the plane earlier this month. When... Read more